Smartbulbs have improved a lot in the past couple of years, partly thanks to LED technology, and it is now a must-have upgrade for any tech-savvy home. Take the ilumi A21 as an example — you control it from your smartphone, choosing from a million different colors, and it burns through five times less energy than a standard bulb. It also lasts up to twenty years, and currently has 12% off.
The Mark Cuban-backed ilumi works by combining the light of multiple colored LED’s into one lightsource, a technology dubbed HyperLux. This means the A21 produces a lot more power than a single LED, and it also allows for that huge range of colors. The bulb is controlled via Bluetooth from any Android or iOS phone, using ilumi’s app. Alongside the on-screen color wheel, you can choose to dim any ilumi bulb in your house, or set up behaviors, such as lighting up at dawn, pulsing to a beat, or simulating someone being at home when you’re actually on vacation. Also in the works is Torch mode, which will daisy-chain ilumi bulbs together to light your way from room to room.