If you are interested in smart lights that can change colors from such brands as Lifx and Philips Hue, but you do not want to pay too much, the latest smart bulb starter kit from Sengled may be what you are seeking for. Costing at 80 US dollars, which is the same as a single Lifx Plus LED, this is a color-changing LED light bulbs being compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant, along with the Zigbee hub keeping them connected to your router. If you want to buy more, you can spend 30 US dollars for each.
This is the step with price in mind yet it would lead to some compromises. First of all, the platform you make use to control your lights is rather clunky to use, and less responsive than what you could get with Lifx or Hue. In spite of the fact that the bulbs are rather bright and effective at the standard setting, the colors are rather dim, most of which come under 100 lumens. And although there are integrations with Google and Amazon, a recent addition of an IFTTT channel, Sengled is not able to hold a candle to Lifx or Hue in terms of working with third parties.
Let’s begin by looking at the numbers. At the default setting, the bulbs promise a light output of 800 lumens, like what you would expect from a 60-watt incandescent, yet from a real power draw of just 9 watts. The color temperature of such setting is a soft white 2,619K, which is the kind of yellow-white tone you may get used to. The app also provides a full range of white light tones, along with different quick presets. The warmest of these will dial the color temperature down to a dull orange at 1,993K. The hottest daylight setting will reach up to 6,059K, providing stark white light with only a hint of blue to it.
If you are looking for a new way to bright your home, this option from Sengled is an ideal choice to pick.