Adding smart bulbs to lighting fixtures is a fast way to introduce homeowners to the smart home trend, but it’s far from the only option. There are also a variety of smart lamps available and many of them are designed to do more than just light up a living room or bedroom. They can serve as replacements for alarms, help with home security, and even make you feel better.
Here’s is a look at the best smart lamps that are currently available. Keep in mind that some of these devices may require a smart speaker or display to fully function.
Best smart lamps
Editor’s Note: We will be updating this list as more smart lamps are released.
1. Philips Hue Go portable light
Philips is the leader in the smart lighting industry with its Hue brand. It’s no shock that it sells a number of smart lamps as well. The Philips Hue Go portable light is a hybrid between a smart lamp and smart bulb. It also happens to have wireless support, which means you can take it pretty much anywhere. It’s designed to last up to three hours before it needs recharging. You can use the Hue smartphone app. combined with the Hue Smart Hub, to control the lighting. It supports up to 50,000 different shades of white. You can also change the light with up to 16 million color choices.
You can set up the portable light to wake you up, or generate light designed to relax and calm your mind. With the addition of a smart speaker like an Amazon Echo or Google Home Mini, you can use your voice to control the light. The Philps Hue Go is a great introduction to smart lamps.
2. HUGOAI smart table lamp
This product is an affordable wired lamp that has a lot of nice smart features. The HUGOAI smart table lamp connects to your local Wi-Fi network, and then you can start using its features. With the assistance of the free smartphone app, this lamp can be controlled to generate light in up to 16 million colors. The brightness of the light can be changed from 3% to 100% and the color temperature range is between 2000K to 4000K. If you have an Alexa or Google Assistant-based smart speaker, you can use your voice for additional control features.
3. Phillips Hue white table lamp
If you want a lamp that is pretty basic and doesn’t support millions of colors, the Phillips Hue white table lamp may be for you. It’s designed to help create the perfect light setting for any mood or activity. The light can be changed on the Hue app, or via voice control with a smart speaker. Some of the lighting settings are better for reading, and others are good for just relaxing. You can even alert the light’s brightness to help you get energized or to help you concentrate on work. In addition, The Hue app can also control the lights remotely. As a result, the lights can turn on or off while you are away from home as an added security feature. Keep in mind you will also need to get the Hue Smart Hub to also control the lamp.
4. Philips Hue White Wellner smart lamp
The Philips Hue White Wellner smart lamp looks a little bit like a dewdrop. The unique design makes it perfect for a bedroom night table. Like the previous Philips Hue lamp, this model can be controlled through a smartphone app to display your choice of millions of colors. You will still need the Hue Smart Hub and a smart speaker to control the lamp with your voice.
5. Lighting Ever smart lamp
Here’s another lamp that doesn’t need an additional hardware device to work. The Lighting Ever smart lamp is perfect for homeowners who want a simple lamp to set up. Just set up the lamp onto your Wi-Fi network, and you will be all set. You can trigger a previously programmed lighting scheme with the free smartphone app, or you can turn it on or off remotely. In addition to millions of color choices, the white shades from the lamp can vary from 2000K to 5700K. Of course, you can also control the lamp with your voice, via a smart speaker that supports Alexa or Google Assistant.
6. Amazon Echo Glow smart lamp for kids
Our last entry on this list is a bit different than the rest because the main target audience is for kids. In addition, it happens to be Amazon’s first-ever smart lamp. The Amazon Echo Glow, when it is paired with an Echo smart speaker, is an excellent companion for children. For example, it has a rainbow timer, which serves as a kind of countdown clock for kids. It can remind them to go to bed, or to take a shower, or anything else you want. Kids can also create their own color choices, and they can also control the lights with their voices. It’s also pretty affordable as well. In fact, if you buy the lamp with the new Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker, you can save a total of $10 in a bundle deal.
That’s our look at the best smart lamps that are currently available. Let us know what other models you would like to see added to this list.