The ultimate smart lights guide for your home » Gadget Flow


Your home can be so much more convenient when you outfit it with smart LED lightbulbs. Luckily, we’re highlighting some of the best in today’s roundup. Keep reading this blog post for lights that connect to your devices and boast millions of colors.

One of the simplest things you can do to make your home smarter in 2021 is to upgrade it with smart LED lights. These practical lights include bulbs that connect to your smartphone and voice assistant for hands-free operation. Can you imagine never having to hunt for a switch in the dark again? And then there are lights and light strips that create just the right mood in every room of the house, with millions of color options. There are quite a few great smart LED lights, and we’re highlighting some of our favorites on today’s ultimate smart lights guide.

Related: 2021 Smart home guide—what gadgets to buy for Alexa, HomeKit, etc.

There’s a flame-shaped smart bulb that looks great in chandeliers and sets the mood. And of course, it connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Also, for a pretty cool way to make your movie nights even better, consider this gradient light strip. It produces light that actually mimics what you’re watching or listening to. You’ll find these products and more on this list of cool smart bulbs.

Philips Hue Amarant Linear Spotlight

The first product on our list of the best smart LED lights in 2021 is the Philips Hue Amarant Linear Spotlight. It provides a gorgeous, colorful glow to your home or landscaping. In fact, it produces millions of colors depending on the mood you want to set.


Cree Connected Max Tunable White + Color Changing Bulb

The great thing about the Cree Connected Max Tunable White + Color Changing Bulb is that it doesn’t require a hub. It pairs quickly to the app using Bluetooth. Then you control it via Wi-Fi. It comes with several cool presets and connects to your favorite voice assistant.

Philips Hue Centris Smart Ceiling Spotlight

Set the right mood in your home with the Philips Hue Centris Smart Ceiling Spotlight. This light fixture features a main light with multiple spotlights that aim in any direction.


Philips Hue E12 Candelabra Bluetooth Bulb

Another of the best smart LED lights to buy in 2021 is the Philips Hue E12 Candelabra Bluetooth Bulb. Shaped like a flame, this Bluetooth bulb is a beautiful addition to your chandelier lamps. And, since it works via Bluetooth, you can easily manage it on your smartphone.

Philips Hue E12 candelabra Bluetooth bulb

Philips Hue E12 candelabra Bluetooth bulb in a lamp

WiZ LED A60 Full Color Bulb

Bring smart lighting to your everyday life with the WiZ LED A60 Full Color Bulb. It fits into any lampshade and lets you choose from 16 million different colors. What’s more, it connects to your existing Wi-Fi, and you can control it with your smartphone or voice.

WiZ LED A60 Full Color Bulb

WiZ LED A60 full color bulb in a dining room

Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip

Add a colorful effect to your home theater with the Philips Hue Play Gradient Lightstrip. It forms a band of color and even mirrors the content you’re watching.

Wyze Bulb Tunable White LED Bulbs

Control your lights with your voice when you have the Wyze Bulb Tunable White LED Bulbs. These LED bulbs connect to your voice assistant for easy operation. And, with temperature settings from 2,700–6,500 K, it lets you set the ideal lighting for any occasion.

Wyze Bulb Tunable White LED Bulbs

Wyze Bulb Tunable White LED Bulbs on a blue background (Image Credit: Chris Monroe/CNET)

Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp

Enjoy rich, ambient lighting when you have the Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp. It boasts super-low dimming options and brightness up to 570 lumens of white light. With its stylish design, this lamp looks great in any room.


Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Smart LED Strip

The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Smart LED Strip is a pretty cool extension set. That’s because you can actually reuse the pieces you cut off. It also comes with Bluetooth connection capabilities and works without a Hue Bridge system.

Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Smart LED Strip

Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus smart LED strip in a home

Phillips Hue White Floodlight LED

Another great item on our list of the best smart LED lights to buy in 2021 is the Phillips Hue White Floodlight LED because floodlights can be pretty useful. This one’s bright, efficient, and cost effective.

Phillips Hue White Floodlight LED

Phillips Hue White Floodlight LED on a purple background (Image Credits: Chris Monroe/CNET)

C by GE Full Color LED Light Strip

With its peel-and-stick installation, the C by GE Full Color LED Light Strip fits anywhere. This light strip is a great way to add brightness. Best of all, you can set a schedule and control it with your smart assistant.


Philips Hue Attract Glass Outdoor Lamp

Shine gorgeous light on your wall with the Philips Hue Attract Glass Outdoor Lamp. It comes with a black metal mounting fixture and provides up to 16 million different LED colors.

Philips Hue Attract Glass Outdoor Lamp

Philips Hue Attract glass outdoor lamp outdoors

Ring A19 & PAR38 Smart LED Lightbulbs

Remotely manage your home lighting with the Ring A19 & PAR38 Smart LED Lightbulbs. They’re easy to install and designed for outdoor use. Plus, they withstand temperatures as low as -4º Fahrenheit.

Philips Hue White A21 Smart Bulb

You’ll finally have a smart bulb that’s bright enough with the Philips Hue White A21 Smart Bulb. It’s as powerful as a 100-watt lightbulb, and you can control it wirelessly. It also emits 16 million colors.

Philips Hue White A21 Smart Bulb

Philips Hue White A21 smart bulb in a kitchen

TP-Link Kasa Smart Bulb Warm Amber Light

Add a vintage feel to your home with the TP-Link Kasa Smart Bulb Warm Amber Light. This smart bulb produces an amber glow and connects to a smartphone app on both iOS and Android devices.


We hope you enjoyed this list of the best smart LED lights in 2021. Let us know in the comments which of these lights you plan on adding to your home.

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