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The 10 best smart lamps you can buy right now
Many people default to smart bulbs when decking out their smart home lighting, but they’re far from the only option. Smart lamps offer an all-in-one approach, often with extra style, and some of them are designed to do more than illuminate a room. They can replace alarm clocks, augment home security, or simply help you feel better.
Here’s a look at 10 of the best smart lamps currently available. Keep in mind that some of them may require a smart speaker, smart display, and/or compatible smartphone for full functionality.
The best smart lamps:
Editor’s note: We will be updating this list of the best smart lamps regularly.
1. Philips Hue Go
Philips is the leader in the smart lighting industry, so it’s no shock that several of its Hue lamps made this list. The Hue Go operates as both a wired and portable lamp, in the latter case running anywhere from 2.5 to 18 hours depending on mode and brightness settings. Away from home you’re limited to Bluetooth connectivity, and you’ll need to use button presets or the Hue mobile app for control.
While at home, you can connect the lamp to a Hue Wi-Fi hub to enable support for Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant, as well as broader Hue features like scheduling, remote control, and sync with movies and music. The hub is sold separately, but if you’re already in the Hue ecosystem, chances are you’ve got one.
2. Hugoai smart table lamp
This wired smart lamp is cheap for its format, yet nevertheless covers the bases. It connects directly to Wi-Fi, and using its smartphone app, it supports a standard 16 million colors. If you have an Alexa or Google Assistant-powered device, you can use voice and automation controls.
3. Phillips SmartSleep Connected
As its name implies, the Philips SmartSleep Connected is intended to sit by your bedside and improve sleep, rather than light up an entire room. You can customize sunset and sunrise schedules and the lamp will simulate cycles to match, or else you can choose various patterns and sounds when setting alarms. Its AmbiTrack sensor monitors temperature, noise, light, and humidity levels.
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The lamp replaces many other bedside gadgets by incorporating a clock, FM radio, and phone charging dock. You’ll need a phone with Philips’ SleepMapper app to take advantage of advanced alarm settings.
4. Philips Hue Signe Table Lamp
Deviating from traditional form factors, the Hue Signe casts light using a vertical strip, which is both aesthetically appealing and a space saver. You can buy it in both table and floor versions, but the table lamp is significantly cheaper and fits more locations, like desks and endtables.
Like the Hue Go, you can use the Signe solely with Bluetooth and the Philips Hue app, but you’ll almost certainly want to pair it with a Hue Wi-Fi hub. That brings expanded control and automations, including Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant support.
5. Lepro Smart Table Lamp
The Lepro Smart Table Lamp is another no-frills option. Once you’ve connected it to Wi-Fi, you control it directly through its official mobile app, or else hook it into Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control and more complex automations.
Lepro’s app does support timers, schedules, and scenes, so that platform integration is purely optional. There’s also manual button operation, so you can treat it as a “dumb” lamp whenever you feel like it.
6. Amazon Echo Glow
This one’s a bit different than the rest because the main audience is kids, and it happens to be Amazon’s first-ever smart lamp. When paired with an Echo smart speaker, the Echo Glow is an excellent companion for children. You can cycle colors simply by tapping on it for example, and a “rainbow timer” offers visual countdowns for tasks like getting dressed.
As you’d hope, the Glow is durable, affordable, and compatible with most of the commands and routines other Alexa-based lights support. Just be aware that it’s not particularly intense, so you’ll need another lamp as a room’s primary light source.
7. Casper Glow Light
Somehow we have yet another “Glow” lamp, this time from Casper, the mattress company. Appropriately, the Glow Light is purpose-built for sleep. Flip it upside-down and the lamp will turn on bright, fading out over 45 minutes. Wiggle it and it becomes a nightlight you can carry to the bathroom or nursery without disturbing anyone.
You can also use it for non-sleep purposes, for instance by twisting it in place to control brightness. The Casper Glow app for Android or iOS is required for full control, including syncing multiple Glow Lights and/or scheduling a morning wakeup routine.
8. Globe Electric Smart Table Lamp
This is another contender for outstanding design, and it isn’t costly either. Its features include app-, Alexa-, and Google Assistant-based control, as well as Siri, though not HomeKit. It connects directly to Wi-Fi and supports a wide range of colors. An extended floor lamp exists if you need it.
9. Aasonida LED Desk Lamp
Aasonida’s product is purpose-built for desks and nightstands. Despite its low price tag, it includes three color modes and six brightness levels, along with Wi-Fi control via an app, Alexa, or Google Assistant. You can even charge your smartphone with a USB port or a 10W wireless charging base.
10. Cozoo Bedside Table Lamp
The Cozoo Bedside Table Lamp is a modern tech gizmo and doesn’t try to hide it. Its base doubles as an outlet extender, featuring three USB ports and a couple of AC sockets. It also sports RGB lighting and app-based Bluetooth controls.