Best Budget: Sengled Element Classic Smart Bulb
Plan ahead with the Sengled Element Classic Smart Bulb. This affordable option allows you to turn the lights on or off, dim the lights and even set up schedules using the Sengled Element Home app for iOS or Android. With the setting controls, it’s simple to monitor the lights remotely, schedule your lights to come on before you get home from work in the evenings or even create a realistic use pattern when you are out of town to make your home appear occupied.
Use the Performance section of the app to monitor electricity use – something you may particularly enjoy since these Energy Star-certified LED bulbs use far less energy than traditional incandescent lighting. The bulbs can also be connected to a hub such as Amazon Echo Plus, SmartThings or Wink. But it’s also just as painless to use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to activate voice control for all of your smart bulbs’ settings. Be cautious though – the Sengled Element Hub is required for these bulbs to work with some systems, while others like the Amazon Echo Plus allow for direct connection.