Best smart bulbs for Alexa

Smart bulbs for Alexa are everywhere, but not all are created equally. Amazon has done an impressive job of ensuring that most smart bulbs are compatible with their smart hubs, like the popular Amazon Echo Show 15 and the Echo Dot.

These smart bulbs work across the board with all Amazon devices.

Sengled Alexa smart LED bulbs

Alexa smart bulbs from Sengled next to packaging

Sengled Alexa light bulbs are designed specifically for Amazon Alexa, so you’re guaranteed not to suffer compatibility or crazy setup issues. These 60W LED bulbs pair automatically with your Alexa device, and you never need to install another app. You can use your phone and the Alexa app as a remote control and tell your Echo device to turn the lights off, on, or dim them. Sengled Alexa smart bulbs are soft white, dimmable, and the most affordable bulbs on our list. Read about the pros and cons of the Sengled Alexa smart bulbs.

Sengled Alexa smart bulbs are on Amazon

GE Cync full color smart bulbs

GE Cync full color Alexa smart bulbs

GE Cync Alexa smart bulbs connect to your Wi-Fi router and are automatically discovered and installed by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant hubs. These LED smart bubls are 60W and color-changing and dimmable. It’s easy to set the mood for dinner, waking, falling asleep, or watching Netflix. Use the free Cync app as a remote to set a schedule or tell Alexa to turn lights on, off, or change the color scheme.

The GE Cync LED smart bulbs are found at Walmart, Best Buy, HyVee, and Lowe’s

Linkind Matter smart bulbs

two Linkind smart bulbs

Linkind smart LED bulbs are Matter-certified, so they work with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, and SmartThings. These fun bulbs not only change colors, but also can sync to music. Linkind bulbs work over Wi-Fi and install instantly to your Amazon Alexa smart home without the need to download an additional app. Voice control, dimming, and switching colors happen with your voice and an Amazon Alexa device or manually with Alexa. View our list of pros and cons with the Linkind smart bulbs.

Find Linking smart bulbs for Alexa at Amazon and Walmart

Philips Hue smart bulbs

Philips Hue smart bulb

If you already own a Philips Hue Bridge or are willing to spend a few extra bucks on one, the Hue smart bulbs are a reliable choice. At 800 lumens, the Hue smart bulbs are bright enough for any space but not so blinding that they can’t be left on during a movie or over dinner. Philips Hue smart bulbs offer voice control with Amazon Alexa and manual operation with the Hue or Alexa apps.

Philips Hue smart bulbs are at Best Buy and Amazon

Amazon Basics smart bulb

Amazon Basics smart bulb

The Amazon Basics Gen 2 smart bulb is color-changing, has 16 presets, and is dimmable from five to 100 percent. This bulb works with Alexa, installs quickly in the Amazon app, and supports voice control on all Alexa devices. Lights are also controllable inside the Amazon Alexa app when you’re away from home. Now that’s convenient.

Find Amazon Basics smart bulbs for Alexa at Amazon