Smart light bulbs are one of the many new products available to create your own “smart home”. Combined with a smart thermometer like the Ecobee you can take control and reduce your energy consumption easily.
It was not so long ago that we were all persuaded to move to “energy efficient lighting” only to discover that it wasn’t all that efficient.
The good news is that energy efficient lighting has finally arrived.
While LED is a little more expensive to install – once you’ve done it, not only will your power bills be lower, but you’ll be waiting a long time before you have to buy another bulb.
The LIFX (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED light bulb is more than just a light bulb though, it’s a smart light bulb.
What Are Smart Light Bulbs?
Smart light bulbs are integrated with an Amazon Alexa device (something you need to buy separately) to give you full voice control over the lighting within your home.
You get to choose how long the bulb stays on, what level of brightness will be provided and what color that light will be.
This gives you the perfect lighting all the time and whenever you want a change, you just say so and the light bulb responds to your voice.
The Important Stuff
These smart light bulbs aren’t cheap, but they are estimated to last roughly 23 years in normal usage! If you remember the old filament light bulbs this will seem quite amazing, it’s also about 4 times the lifespan of those old “energy efficient” bulbs.
At just 11 watts of power, they’re among the cheapest and most energy efficient to use over the long-term too. Your power bill won’t drop drastically but every little bit saved, helps save the planet as well as your wallet, right?
In our tests the LIFX smart light bulb performed exactly as it promises on the package. We think you’ll be very happy if you opt for them in your home.
You can find the latest price of the LIFX (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb on Amazon.
If you’d like additional tools and ideas to transform your house into a sustainable home then don’t miss our Guide to Natural Living for 2020.