Here are the smart bulbs that work with Alexa

Here are the smart bulbs that work with Alexa

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The Wiz LED is another color-changing option that works with Alexa. It isnt as fancy as Lifx or Hue, but the two-bulb starter kit does come with its own physical remote.

Insteons smart home platform works with Alexa — and that includes its line of Insteon LEDs. This one sells for $30.

Your fanciest option? The Haiku Light, from Big Ass Solutions (best known for its Big Ass Fans). Its a built-in recessed fixture with an integrated motion sensor, full color-tunability, very bright and Alexa compatibility. Its expensive, though: Lights start at $149 and go up to $299, depending on what kind of trim you get.

Here are the smart bulbs that work with Alexa

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The same goes for Nanoleafs color-changing Aurora light panels. Aside from Alexas voice controls, you can sync them up with your music for a rhythmic light show in your living room.

Youll need to pair those Osram lights with the Osram plug-in gateway. It translates the Zigbee signal into Wi-Fi that your router — and Alexa — can work with.

Sengled makes smart bulbs that work with Alexa, too. The color-changing Element Color Plus LED uses Zigbee to broadcast its signals — starting in March, youll be able to pair it directly with the Zigbee-equippedAmazon Echo Plus.

Osram recently spun off its smart lighting brand Ledvance, which now sells Zigbee smart bulbs under the Sylvania brand name (its confusing, I know). The good news: This Alexa-compatible lineup of Zigbee smart bulbs offers a variety of shapes and sizes, and starts at just $12 each.

If you have recessed light fixtures in your ceiling, then know that Lifx also offers a $50 floodlight version of its color-changing smart bulb.

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At $15, the Cree Connected LED is even cheaper. It uses Zigbee instead of Wi-Fi, though. That means youll need an Alexa-compatible hub, such as the Wink hub shown here, in order to let Alexa control it. You can also connect it directly with theAmazon Echo Plus, an Alexa smart speaker with its own built-in Zigbee radio.

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Maybe your weirdest-looking Zigbee option: These Nanoleaf Ivy bulbs, which put the light-emitting diodes on the outside of a geometric jigsaw build. Along with Alexa, they also work with Siri and the Google Assistant.

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If youre more old-fashioned, GEs Bluetooth smart LEDs work with Alexa now. But youll need a plug-in hub to help them hop on board your Wi-Fi network.

Just keep in mind that with all of these Philips bulbs, youll need the Hue Bridge plugged into your router. That means youll probably want to start by buying a starter kit instead of an individual bulb.

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Just remember that youll need the Insteon Hub plugged into your router in order for everything to work.

If $60 is too much for you, consider the $40 Life White 800, which is just as smart and just as Alexa-friendly. It cuts the colors and costs $20 less, but still offers color-tunability, letting you dial between warm, yellowy tones and hot, bluish-white ones.

The newest generation of Lifx bulbs, called Lifx Mini LEDs, cost a little less than before. Theyre just as smart but not quite as bright, and worth a look if you like Alexa-enabled lighting changes.

The Osram Lightify line of smart LEDs uses Zigbee too. This one costs $30.

Philips also offers a floodlight version of its color-changing bulb that costs $50.

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Youve long been able to turn your smart lights on and off usingAlexa, Amazons voice-activated virtual assistant, and by now, youve got a lot of options for which bulbs to use. Click through for a look at your growing list of options if youre looking to upgrade.

First up, the TP-Link LB100. At just $20, its one of your cheapest options, using Wi-Fi to talk directly to your home network, meaning you dont need to pair it with a hub. A version with extra brightness costs $5 more, and a color-tunable version with multiple white light tones sells for $35.

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Of course, you could also just get a whole new lamp with smarts already built in. Thats the idea with the funky-looking Sol from GE — not only does it work with Alexa, but it has Alexa built into the base, like its own little Amazon Echo.

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If the colors dont matter that much to you, consider downgrading to the Philips Hue White Ambiance LED. At $30, theyre less expensive than the full-color Hue bulbs, but just as compatible with Alexa. And, like those Lifx white bulbs, they can change color temperatures.

Were also eagerly awaiting the new Lifx Tile wall panels. Each one features an 8×8 grid of programmable, color-changing lights — an eyebrow-raising way to add some geeky ambiance into your home. Youll be able to control them using all three major voice assistants — Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant.

The Lifx Color 1000 uses a Wi-Fi radio, so it doesnt need a hub to communicate with Alexa. It costs $60, but it offers full controls. Alexa can change the color of the bulb, too, or even trigger your pre-programmed lighting scenes. (Alexa, turn on party mode!)

Your best bet? The Philips Hue White starter kit. Its the cheapest entry point to Hue at $70, and it comes with two of those fixed-temperature Hue White bulbs. If you want to add additional bulbs to your setup, thats an option.

Another color-changing option: Philips Hue. Its full-color flagship smart bulbs work great with Alexa.

Another name to know: Eufy. Its Ankers smart home-centric offshoot brand, and one of the offerings is an Alexa-compatible smart bulb called the Lumos LED that costs just $20. Its a good pick for smartening up a lamp on the cheap, and since it connects with your home network using Wi-Fi, it doesnt require a hub.

The Lifx White 900 is a bit cheaper at $30 apiece. No colors, but again, you get that full white light spectrum, and compatibility with Alexa.

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Soon, Nanoleaf will also begin selling square-shaped light panels with built-in touch controls. And yep, theyll work with Alexa.

Same goes for the GE Link LED, another $15 smart bulb that uses Zigbee.

Your cheapest Philips Hue option is the Hue White LED. No Ambiance here, its a white-light bulb with a fixed color temperature of 2,700 K. But hey, it works with Alexa, and it only costs $15.

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