Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home are more than an easy way to put on music, and a great way to tap into their potential is to harness them with smart lamps. With them you can choose between different colors of light, set itineraries and scan options and much more. We present our selection of the best smart lamps of 2021.
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Philips Hue is highly regarded in the world of smart lights and offers one of the strongest lines in the industry. Iris is your latest smart lamp, which stands out for its unconventional design.
With some of the design features of the Philips Hue Bloom Above, Iris has a more spherical shape which makes it perfect as a spotlight on a desk. It is great for accenting wall art and there is also a bit of residual shine around its translucent base.
It doesn’t disappoint with its performance, it provides strong light that can illuminate corners and small spaces easily, and the colors also have a deep, vibrant glow. That’s important when it comes to setting the right mood, and as part of the Philips Hue family, it can be combined with other smart lights from the company to deliver stunning scenes.
Glow Light is a unique smart light in the sense that it doesn’t change to a million different colors and can in fact be controlled without the app. Just moving the lamp activates.
Glow Light is designed to help you fall asleep by starting bright and gradually dimming over 45 minutes.
Glow Light is also portable, which means you can take it with you if you wake up in the middle of the night to drink water or walk through a dark house. The light remains dim enough not to wake anyone else.
Although Glow Light can be controlled by gestures, there is an app that gives you even more customization and power over the lamp.
If style is your main goal, you will love this little bonsai inspired led light.
It is also very versatile: there is a small Bluetooth speaker to play soothing sounds from your mobile devices and a Qi standard wireless charger to charge your cell phone.
Keep in mind that you may need to remove thicker cases from cell phones to charge them properly this way.
Touch controls allow you to adjust the brightness of the led light or press and hold to activate a sleep mode that turns off after 30 minutes.
The CET Tree of Light It’s made of metal and cherry wood, and the light equates to 20W, so you won’t be using it to illuminate an entire room, but as an accent or nightlight.
The GE Sol C Smart Lamp is as futuristic as it sounds, with a built-in smart speaker. It is compatible with a wide range of other smart home devices, so you can have a truly connected home.
The lamp has Amazon Alexa on board, so you can turn it on and off with your voice and even use it to set timers, check the weather report, and play music.
With a host of different colored lighting options, you can easily select the perfect shade for your mood and lighting colors to promote a better sleep cycle.
The smart lamp C de GE Sol is not small, it is about the size and diameter of a basketball, unlike some of the other more compact devices on this list. Therefore, make sure you have enough space where you plan to place it.
This 360 degree bedside lamp from Aukey is one of the best on this list. For starters, each of its three main lighting functions is controlled by touching the aluminum base.
One touch turns on the light, one more allows you to adjust the brightness, and a long press changes the color of the illumination. The warm white light and color modes are rich and vibrant to bring the rooms that need it to life.
Before going to bed, turn the lamp to blue for a soothing shade to wake you up in the morning. Or set it green to bring a more natural earthy presence to your living space.
If you prefer to let the lamp choose for you, there is also an automatic cycle mode. The Aukey Touch takes up the same footprint as an Amazon Echo speaker, measuring just 8.5 inches tall and almost 4 inches wide. Its compact size makes it easy to unplug and reposition it in any room in your home.
We found that the power cord can be a bit temperamental if not positioned correctly. You can stop this problem in its tracks by adjusting the Aukey lamp to avoid catching something with the cord.
Amazon Echo Glow provides a significant amount of entertainment and functionality. Connects with any Echo product and is interactive.
Its unique Rainbow Timer can be activated by a simple “set a timer for” command. Bring a fun and colorful light show to your space.
You will know that time is running out when the color of the glow changes. It can work as a visual cue to let you know if something is almost finished cooking or to let kids know it’s time to get ready for bed.
The lamp can imitate a flickering flame, create a party atmosphere with its disco lights function, and more. You can also set specific settings in Glow to prevent your child from finding inappropriate content by accident.
An Amazon FreeTime subscription can limit your Echo Glow to kid-friendly music titles and audiobooks.
Smart lamps offer many advantages over traditional lighting, one of which is energy savings. Smart led lights use less energy than halogen or fluorescent bulbs, and the scheduling features mean you can automatically turn them off at any given time without lifting a finger.
You can also use smart lamps as part of a security system. If you link your lamp to the rest of the devices in your home and have it go off when an alarm detects movement, it gives the illusion that someone is home even if they are not.
Smart lights can serve specific purposes that traditional lights cannot fulfill, such as the Glow light to help you fall asleep or provide illumination on the go.
Smart lamps can become a staple in your home. Many people are first exposed to smart products through smart lighting, and these lamps are a direct extension of that.
These lamps often feature as many (if not more) features as a standard smart bulb because they are designed from the ground up to serve a specific purpose.
When buying a smart lamp first consider its use. Where do you want to place this lamp? Is it for reading, lighting a room or setting? Take into account if it should be plugged in at all times or if it can be placed after charging.
Lamps that do not require an electrical connection provide more flexibility in placement throughout the room and are often best for ambience rather than utilitarian lighting.
What features are included in the lamp? Some can pulse the lights to the beat of the music, while others can only alternate between colors.
Also, you should consider how smart its functions are. Does it work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, or can it only be controlled via the app?
What is your budget? Smart lamps range from $ 30 to $ 200 or more. Those that provide atmospheres often cost more, but those that can light a room or that are not from a well-known brand can be found at lower prices.