Every Smart Light That Works with Alexa (And How to Get Them)

All of the Bulbs That Work with Alexa

Now with six Alexa-enabled devices of its own (and more from third parties), Amazon is dominating the smart-home voice-assistant market. One of the easiest and most practical uses for such an assistant is to control the lights in your house with nothing but your voice.

Credit: Adobe StockCredit: Adobe StockBut which lights work with Alexa, and how much do they cost? We've broken it down my manufacturer and will add to the list as more become available.

Philips Hue

Philips was one of the first companies to get into the smart home space, and the company's lights work with the greatest number of smart home systems. Philips also has a wide range of lighting (you can get details on all of the Philips Hue lights here), ranging from simple white lights to colored LED strips. However, in order to connect Philips lights with Alexa, you'll need the Philips hub, which is included in the company's starter kits.


Name

Price

Description

Philips Hue White A19 Starter Kit


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Comes with two bulbs (white only) and a hub

Philips 465443 Hue White A19 Light Bulb


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Comes with two bulbs (white only) but no hub

Philips 468058 Hue White A19 Light Bulbs, 3-Pack


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Comes with three bulbs (white only) but no hub

Philips 464479 Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit


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3rd-gen (color lights), comes with three bulbs and a hub

Philips 464503 Hue White and Color A19 LED Bulb (3rd Generation)


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Single bulb (color), 3rd gen

Philips Hue Light Strip Plus, 2nd Generation


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2nd-gen light strip, Hub required

Philips 800292 Hue Light Strip Plus Extension


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40-inch extension, 2nd gen

Philips Hue Light Strips Starter Pack, (1st Generation)


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Comes with two light strips and a hub

Philips Hue Light Strip (1st Generation)

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6.5 feet long, hub required

Philips 800268 Hue Light Strip Plus Extension


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1-meter extension for 1st-generation light strips

Philips Hue Go Light



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Circular ambiance light with battery, hub required.

Philips 456681 Hue White and Color Ambiance GU10 Light Bulb


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Single GU10 bulb, 2nd gen, Hub required

Philips 456673 Hue White and Color Ambiance Par16 Light Bulb, 2nd Generation


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Single bulb, hub required

MORE: Light Bulb Guide: LED vs. CFL vs. Halogen

Lifx

Lifx's bulbs have built-in Wi-Fi, so they can communicate directly with Alexa without needing a hub. Like Philips, these bulbs come in standard A19 and BR30 sizes, as well as a light strip.


Name

Price

Description

LIFX (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb


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Single bulb, adjustable, multicolor, dimmable, equivalent to 75W

LIFX (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb


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4-pack of bulbs

LIFX (BR30) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb


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Single bulb, adjustable, multicolor, dimmable, equivalent to 75W

LIFX (BR30) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb


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4-pack of bulbs

LIFX + (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb


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Includes infrared for improving night vision of security cameras. Adjustable, multicolor, dimmable


LIFX + (A19) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb


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4-pack of bulbs

LIFX + (BR30) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb


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Includes infrared for improving night vision of security cameras. Adjustable, multicolor, dimmable


LIFX + (BR30) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb

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4-pack of bulbs

LIFX Z (Starter Kit) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Strip


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(Base + 2 meters of strip), adjustable, multicolor, dimmable


LIFX Z (Extension) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Strip


$53.73 Amazon

1-meter extension for light strip

GE

GE's bulbs also require a hub to connect to your Wi-Fi router, but overall, they are fairly inexpensive. However, GE's selection is fairly limited and offers no color options.

Name

Price

Description

GE Link Starter Kit


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1 hub and 2 A19 bulbs, soft white (2700K), 65-watt equivalent


GE Link Smart LED Light Bulb (A19)


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Single A19 soft white (2700K), 60-watt equivalent


GE Link Smart LED Light Bulb, BR30


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Single bulb, soft white (2700K), 65-watt equivalent


GE Link Smart LED Light Bulb, PAR38 Floodlight


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(3000K), 90-watt equivalent, indoor/outdoor


TP-Link

TP-Link has a small selection of bulbs, but like Lifx products, these bulbs also have Wi-Fi built in, so a hub is not required.

Name

Price

Description

TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb LB110


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A19 dimmable, 60W equivalent

TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb LB120

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A19, white can be tuned from soft white (2700k) to daylight (6500k). Dimmable, 60W equivalent

TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb LB100

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A19, dimmable, 50W equivalent

TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb LB100

$59.99 Amazon

3-pack of the LB100 50W bulbs

TP-Link Multicolor Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb LB130


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Multicolor, dimmable, tunable white, 60W equivalent


Cree

Cree makes a few smart bulbs, but in order to get them to work with Alexa, you'll have to pair them with another smart hub; they're compatible with Wink, WeMo, SmartThings and ZigBee, which means you can connect them to the Philips Hue hub.

