Ever since I got my first Echo Dot a few years ago, I’ve been getting lazier and lazier — but I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing. After all, if you can do quick math, check the weather, or order a pizza in a quarter of the time and without lifting a single finger, why shouldn’t you? Shortly after the Dot, I got a robotic vacuum and an Alexa-enabled fan, too. But as I expanded my network of smart devices, there was one purchase I held off on until I got my own place: the best smart light bulbs that work with Alexa.
I opted for the OHLUX Wi-Fi light bulbs because they came in a pack of six and broke down to just $9 each. I put two in my bedroom, two in my office, and two in my living room. Despite the affordable price tag and after three months of using them every single day, I genuinely don’t have a single complaint.
First of all, they’re hub-free and come with an intuitive app that’s easy to set up on your Wi-Fi network. Second, they’re compatible with both Alexa and Google Home for hands-free control. And, finally, since they’re LEDs, my energy bill is way lower than it was with the old-school halogen bulbs that were here when I moved in.