The 10 Best Alexa Bulbs

Updated January 08, 2017 by Tina Morna Freitas

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We spent 22 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you're ready to transform your house into a smart home, an easy place to get started is with your lighting. This list of Alexa light bulbs includes plain white and fun multicolored ones, and most of them are compatible with standard light sockets. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best alexa bulb on Amazon.

9. Insteon Recessed

The Insteon Recessed is the right shape to replace the bulb in most overhead can lights. Once paired with an Insteon controller hub, you can customize the brightness and ramp rates, as well as create multiple scenes with groups of lights.
  • also available as a standard bulb
  • uses only 12 watts
  • does not dim smoothly
Brand Insteon
Model 2674-222
Weight 10.4 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

8. Flux WiFi

The color changing Flux WiFi offers unlimited lighting possibilities and the convenience of voice activation. You can instantly transform any room into a fun dance party or a relaxing oasis. The sunrise mode allows you to wake up gently to a gradually brightening light.
  • comparable to a 50-watt bulb
  • built-in memory function
  • not for outdoor use
Brand Flux
Model FLUX-WIFI-750
Weight 8.8 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

7. Philips Hue White

The Philips Hue White is a quality lower cost bulb that is perfect if you want to automate a lot of lights. You get two bulbs for the cost of one, however, you will need to purchase and configure a separate Philips hub before using them with your Alexa system.
  • can create light schedules
  • rated to last up to 22 years
  • equivalent to a 60-watt regular bulb
Brand Philips
Model 455295
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 4.1 / 5.0

6. Stack Lighting Kit

The intuitive function of the Stack Lighting Kit is perfect for the technically-challenged user who may not want to spend a lot of time programming schedules. These bulbs feature ambient light sensors that adjust color and intensity based on the time of day.
  • learns your schedule over time
  • occupancy sensors
  • app needs more timeout settings
Brand Stack Lighting
Model BR30 Kit
Weight 3.3 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Sylvania Lightify Starter Kit

With the Sylvania Lightify Starter Kit you'll be saving money, time and energy, and have fun doing it. The app has a color wheel that allows you to adjust the color on one bulb or a group of bulbs based on your activities and mood.
  • set includes 2 bulbs and a hub
  • separate adjustable white scale
  • does not work well with other brands
Brand Osram
Model 73881
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

4. Magic Light Wi-Fi

If you're looking for a beautiful, but budget-friendly, smart LED, the Magic Light Wi-Fi offers a color palette of over 16 million colors. The app can even match colors from a favorite photo to brighten your mood. It also features a fun music sync mode.
  • no separate hub to configure
  • 20 preprogrammed modes
  • app is difficult to navigate
Brand MagicLight
Model SY-XZ56-NAIT
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.2 / 5.0


The innovative LIFX Z is an LED light strip that allows for eight color zones per meter for a completely customizable look. The starter kit contains everything you need to use the lights or you can integrate it with popular smart home systems, like Alexa or Nest.
  • can connect up to 10 segments
  • comes with adhesive backing
  • more expensive than smart bulbs
Brand LIFX
Model LZC2M4WWUC07
Weight 15.5 ounces
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

1. Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit

The Philips Hue Ambiance Starter Kit features deeper shades of green, cyan and blue than the original Hue smart bulbs. This kit contains an updated hub and three bulbs that provide millions of color options, including 50,000 shades of white.
  • remembers your favorite scenes
  • no rewiring needed
  • control up to 50 lights from one hub
Brand Philips
Model 464495
Weight 2 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 08, 2017 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and two cats. She enjoys making and sipping margaritas and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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