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The 10 best smart lamps you can buy right now

Light up the way with style! These lamps will do more than just brighten up the room.
August 10, 2022
The Echo Glow surrounded by Christmas decorations.
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Many people default to bulbs when it comes to lighting a smart home, but they’re far from the only option. Smart lamps offer an all-in-one approach — often with extra style — and some of them do more than illuminate a room. They can replace alarm clocks, augment your 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.

Also: What is a smart home and why you should want one

The best smart lamps:

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list of the best smart lamps regularly.

1. Philips Hue Go

Philips Hue Go portable smart light angle view

Philips Hue is the leader in the smart lighting industry, so it’s no shock that several of its 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. When you’re away from Wi-Fi, the lamp can be controlled via Bluetooth and the Hue app, or else hitting a button that cycles through presets.

At home you can connect the lamp to a Hue Smart Hub to enable support for Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant, as well as broader Hue features like scheduling, remote control, and media sync. 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

hugoal smart 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

Philips SmartSleep

As its name implies, the SmartSleep Connected is intended to sit by your bedside and improve sleep, not 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 for setting alarms. Its AmbiTrack sensor monitors temperature, noise, light, and humidity levels.

Related: The best smart light bulbs

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

The Philips Hue Signe Table Lamp
Philips Hue

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 Hue app, but you’ll almost certainly want to pair it with a Hue Smart Hub. That brings expanded control and automations, including Alexa, HomeKit, and Google Assistant support.

Note that while this is claimed to be “old” on Amazon, it’s still readily available, and the new hardware is actually the more expensive Gradient version.

5. Lepro Smart Table Lamp

The Lepro Smart Table Lamp 2021

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. 

More: The best smart home gadgets available

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

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 bedroom accessory. You can cycle colors simply by tapping on it, and voice commands include a “rainbow timer” for tasks like getting dressed. In automation routines, you can optionally disable tapping so kids won’t interfere, though they can still turn power on and off.

Also: Here are the best Amazon Echo speakers you can buy

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

The Casper Glow Light on a nightstand

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

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

smart led 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.

Next: The best smart displays you can buy

10. Govee Aura

The Govee Aura smart lamp

Govee has a reputation as being the one of the best ecosystem alternatives to Philips Hue if you can’t afford the latter’s high prices — some of its products are shameless copies. The main sacrifices with Govee are HomeKit support, and a hub, which would keep automations firing offline and reduce the burden on your Wi-Fi network.

Having said that, the Govee Aura still supports Alexa and Google Assistant, and boasts 37 effects modes such as Sunrise, Ocean, and Fire. A built-in mic enables music sync options, and using the Govee app, you can create your own color patterns by sketching them with your finger.