Looking to buy a smart bulb? Whether you live alone or arrive home first, it's all fun and games in the summer, but come wintertime when it's dark by 5pm, it can be a little daunting. The best way to solve this – and not suffer from a high electricity bill – is to buy a smart bulb, which you can turn on before you get home. Control it while you're out, and it will make it look like someone is home when it's dark outside, too.
You can even connect smart light bulbs to smart assistants – Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home – so you can control them with your voice. Zero effort required to turn on your lights. Smart light bulbs are usually dimmable, too, and can be set on a timer to turn on or off at the same time every day, even when you are on holiday.
We've spotted a great smart lightbulb deal ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2020, and it'll cost you only £12.99. The best part? Apart from the fact Kasa manufacture some of the best smart bulbs around, for those who love open lighting, the Kasa Smart Bulb by TP-Link is a filament bulb. It looks the part and plays the (smart) part.
Control it via your smartphone, tablet or smart speaker, and there's no hub required, either. We've not spotted a smart bulb this cheap since last Black Friday. At this price, you can buy one for every room in the house.
Kasa Smart Bulb by TP-Link | Was £14.99, now £12.99 at Amazon
Buy this smart bulb and download the Kasa app to customize it to suit your home. It's dimmable depending on your mood or activity, you can set it to switch on and off at a set time each day – great for waking you up in the morning or convincing you to go to bed – and, you can control them using Alexa or Google Assistant. Simply connect this bulb to your WiFi, pop it in your light and you are good to go. Very handy for dark evenings, when you are on a staycation or want to give the illusion that someone is home when they are not.View Deal
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