Name

Price

Description

Cree BA19-08027OMF-12CE26-1C100 (single bulb)


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60W equivalent, soft white (2700K), A19, dimmable

Cree BA19-08027OMF-12CE26-1C110 (6-pack)


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60W equivalent, soft white (2700K), A19, dimmable

Cree BA19-08050OMF-12CE26-1C100 (single bulb)


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Connected, 60W equivalent, daylight (5000K), A19, dimmable

Cree BA19-08050OMF-12CE26-1C100 (6-pack)


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Connected, 60W equivalent, daylight (5000K), A19, dimmable




Osram

The Sylvania Lightify brand, which is owned by Osram, features a few light bulbs, as well as an outdoor light strip, which can be inserted into the ground. All of the Lightify lights use ZigBee, and you'll need to connect them to a hub (it will work with Wink, SmartThings and HomeKit) before you can control them via Alexa.

Name

Price

Description

A19 Color (2-pack)

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2-Pack, 60W A19, warm white to daylight, 1900K - 6500K


A19 Color (single bulb)

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60W A19, warm white to daylight, 1900K-6500K

A19 White (single bulb)

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On/off/Ddim only, 60W equivalent

A19 White (single bulb)

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Tunable white from 2700-6500K

LED Flex Light Strip


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Color light strip; includes three 2-foot strips, power supply and controller

LED Flex Light Strip

Expansion Pack

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Includes two 2-foot strips

Smart Home LED Landscape Lighting Set


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14-foot. mini lights, string of 9 garden spots, 9 mounting stakes, 3M mounting tape and a power supply

LED Garden Spot Mini Expansion Add-On Kit


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3-foot run of three RGB lights, 4.67-foot length

Stack

While Stack offers only two types of bulbs — a standard A19 and a BR30 downlight — these bulbs have motion sensors that will automatically turn the lights on and off if the sensors detect someone's in the room. The lights will also dim and brighten based on ambient light and adjust their color temperature based on the time of day. In addition to Alexa, the Stack bulbs work with Nest and IFTTT. In order to connect these bulbs to any system, though, you'll need the hub included with the starter kit.

Name

Price

Description

Stack Classic Starter Kit

$89.99 Stack Lighting

Includes two A19 bulbs and a hub

Stack Classic

$28.00 Stack Lighting


Single A19 bulb

Stack downlight starter kit

$99.00 Stack Lighting


Includes two BR30 bulbs and a hub

Stack Downlight

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Single BR30 bulb

Sengled

Sengled makes a number of smart LEDs, some of which have speakers and motion detectors built in. However, only Sengled's Element line of bulbs will work with Alexa at this time.

Name

Price

Description

Sengled E21-G14W Element Classic Programmable LED Smart Home Lighting Starter Kit


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Includes hub and 2 x A19 2700K smart bulbs


Sengled Element Classic


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Single A19 2700K bulb, hub required

Sengled Z01-A19NAE26W Element Plus Starter Kit


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Includes hub and 2 A19 2700K-6500K dimmable LED bulbs


Sengled Z01-A19NAE26W Element Plus


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Single bulb, color-temperature control from soft white (2700K) to daylight (6500K), Hub required

Insteon

While Insteon makes a number of smart home devices, it has only two LED bulbs, an A19 and a PAR38 bulb for recessed fixtures. Both require you to purchase Insteon's hub (sold separately) to connect the bulb to Alexa or any other smart home system.

Name

Price

Description

Insteon LED Light Bulb


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60-watt equivalent, A19

Insteon 2674-222 PAR38


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75-watt equivalent, PAR38 bulb

Geeni

Geeni makes a small range of connected bulbs that work not just with Alexa, but Google Home as well. Geeni's bulbs have built-in Wi-Fi, so they don't need to connect to a hub either.


Name

Price

Description

Prisma 450


$24.99Amazon

Changes color. A19 bulb. 450 lumens (45 watt-equivalent).

Prisma 1050


$34.99Amazon


Changes color. A19 bulb. 1050 lumens (75 watt-equivalent).

Lux 800
$24.99Amazon White only. Dimmable. A19 bulb. 800 lumens (60 watt-equivalent). warm white (2700 Kelvin)
Lux 1050
$29.99Amazon White only. Dimmable. A19 bulb. 1050 lumens (75 watt-equivalent). warm white (2700 Kelvin)
Prisma Drop
$34.99Amazon Multicolor BR30 bulb. 700 lumens (65-watt equivalent)
Lux Drop
$29.99Amazon White only. BR30 bulb. 700 lumens (65-watt equivalent). 2700k-6500k adjustable temperature control

Haiku

Haiku has just one light that works with Alexa, but it comes in multiple styles: white, satin nickel, polished aluminum, bronze and black. This ceiling lamp changes color temperature and brightness based on the time of day and ambient light. A motion sensor turns the light on and off automatically, too. The Haiku light is also suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Name

Price

Description

Haiku Home White


$149.00Amazon


White finish

Haiku Home White Premier

$199Amazon

White premier finish

Haiku Home  Satin Nickel

$199Amazon


Satin nickel finish

Haiku Home Bronze

$199.00Amazon


Oil-rubbed bronze finish

Haiku Home  Black

Amazon


Black finish

Haiku Home Aluminum

$299.00Amazon


Polished-aluminum finish

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  • Longtallsam
    Wouldn't it make more sense, to have a wi-fi enabled switch, and the lights controlled by that switch could just be regular bulbs? That way, one wi-fi switch could control several lights.
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