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Smart Bulbs Buying Guide: 10 Best Wi-Fi Bulbs to Make Your Home Smarter

Smart lighting marks the first step when it comes to making your home smarter. You can control most of the smart bulbs with a mobile app, as well as change their brightness and color. There are also other bulbs with motion detection that automatically get turned on or off when someone comes near your front door or balcony. No matter which of these you want to spend money on; they will make a worthy addition to your home.

Operating smart lights is pretty easy and convenient. You can turn off a light in the kitchen downstairs without getting up from the bed, even with a voice command to a compatible voice assistant device. The smart bulbs are better in terms of energy usage, illumination and other advanced features but they are relatively pricier than standard light bulbs.

With loads of smart light bulbs from different brands, it can be difficult finding the one that will suit your home and lifestyle. We have gone through the wide selection of smart light bulbs available online in India and selected the best ones (on the basis of ratings and brand value) below:

List of best smart bulbs available in India

Sr.No.

Name

Price

1

Philips WiZ Smart LED Bulb

2

Havells Glamax Smart TW+RGB Bulb

3

Wipro Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb

4

ZOOOK Shine Smart LED Bulb

5

Crompton Immensa Smart LED Bulb

6

Mi LED Smart Bulb

7

Halonix Prime Prizm Wi-Fi LED Bulb

8

Syska Wi-Fi Enabled Smart LED Bulb

9

Bajaj Smart LED Bulb

10

Helea Wi-Fi Smart Bulb

1) Philips WiZ Smart LED Bulb

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Philips is a well known consumer electronics brand in India and thus tops the list. This 10W Wi-Fi bulb provides users with different control options: control with the WiZ mobile app or through a voice command to Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. You can choose from 16 million colors and schedule timers. (Price: ₹699)

Other Highlights

  • Brightness level: 850 Lumen
  • Color Temperature: 6500 Kelvin
  • Dimmable
  • B22 base
  • Power outage recovery
  • Wizclick feature lets user control the bulb from the normal switch
  • WiZ companion app for iOS
  • 1 year warranty

2) Havells Glamax Smart TW+RGB Bulb

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Indian multinational company Havells has a good reputation for its smart home products and you can expect the same with this 9W smart bulb. It supports 16 million RGB colors to choose from and the lights are also dimmable. You can easily set up the lighting mood for watching TV, reading, and even taking a good night’s sleep. The smart bulb is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. (Price: ₹672)

Other Highlights

  • Brightness level: 850 Lumen
  • Havells smart bulbs pair together
  • B22 base
  • 2 years warranty

3) Wipro Wi-Fi Smart LED Bulb

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This 12.5W smart bulb comes with music synchronization, where 16 million shades of light interact with the music playing in the room. You can also tune the light to different shades of white as per mood. Manage the bulb at your fingertips to create the perfect atmosphere in your home anytime. Also, control the lights with your voice commands using Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It is one of the best rated smart bulbs on Amazon India. (Price: ₹774)

Other Highlights

  • Color Temperature: 6500 Kelvin
  • Dimmable
  • B22 base
  • 2 years warranty

4) ZOOOK Shine Smart LED Bulb

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This 9W smart bulb lets you toggle the lights without even having to reach for the switch. You can customize your lighting at home. There is a choice of 16 million shades and different tones to make any occasion extra special, even with your voice. It works with any Wi-Fi router and requires no separate hub. (Price: ₹836)

Other Highlights

  • Dimmable
  • Works with IFTTT
  • Comes with B22 to E27 convertor
  • 1 year warranty

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5) Crompton Immensa Smart LED Bulb

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Make your house a “beautiful” relaxing zone with Crompton Immensa 9W smart light bulb. A person reviewed it as the best Wi-Fi smart bulb as it retains the light color setting every time light is turned on or off, be it brightness or its color. You can control the bulb from anywhere through the MyCrompton App. (Price: ₹655)

Other Highlights

  • Brightness level: 830 Lumen
  • Group multiple bulbs
  • B22 base
  • 1 year warranty

6) Mi LED Smart Bulb

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This 9W smart bulb with 16 million colors is touted to provide 11 years long life. Create the desired ambience for every occasion: party, reading, movie nights, or a candle light dinner. The bulb is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can use the Mi LED Smart Color bulb from anywhere. (Price: ₹699)

