Are you bored with your old lamp and want to try something new? Try new smart and power saving solutions like LED lighting and smart bulbs. Control light in your entire house through smartphone or let sensors determine perfect adjustments. Until recently, these lighting gadgets for intelligent homes were expensive and reserved for fancy mansions and corporate buildings, but this changes now, thanks to our Chinese friends from GearBest with high quality and inexpensive electronics. See our reviews of the awesome lighting devices for your smart home.
Better to have smart lighting than ‘meowt’ lighting!
Smart Lighting Lamps and Light Gadgets
Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart Lamp 2
Lighting quality is of paramount importance when you work. Properly selected brightness, color temperature and lamp angle allows you to avoid eyestrain and read books, write or work on your computer tirelessly. Newest Xiaomi Eyecare Smart Lamp 2, designed in collaboration with one of the world’s largest light bulbs and LED manufacturer – Philips, can provide you optimal amount of light for any task. This smart lamp is equipped with sensor that collects ambient lighting data and which automatically adjusts brightness and colour temperature to ensure that your eyes have a perfect light. And if this is not sufficient for you, then you can tune it up even more, through dedicated app for your smartphone. Xiaomi never disappoints and this might be the best desk lamp available!
Xiaomi Philips Eyecare Smart Lamp 2
This is no ordinary strip of LED lights, but rather sophisticated personal lighting system. It is as easy to install as sticking adhesive tape to your furniture, floor or walls and you are ready to illuminate your home in any colours. Choose from True Colour RGB palette, that is 16,7 million colours and adjust brightness however you want, by using Xiaomi app. There is also possibility of setting timer, delay turning one of many intelligent scenes with pre-defined settings. In fact, this device is as complex as small computer and you can even upgrade its firmware, whenever new version comes out. Recommended if you are looking for high level of customization for your smart home lighting.
Xiaomi Yeelight E27 Smart LED Bulb
This might be the most conventional device from gadgets reviewed here, because it looks like a humble lightbulb, except it’s not that simple. It’s a smart LED bulb, which means its power consumption is low compared to standard bulbs and its light settings can be managed with smartphone or tablet. It can be remotely controlled anytime and anywhere through WiFi connection and smartphone app. Xiaomi guarantees that its design is thunderproof, and it has overload and overheating protection systems, in addition to long service time: up to 11 years without failure. Xiaomi Yeelight fits into standard E27 lamp socket, so you can fit it into wall and ceiling lamps, to enjoy energy-efficient and relaxing lighting in every room.
ARILUX® Rechargeable Silicone LED Night Light Lamp
And now something less serious: rechargeable silicone cat lamp. Yeah, kawaii cat lamp that can change colour gradually in breathing mode or that can be set to one of the preset seven colours available. Naturally, you can switch to normal lamp mode too. Light colour and mode can be managed by remote controller. On top of that, this lamp is rechargeable, with quite powerful 1200 mAh Li-Io battery, so you can put it anywhere, with no need for wires. A funny and useful gift that anyone will love. Who wouldn’t want a colourful, remote controlled, battery-powered cat lamp?
Remote Controllled Bonsai Bedside LED Night Lamp
And if your friends more of a “classy perfect Ikea home interior design style” guys, maybe they would appreciate more sophisticated and serious gift then luminous cat. This lamp fits good with glasses filled with white stones, plastic “HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS” lettering, retro movie posters – that kind of stuff. Besides being stylish, it works as a very good bedside lighting and has similar capabilities: it’s even supplied with the same remote controller and 1200mAh battery as ARILUX® lamp and light colour and brightness can be freely changed. Buy it if you are looking for lamp, which doubles as a chic décor element.
BRELONG Toilet Light
I believe that picture above explains how this work, so I’ll hold the toilet jokes and instead focus on its features: let’s just say that this is small, but very useful gadget! It has PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor to detect human motion in darkness, and it automatically powers up small, but powerful led, so you don’t need to flick the light. It’s easy to install and it is powered by just 3 AAA batteries. You can actually mount it wherever you need, so not only in bathroom, but also in corridors, on patios, above doors etc. Inexpensive (less than $5!) and practical gadget with many uses.
LemonBest Rotating Star Projector
This rotating device can project stars onto your walls and has 3 different modes of lighting. Obviously it’s not a real lamp, but rather gadget that can put you in a romantic mood or soothe your baby. Who knows, maybe your child will be inspired by artificial rotating stars and become famous astronomer in the future. It is powered by standard USB phone charger or 4xAAA battery. Anyway, it is cheap and of decent quality, so why not give it a shot?
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