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What LIFX lights or bulbs should I buy?

LIFX's collection of smart lights is one of the easiest ways to start crafting a connected home. It's not just about crazy colors and mood lighting — with the ability to control your lights from your phone or voice assistant, LIFX products are convenient and energy efficient, too. The Color A19 (opens in new tab) is a great fit for most people, but there are plenty of options to choose from.

Accent lighting is cool, too

Smart bulbs are more practical, but accent lighting is a great way to get more creative with your lighting by giving you the freedom to put interesting shapes almost anywhere on your wall — provided there's an outlet nearby. These products emit a ton of ambient light, often getting even brighter than LIFX's bulbs.

Smart bulbs are fun, easy to use gadgets

Smart bulbs are one of the easiest ways to get into the connected home space. They're simple to set up, don't require too much personal information, and work with most smart assistants. Plus, with millions of colors and configurations to choose from, you can light your home in a way that suits you. Setting up those routines can then help you move onto bigger and more complex smart systems. LIFX is a great brand to check out because there are a lot of bulb options.

There are plenty of great ways to brighten and color your home with LIFX bulbs. The Color A19 (opens in new tab) is the simplest way to do so — I've been using them around the house for years — but the LIFX+ (opens in new tab) is an even better option if you have a night vision security camera like a Ring Doorbell or Nest Hello. It emits infrared light that's invisible to the human eye but illuminates cameras as if it were broad daylight.

If you're looking for accent lighting, however, you're going to want to look elsewhere. I'm a big fan of the Tiles (opens in new tab), which can be arranged any way you like and have even gained some basic touch controls through software updates for more easily turning them on and off and switching color themes.

Hayato was a product reviewer and video editor for Android Central.