One of the most incredible things about humanity and our history is that despite thousands of years on the planet, almost all technology we see today came about within the last century or so. While we can trace the origins of these new technologies back to ancient discoveries like fire or the wheel, technological development has seen an exponential increase in not just the past century, but even in the past 20 years. One such example of technological innovation is the technology in smart homes and smart lamps.
While we may not have the hoverboards or stylish silver shades featured in Back to the Future II, we have seen incredible advancements in smart technology. Particularly in regard to smart home technology. In this article, we will take a close look at smart lamps. We will help inform you on why they could be right for you and then evaluate some of our favorite options.
What are Smart Lamps?
Smart lighting, or smart lamps, are a form of lighting that works in connection with your smart home system. Users can control a variety of settings like brightness, color, and more from a connected smart device. Users also have the option to automate their lights for certain times of day or motion. In doing so users not only make their life more convenient, but they also become more efficient and effective at conserving energy usage. Homeowners also have the option to install shortcuts to certain light settings depending on which smart lamp they choose.
How Do They Work?
Most smart lamps, as with most other smart home systems, function via an online hub. These online hubs function as a connecting point between your smart device, and your smart home systems. Many smart lamps and light systems connect to your home via your router, although this is not always the case.
Most smart lamp systems also have the ability to send feedback information to your device letting you know about potential errors or necessary replacements. While the technology in these bulbs is complex, they are extremely user-friendly and easy to install. No matter what your experience with smart technology is, smart lamps can be an easy addition to your home.
Our Top 3 Smart Lamps & Lights
One of our favorite smart bulb systems comes from the notorious Philips company. The main selling point of the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance smart lights is the in-depth companion app. The application comes with numerous features for the time of day, color, automation, brightness, and more.
The web app is extremely user-friendly and the smart light features an easy connection with other home systems like Alexa. An extremely versatile and convenient smart lamp product, the only downside of the Philips smart bulb is its high cost. Despite the pricing, we feel that the Philips Hue and Color Ambiance is truly the top-of-the-line smart lamp product.
The next smart bulb on our list is the Wyze Bulb Color. Contrary to our previous entry, the top selling point of the Wyze bulb is its low cost. Typically smart lamps and bulbs are very expensive, but the Wyze Bulb Color is perfect for those on a budget.
The Wyze bulb can connect with other home devices like Alexa and Google Assistant, but it doesn’t have as many features as some other smart bulbs. Users can adjust both color and brightness from the app, but don’t have many other options available. For those looking for a basic and cost-effective option, the Wyze Color Bulb is perfect.
The final entry on our list of top smart lamp systems comes from Sengled, the self-proclaimed leaders in smart light technology. As with the previous options, the Sengled Smart LED comes with a variety of settings and can connect with other smart home systems. While the different settings are interesting, what truly sets this product apart is its high-efficiency motion sensor.
Users can customize the lights to their preference and the lights will operate whenever anyone walks within a set distance of them. Not only is this feature cool but it can also provide huge savings on energy bills. Users will have to pay upfront for this high-end smart bulb, but can then see huge savings down the road.
All in all, we hope this gives you a better understanding of smart lamps and helps you to put a smart bulb in your home.