To be very clear, nobody needs cloud-connected light bulbs that change color on demand. They’re an expensive novelty, and a total smart home splurge with limited practicality beyond the sort of automated lighting control you can get from less expensive bulbs. And yet here we are, still inexplicably drawn to the things. There’s just something charming about connected color control, a fun factor that you don’t always see in the smart home category. And, if you’re looking to buy in, you’ve got plenty of options at this point. Your top two: Philips Hue and Lifx. Now Playing: Watch this: Philips Hue vs. Lifx: A color-changing smart home showdown 3:04 Both product lines are well-developed, with multiple generations of hardware under their belts, and both offer the sorts of color-changing smarts you’re likely looking for. And, with bulbs selling for $50, $60, or even $80 a piece (as much as £65/AU$105), they’re both fairly expensive, so if you’re planning on splurging, you’ll want to be sure to choose wisely. To that end, here’s a head-to-head rundown between the two — Philips Hue versus Lifx in a clash of the color-changing bulbs. 25 Clash of the color-changing bulbs: Philips Hue vs. Lifx… Read full this story
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