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Not all smart lights are created equal. Thankfully, SmartThings has the ability to work with an extremely wide variety of smart bulbs, leaving you a lot of options. On the flip side, it might be hard to dig deep and find the right light for you. We've done the legwork and found the best smart lights to use with SmartThings.



Top Pick:

Sengled Classic A19

Staff Pick

A stellar combination of quality and price, the Sengled Classic A19 bulb not only works amazingly well with SmartThings but will last for years to come.

$10 at Amazon



A Smart Thing:

Samsung SmartThings Bulb

Samsung Choice

What better way to assure your bulb will work with SmartThings than to get a SmartThings bulb from Samsung itself? Plus, the price is right.

$10 at Amazon



Fan Favorite:

Cree Connected LED Bulb

This bulb is right up there with our top picks. It costs slightly more, but will save you on energy and last for up to 22 years. Yes, 22 years.

$12 at Amazon



Name Brand:

Sylvania Dimmable A19

Sylvania has been a household name for years, and they're still going strong in the connected home. This standard A19 bulb runs from white to daylight (2700K to 6500K) and is dimmable across the board.

$9 at Amazon



Premium Pick:

LIFX Mini White A19 Bulb

While it's a bit pricier than our other choices, the LIFX bulb has an output of 800 lumens, giving you the equivalent of a traditional 60w bulb with just 9w of energy use.

$25 at Amazon



Smarter Bulb:

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19

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Philips Hue is perhaps the most well-known brand for smart lights, and yes, it does work with SmartThings. If you're already a Hue user, you won't have to worry about everything playing well with SmartThings.

$50 at Amazon



Twice as Nice:

InnSmart Bulb White A19 Two-Pack

Why get one smart bulb when you can get a pair for the price of several other singles on this list? These bulbs use 80% less energy than traditional bulbs and work great with the SmartThings hub.

$23 at Amazon



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IKEA Trådfri LED E12 Bulb

IKEA has enthusiastically joined the smart home revolution, with products like lamps with built-in SONOS speakers, and smart bulbs like these that play well with SmartThings devices.

$36 at Amazon



Mi Kasa es su Kasa:

TP-LINK Dimmable LED Kasa WiFi A19

Kasa bulbs are some of the best in the business. This tunable white bulb lets you set the warmth and mood with just your voice.

$25 at Amazon

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You can use SmartThings to turn lights on or off at the tap of a button, work them into your daily routines, and integrate with an alarm system — the possibilities are endless. There are plenty of choices when it comes to smart bulbs that work with SmartThings, but our favorite bulbs from Sengled are a mean combination of reliability and price.

Of course, you can't go wrong sticking with first-party bulbs from Samsung SmartThings to take the pain out of ecosystem integration, and Philips Hue make some of the best and most popular smart lighting products around.

If you're committed to the SmartThings ecosystem, these bulbs will cover you for years to come. And as a bonus, they'll all pretty much work with other smart home systems such as Amazon Alexa and HomeKit.

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