Smart lights are a staple of any smart home, and the options are seemingly endless, even when looking for the best lights that support Google Assistant. They're functional, energy-efficient, and can be a lot of fun to use, so why not hook it up to your favorite smart assistant? If you want some help narrowing down some of the top Google Assistant-equipped lights and smart LED light bulbs, these are our top recommendations.
Colorful starter kit
This starter kit for Philips Hue is expensive, but it's one of the best ones you can buy. Included here are the necessary hub and four A19 bulbs that all support over 16 million colors. You can have all the bulbs emit the same color or have each one do its own thing. Philips advertises 25,000 hours of use per bulb, and of course, they work beautifully with Google Assistant.
Take it anywhere
Philips Hue lights go far beyond light bulbs, with one of the best ones being the Hue Go. The Hue Go works completely wirelessly and can be on for up to three hours at a time before needing to charge up. It can showcase many colors, connect to your existing Philips hub, and serves as a gorgeous piece of accent lighting for indoor and outdoor use.
Changes throughout the day
The GE Cync stands out for a couple of good reasons. For one thing, it's a smart A19 bulb that doesn't require a hub of any kind. Just by the bulb, screw it in, connect it to the GE Cync app, and you're good to go. It's available in color, tunable white, and soft white, and you can get one bulb or a few to get started.
Lovely light strip
The LightStrip is another excellent accent piece under the Philips Hue line, with this one being better suited for permanent indoor use. You can attach the LightStrip to any solid surface and cut it to get the perfect length. If you buy extensions, you can make the LightStrip up to 10 meters long. It shows off various shades of white and all the colors you could ask for.
Like the idea of Philips Hue bulbs but want something a little more affordable? With this Sengled kit, you get two A19 multicolor bulbs and the smart hub that enables voice control with Google Assistant. You can set the lights on schedules, control them manually, and create custom scenes. With one hub, you can have up to 64 bulbs connected at once.
No hub required
We have a lot of love for LIFX bulbs here at AC, as many smart home enthusiasts do. The LIFX A19 Smart Bulb can display 16 million colors, warm and cool shades of white, and has an expected life span of around 22.8 years. The best part? It works with Google Assistant and can be controlled via your phone, all without any hub.
Colored smart bulbs are a lot of fun to have, but if you just want a traditional white bulb that you can control from your phone or with your voice, you're best off saving some money and getting the Philips Hue White bulbs. This kit includes the hub and four A19 bulbs with the ability to set multiple shades of white. So if you don't need extra colors, this is the way to go.
The Nanoleaf Shapes is perhaps one of the coolest smart lights you can buy. It has two sizes of hexagon and triangle-shaped panels that you can mix and match onto your wall in any pattern you'd like using a simple connection system. You can put the panels on any surface using mounting tape, they emit 16.7 million colors, and you can have up to 30 panels in one system. This pack gets you started with nine, and they can be set to pulse and change in sync with your music.
If you're not into the Philips Hue light strips or want something even brighter, you may want to give the Govee version a try. These light strips can display multiple colors simultaneously on the same strip thanks to RGBIC technology. You can control the light patterns from your phone or through Google Assistant.
For smaller lights
A19 bulbs are among the most popular and most common, but what about those lights in your home that require smaller E12 bulbs? For those, one of our top recommendations goes to the Sengled Candelabra Bulb. Along with the E12 threading, it comes equipped in shades of tunable white and a full spectrum of colors to set the perfect ambiance.
Want your outdoor lighting to look as good as what you've got inside? Philips has you covered with its Econic series of outdoor lighting fixtures. There are three designs to choose from: a square wall/ceiling one, a wall down lantern, and a wall up lantern. It connects to your Hue hub and offers impressive lighting, colors, and every smart feature you could ask for.
The WiZ Edison Filament bulb is a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth controlled smart bulb that doesn't require a hub. It's dimmable and its color temperature can be controlled so you can create the perfect mood without giving up the classic look of a filament bulb. It works with Google as well as Siri and Alexa.
So many lights to choose from
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In the short few years since Google Assistant's big debut back in 2016, it's quickly gathered a ton of support from smart home gadgets of all kinds — especially when it comes to smart lighting.
One of our top picks among all of the best smart lights that support Google Assistant has to go to the Philips Hue Multicolor A19 Starter Kit. While Hue smart lights are on the pricey side, they are some of my favorites because of how dependable they are and their excellent level of interoperability. The four A19 bulbs you get can show any color you want, and since it also comes with the hub, you can then go on to buy and add accent lighting pieces such as the Philips Hue LightStrip.
If you'd like to keep things a bit more affordable, a great light kit to check out is the GE Cync bulb. We love that it doesn't require a hub of any kind to be used, and you can opt for this full-color version or cheaper soft white or tunable white versions. But if vintage is your flavor, the WiZ filament bulb gives you a classic comfortable look with color temperature and brightness adjustment to create the perfect mood.
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