If you like Me, you spent your childhood dreaming of lights that you can control applause. Clapper’s premise was brilliant: No more getting out of bed to hit the light switch. Could you still buy clapper! But technology has come a long way since then. Now you can control lights, set timers and schedules, and change colors with your smartphone or, if you have a voice, your voice if you have a smart assistant – no clapping required.
If you want to make your home just Little Smarter smart bulbs are a great place to start. Most options are relatively cheap and easy to install. In addition, there are no cameras or door locks for someone to hack. If you want to enhance your home even more, most of these brands have a list of other products as well such as security cameras and plugs.
Updated September 2021: We added the Cync Direct Connect bulb as our top pick, along with more information. We also added a light bar selection.
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