Master your ambient and mood lighting with these 5 smartphone-controlled LED smart lamps

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Aukey Table Lamp

Official website | Buy from Amazon (starts at $25)


This a touch-activated lamp that's good for tabletop, bedside, and reading use. It works with color-changing LED lights, letting you set the mood for any occasion by choosing red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and anything in-between. Tapping the base toggles between three brightness settings - soft, cool, and bright white light. The lamp can auto-cycle between 256 RGB colors, or you can select a fixed color that you like. The light has a simple and elegant design that lets it blend in almost anywhere.

Size8.5 x 4 inches
BatteryNo
ConnectivityBluetooth
Water & dust resistanceNo


Pros

  • Has touch controls
  • Three brightness settings

Cons

  • Limited color palette
  • No built-in battery

Xiaomi Yeelight

Official website | Buy from Amazon (starts at $70)


Xiaomi's smart lamp differentiates between 16 million colors and color temperatures between 1700K and 6500K, enabled by high-quality LED lamp beads. The color brightness can be freely adjusted and the built-in Wi-Fi module enables long-distance control of the lamp using an app on your smartphone.

Size11.2 x 5.4 x 4.9 inches
BatteryNo
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Water & dust resistanceNo

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

Cons

  • Requires voltage convertor in the USA
  • No built-in battery

Mipow Playbulb

Official website | Buy from Amazon (starts at $47)


This light supports up to 16 million RGB colors and 4 preset effects – pulsing, rainbow, fading, and flashing. A smartphone app controls brightness, colors, effects, and timer configurations. Up to 5 spheres can be controlled per group, enabling a comprehensive lighting plan. There's also the novel Shake Control option, which lets you shake your phone to change colors. Additionally, the lamp itself lets you tap it to change colors or turn it on/off. The device features a built-in 700mAh battery and includes a wireless charger that fills it up in three hours. If that's not enough, there's the timer settings that lets you set a timer from the app to turn the lamp on and off at preset time and color – waking up or going to bed to your favorite hue.

Size5.00 x 6.00 x 6.00 inches
Built-in batteryYes
ConnectivityBluetooth
Water & dust resistanceYes (IP65)


Pros

  • Shake controls and motion sensor
  • Wireless charging
  • Water and dust resistance

Cons

  • Not so bright
  • Toy-like design


Elgato Avea Flare

Official website | Buy from Amazon (starts at $87)


The Avea lets you unwind with dynamic moods and subtly changing lights. The battery-powered, wirelessly charged LED lamp can light up any place for more than 8 hours on a single charge, and features IP65 water resistance so it can be safely taken outside. Bluetooth connects the Avea to your iOS or Android phone for control. There's even Apple Watch integration, so you can set the lighting from your wrist.

Size6 x 6 x 8.7 inches
Built-in batteryYes
ConnectivityBluetooth
Water & dust resistanceYes (IP65)


Pros

  • Built-in battery with wireless charging
  • Water and dust-proof
  • Apple Watch connectivity

Cons

  • Looks like an alien egg
  • No timer for turning OFF the lights
  • Not very bright


Notti LED Smart Mood Light by Witti

Official website | Buy from Amazon ($50)


The Notti uses high-powered, 16 million-color LEDs which means you can find any color that matches your mood. The lamp can receive notifications from your iOS or Android smartphone, displaying a flashing customizable color upon receiving phone calls, calendar alerts, text messages, emails, and social media updates. Select your favorite song and the Notti will pulse to the beat in a single or multiple changing colors. You can also group four lamps and simultaneously control colors and have them in sync with the music you are playing. Like most smart lamps worth their bulbs, this one too works with your smartphone alarm to deliver a comforting light as you are waking.

Size6.7 x 4.7 x 6.7 inches
Built-in batteryYes
ConnectivityBluetooth
Water & dust resistanceNo


Pros

  • Interesting design
  • Receives notifications

Cons

  • Clunky app
  • Low brightness


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2 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Alien egg? Have anybody ever seen an ALIEN EGG?

2. 23nikki1 unregistered

Lol. Looks like an egg is a con ? Hmm may be for vegans

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