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Smart LED Lights By Philips, Osram and Co in Comparison

Smart LED lights that you can control with an app on an iPhone are replacing the classic lights increasingly. It’s not a surprise because the intelligent lamps can significantly more than just shine the room. They connect with the smartphone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and allow different light scenes. We compared the most popular LEDs for you.

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Philips Hue

Philips Hue is one of the most popular smart light systems. Hue is an app-controlled light system that can operate up to 50 light sources and 16 million colors simultaneously – all done from an iPhone. The light can be controlled and planned from everywhere at any time. The light schedule feature of the app sets up the light so that it turns on and off in different rooms at a preset time. Stepless dimming is possible as well.

The Hue series can be expanded by the huge selection of bulbs, panels, and lamps. All bulbs from the Hue series are compatible with the Apple HomeKit and can be controlled by Siri. A connection to Amazon Alexa is no problem either. You can even connect the lamps via third-party apps that are HomeKit-compatible. The only disadvantage is the relatively high purchase price.

Advantages:

  • Huge selection of bulbs, lamps, and panels
  • Light schedule feature
  • Stepless dimming
  • Compatible with Apple HomeKit
  • Control via Siri, Alexa, and third-party apps

Disadvantages:

  • High price

Osram Lightify

Osram Lightify is the smart light series of another well-known manufacturer for lamps. The free app controls connected lamps, lights, LED stripes or garden lights from the iPhone. You can individually dim the light and include light scenes, as well as control the light at your house from anywhere. This series also offers many different lamps.

The Lightify series is not compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, but with Alexa. On the downside, the lamps are not as durable as others so that they already die after a few months.

Advantages:

  • Huge selection of bulbs, lamps, and panels
  • Programming of light scenes
  • Stepless dimming
  • Connection of many lamps
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa

Disadvantages:

  • Not compatible with Apple‘s HomeKit
  • Short life

Lucero Smart Bulb

Lucero offers an affordable alternative to brand products. The light can produce 16 million colors and is controlled by app via Bluetooth. Therefore, it is not necessary to get an expensive gateway. The application features an option that allows capturing an external ambiance with the iPhone camera to set the LED according to the color on the photo. The microphone enables to use the Disco Mode. The lamp will flicker in correspondence to the music.

In comparison with the more expensive product, the Lucero Smart Bulb only has one type of bulb available – E26 socket with a max of 550 Lumen.

Advantages:

  • Cheap
  • Dimmable
  • Connection via Bluetooth
  • Capture colors with camera
  • Disco Mode

Disadvantages:

  • No selection of different lamps
  • Not compatible with HomeKit or Alexa

MagicLight

MagicLight is an affordable light system as well and you can control it by your iPhone via an app. This product also uses Bluetooth so that you don’t need a bridge either.

The free app allows to set up various colors, dim the light and synch with your favorite music. The MagicLight is not compatible with Apple’s HomeKit or Amazon Alexa.

Advantages:

  • Cheap
  • Dimmable
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Different colors
  • Synchronization with music

Disadvantages:

  • Not compatible with HomeKit or Alexa
  • No selection of different lamps

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