Demystifying Mysterious Things

Smart Lightbulbs

A connected lightbulb can be turned on and off through a device that is also connected to the network or through commands that are sent to the bulb over bluetooth. If connected to your network, the lightbulb itself is setup like you would a computer or smart phone to grant it access to your home internet. Each bulb has a unique identifer so that commands to control the lightbulb can be sent to the right bulb.


Beyond simply turning on and off many smart lightbulbs can change colors. Since the color choice can be configured by the user, this typically means you can choose from over 16 million colors.


On/Off, colors, and dimmable! You can send a command to the lightbulb to specify how bright you'd like the light to shine.


Often times the makers of smart lightbulbs will have a companion mobile application where you can go to control the lightbulb.

Fun facts

Facts about smart lightbulbs.


Three ways to get a lightbulb you can control with an app 1. a lightbulb with radio 2. smart light-switch 3. smart outlets


Most smart lightbulbs have a standard E26 base to screw into existing light fixtures

40 - 75

The range of Wattage for available smart lightbulbs


The cheapest new connected lightbulb we found!

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."

Thomas Edison, made lightbulb use practical

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There are a lot of fun things you can do with smart lightbulbs

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  • Alarm - Have your lightbulbs slowly turn on to act as an alarm clock in the morning.
  • Light show - Some lightbulbs can change colors and brightness based on music or movies.
  • Motion sensing - Turn on lights when you sense motion
  • Occupancy sensing - Turn on lights when someone enters or exists a room
  • Lighting Groups - connect lights to each other to control them as a group.

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There are a number of different lightbulbs to choose from if you wanted a smart lightbulb. Here are a few.


  • GE
  • Belkin
  • Flux
  • Philips
  • TP-Link
  • Lucero