Other Highlights

  • Group multiple bulbs
  • Dimmable
  • B22 base
  • 1 year warranty

7) Halonix Prime Prizm Wi-Fi LED Bulb

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This 12W smart bulb is powerful and full of features. You can light up any room with any shade you like from 16 million colors. Control the bulb by voice with a virtual assistant such as Alexa or Google assistant. You can use other apps like Google Home to control the bulb. (Price: ₹579)

Other Highlights

  • Timer feature
  • Dimmable
  • B22 base
  • 1 year warranty

8) Syska Wi-Fi Enabled Smart LED Bulb

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This 7W color changing bulb connects with Alexa, Google Assistant, Syska app easily. It has quite good reviews on Amazon. One reviewer said this light bulb is Tuya based and using the Tuya app will be more beneficial as it has integration support for a lot of platforms including Google, Alexa, IFTTT, etc. (Price: ₹579)

Other Highlights

  • Brightness level: 560 Lumen
  • Dimmable
  • B22 base
  • 2 years warranty

9) Bajaj Smart LED Bulb

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It is a 9W Wi-Fi bulb that can be controlled from anywhere using the mobile app. You can choose from different colors as per needs. The bulb is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. There are wellness-centric pre-set modes and ambient lighting settings in the app for ease of the user. (Price: ₹698)

Other Highlights

  • Dimmable
  • B22 base
  • 1 year warranty

10) Helea Wi-Fi Smart Bulb

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This 9W smart light bulb from Indian Smart Home brand Helea will help you create a smart home. You can create scenes and automations easily on the app and control with voice commands to Alexa or Google Assistant. The bulb remembers the previous color and brightness setting in case of power failure. (Price: ₹599)

Other Highlights

  • Brightness level: 810 Lumen
  • Dimmable
  • B22 base
  • 2 years warranty

Things to consider when buying a smart bulb

Power/Wattage: It is the level of highest brightness a bulb can produce.

Color Temperature: It decides how ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ white light a bulb emits.

Installation process: Do consider how easy it is to connect a smart bulb to the home’s router and the app.

App: Check support for Android and iOS, plus other features like scheduling and light scenes.

Voice control: You should check which platforms are supported by the bulb.

Dimmable: A bulb offering brightness setting is better.

Base: Buy a bulb with B22 socket for wall outlets and E27 for table lamps.

Warranty: The bigger warranty provides convenience if a problem arises.

How to choose a smart bulb?

There are a number of brands offering smart light bulbs in India and the price starts from Rs. 600. Most of the bulbs are Wi-Fi powered and are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You should consider the current voice assistant at your home and also the possibility for expansion in future. If you are an apple user, buy a bulb that works with Siri to enjoy the best smart benefits. There are only Philips Hue smart bulbs that support ZigBee and also work with dimmers and motion control devices.

Benefits of smart bulbs

Ease of use: It is the most important advantage of smart bulbs that you can control it while resting on your bed, using the mobile app.

Lower energy consumption: LED (light-emitting diode) light bulbs use a less amount of electricity; The usage is 25 percent to 80 percent lesser than traditional incandescent bulbs.

Long life span: An LED smart bulb can work for up to 50,000 hours.

Light customization: You can choose different color and brightness levels and create different “scenes” as per various occasions.

Scheduling: You can set up a schedule of when a smart bulb turns on and off automatically.

FAQs 

Q) What is a smart bulb?

A) Smart light bulb is a lighting device that you can control wirelessly via your phone or voice command.

Q) How do smart bulbs work?

A) You can operate most smart bulbs with the companion mobile app and voice commands. You need to connect them with your home’s Wi-Fi network and then control with a paired mobile app. This is an entire setup that takes time and you can find it in the product manual.

Q) Do smart bulbs work without Wi-Fi?

A) Smart light bulbs provide best functionality when connected to Wi-Fi but you can always use the normal switch.

Q) Which smart bulb is best in India?

A) With the above list in mind, we can say Crompton is the best affordable option available in India but smart bulbs by Philips Hue, LIFX and Nanoleaf are better in terms of features.