Smart bulbs are incredibly popular these days, and why wouldn’t they be? Who doesn’t want to turn off their lights using a smartphone all from the comfort of their couch or bed? There are many different types out there, from the cheap smart bulb to more expensive models. At Ideaing, we happen to love the Philips Hue variety.
Of course, Philips’ infamous Hue bulbs also change colors, allowing you to illuminate a room in any number of themed environments. Watching The Little Mermaid or Frozen with the little ones? You can turn the entire living room a brilliant blue.
All things considering, Philips Hue bulbs net somewhere in the range of $30 to $40 which is quite expensive if you want to outfit a handful of lights or fixtures. You may want to consider a cheap smart bulb, albeit one that packs as much power and punch.
Introducing the Element Classic by Sengled, a Cheap Smart Bulb
Sengled’s Element Classic smart bulb is just $9.99, and packs a variety of features like compatibility with Alexa.
Sengled offers a smart bulb called the Element Classic, complete with support for Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home (Google Assistant). They also work great with other smart home hubs and systems such as Samsung’s SmartThings or Wink. Of course, you lose the option to illuminate your room in a variety of odd and eccentric colors, but there’s really no need for such a thing anyway. You could always grab one Hue bulb to do the neat colors, and outfit the rest of your lights with Sengled’s bulbs.
Of particular note is the fact that these things only cost $9.99 per bulb. If you buy them in a 4-pack or 8-pack it works out to be even less than that. They are Energy-Star certified so you don’t have to worry about them hogging up all your power and driving up the cost of your electricity bill. Plus, you can control them remotely even when you’re not home using a smartphone. You may also be interested to know that smart bulbs such as these can be set on a schedule, automated to turn on and off again at certain times during the day or night. This is great if you’re away but want to make it seem like you’re home to passerby.
The Sengled app is available for both iOS and Android if you’re interested.
At $10, why not grab a handful of these babies and turn your entire home into one smart sanctuary?