Smart lighting isn't exactly new -- even though it is still really cool. What is new, however, is the new version of the Philips Hue White Starter Kit. What's new specifically about this product though? Well, it has been upgraded with 800 lumens of light and it has increased storage for added functionality.
Also, it works with Alexa for voice control as well as with HomeKit for Apple iPhone integration. That means you are not only going to be able to control your lighting easily, via your smartphone (as expected with smart lighting), it also means your lighting is going to be better than ever before (brighter and more vivid colors). That's total and smart control over your home lighting system.
This product receives an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon and 3.5 out of 5 stars on CNET. Users claim it is a cool product, and works well overall -- also it's big bonus that it works with Siri. However, there are still some connectivity issues and the app really needs to be updated.