11 Smart plugs, bulbs, and switches to upgrade your home
Looking to take your home to the next level? Don’t spend hundreds or thousands on new smart devices. We’ve got you covered with all the smart plugs, bulbs, and switches to upgrade your home while keeping your budget in check.
- What do smart plugs, bulbs, and switches do? They help you control your devices from afar. But, they can also sync with other smart systems, track your energy usage, and even thwart criminals.
- Which is better for smart home devices – Alexa or Google Assistant? That totally depends on the user. Check out our blog to see how we break it all down.
- Do I really need smart home devices? Smart home devices aren’t just speakers that play any song you want. There is so much innovation in this field and there really is something for everyone.
As we see more innovation with every event each year, it leaves the average consumer not only excited for the future of our devices but also wanting the latest technology. From smart refrigerators to intelligent lock and security systems, our homes are something we could have only dreamed about as children.
Of course, smart devices and appliances are as cost prohibitive as they are incredible. Rather than wallow in your own jealousy of smarter homes, you can make your home smart on a budget. Through smart plugs, bulbs, and switches, all of your devices can get a 21st-century makeover.
TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini
Requiring no hub, the Kasa Plug Mini runs on Wi-Fi to give any device or appliance an intelligent redesign. Pairing with Alexa as well as Google Assistant, it’s small enough to fit two on your set of outlets. Plus, with a low price point and thousands of raving reviews, it’s an obviously great choice.
SmartPlug – WiFi Enabled Wall Plug from iHome
If you’re an iHome family, the SmartPlug is the one for you. Like the SmartPlus, it’s small enough to not overpower your outlet. Likewise, it works with Apple HomeKit and runs over Wi-Fi for total control from anywhere. With commands to Siri, you can manage all of your now-smart devices.
FIBARO Z-Wave Plus Smart Wall Plug
Outlets are a hot commodity when we have so many devices to plug in. The Z-Wave adds in a USB port so you can also recharge your devices. In addition, the app tells you just how much energy your appliances are using so you can make smart decisions to lower your bills.
Céliane NETATMO Smart Switches and Outlets
Although on the pricier side, it’s for good reason. This stunningly styled suite of smart switches and outlets are used to set the scene no matter how you want it. With a touch of a button, you can have your place perfectly set for anything from movie night to when you leave home. Plus, the suite works with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch
With Alexa built in, the Switch+ system does so much more than control your lights. You can also request your favorite song, an update on the weather, or control other devices with your voice. Plus, it has built-in sensors to light up your space as soon as you walk in.
WeMo Smart Dimmer Switch
Designed to dim the non-dimmable, the Smart Dimmer Switch helps you add some ambience to your space. With no noise or flickering, this smooth-moving switch offers total precision for your lighting. Plus, you can even schedule settings to always set the right mood at the right time. It even goes a step further and pairs with the rest of your WeMo setup.
Gecko Switch Movable Light Switch
Now you can take your control throughout your home with the Gecko Switch. Because it’s not anchored to the wall, you can carry this smart switch from room to room. With the app, you can also set schedules to help you sleep and energize you to wake up.
Up Light Smart Wake Up Light
Waking up is easier than ever with the Up Light. Designed explicitly for your morning routine, this bulb offers 16 million colors for endless options. Helping your circadian rhythm, the Up Light uses the right color light to help you wake up so you feel refreshed and happy. Plus, it has a 20-year lifetime.
Socket Connected Lightbulb by iDevices
Rather than replacing a smart bulb each time, use the ones you already own. The Socket by iDevices screws into your lamps to make any ordinary bulb smarter. Manage your lights from the couch or even your car as the entire system is connected to Wi-Fi. With just a tap, you can manage multiple lights at once for the perfect mood.
Ivy Smarter Kit LED Lighting Kit by Nanoleaf
If there was a future-proof smart bulb, this is it. Compatible with Apple HomeKit, the Ivy Smarter Kit has updatable firmware to always deliver a seamless experience. Use the app or your voice and Siri to manage it all. Plus, it works with 3rd party smart lights to give your entire space a much-needed upgrade.
Sengled Pulse Dimmable LED Light and Bluetooth Speaker
It’s a speaker, it’s a light – it does it all. Fully dimmable, the Sengled Pulse works with the app via Bluetooth to get the party started. Choose your favorite playlist or use the lighting options for movie night – the options are endless.
Are you in the process of adding smart devices to your home? Or do you like the idea of smart plugs, switches, and bulbs? Tell us in the comments!
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