The Amazon Echo DOT along with Alexa is no-doubt fun, but can also be a very practical way to control new smart home devices.
One of the more popular Alexa controlled devices is smart bulbs which work wireless and can change colors, turn on and off with voice commands, or even give a light show.
Here is some of our picks for best smart bulbs. As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is the right pick for you.
Our Picks For Best Amazon Echo Dot Alexa Smart Light Bulbs
LIFX (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb, Adjustable, Multicolor, Dimmable, No Hub Required, Works with Alexa
LIFX is also a well known wireless smart light bulb manufacture with several kits available.
The LIFX A19 is their newest bulb that works without a hub like many other kits require.
It has up to 16 million colors that can give out most any color Hue thought of, and can be bought as a single bulb or packs of four.
The bulbs give out 75 Watts and are easy to control with Voice commands with Alexa and the Echo DOT.
TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb, Wi-Fi, A19, Dimmable White, 60W Equivalent, Works with Amazon Alexa, 1-Pack (LB110)
TP-Link makes the LB100 Smart LED Light Bulb along with others.
It is a low cost smart bulb that doesn’t require a HUB making it a nice entry level device, or for a scenario were only one bulb is needed.
More bulbs can be bought, but since they are sold in singles and need no HUB is needed they can be a nice starting point.
Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit with two A19 LED light bulbs and bridge (hub), Works with Alexa
Philips Hue is possibly the most well known maker of smart light bulbs with several different types available.
The A19 Starter Kit is compatible with Alexa and comes with a bridge and two bulbs, more bulbs can be added if wanted.
It is the second generation of Philips Hue smart light bulbs, with a HUB that syncs up to the Echo DOT which in turn controls the bulbs wirelessly.
It is a nice system and HUE is a known manufacture but it does use a HUB. HUB type systems are better when many bulbs need to be controlled.
If you only need one or just a few smart bulbs than kits that require no HUB are better options.
Being able to control a home electronics via Voice commands is not just fun it also has very real world applications in many scenarios.
Someone who has limited mobility can use a Echo DOT and smart home devices to help in their daily routine.
Anyone can use them to make life easier and create a home environment un-thought of only a few years ago.
There are many smart bulbs available that are Echo DOT compatible with the above units simply our favorites.
Some units require a HUB to control them which may be better when many bulbs are used. Kits that require no HUB are better in situations when only a few smart bulbs are needed.
Often single units that require no HUB are a good starting point since they are cheaper, and will give a user an over all view how a system works.
As with anything reading the reviews on Amazon or other sites is the best way to find one that fits best for you.