Smart home lighting with designer boho-style looks? Yes you can...

Smart home lighting doesn't have to be techy-looking, as these gorgeous filament bulbs show. Find out what they can do (other than look fabulous)

smart home lighting from TP Link
(Image credit: TP-Link)

Smart home lighting is great. We're big fans. But it has a bit of a reputation for looking a little, well, tech-heavy. And if you're style conscious (which we, at obviously are), you might really really want the functionality of smart lighting – but not the functional looks. 

Which is where this range of funky filament lightbulbs comes in. Yup, industrial-look lightbulbs that every stylish interior has... but smart. Plus, they're pretty affordable. We're entirely obsessed and are pretty convinced you will be too.

smart lighting from TP-Link

(Image credit: TP-Link)

So, what exactly does the Kasa Filament Smart Bulb offer users? Here's everything you need to know:

Control from your smart phone

As with any other smart bulb, it's super easy to control the Kasa Smart Bulb from your smart phone. Whether that's simply turning the lights on and off – either because you've forgotten or as a security measure while you're on holiday – or setting schedules or dimming the lights without having to get up.

Use lighting to set the mood

Available in two colour tones – Warm Amber or Soft White – there are plenty of options available depending on the atmosphere you're looking to create in your space. Plus, with the option to dim your lights from your smart phone, you really can customise your experience.

No hub required

Unlike some other smart bulbs on the market, this solution from TP-Link  does not require a smart assistant, or any kind of hub to allow you to get started. Simply connect to your Wi-Fi and off you go.

That said, if you're looking to make the most of voice control, you will require a smart assistant. Browse our guide to the best smart assistants if you're looking to build a wider smart home system.

Create groups

Considering switching out most – or all – of your lightbulbs in exchange for smart solutions? With the Kasa Filament range, it's never been easier. Create groups using your smart phone and control everything with the click of a button.

Monitor your energy usage

Concerned about your energy use? Or want to reduce the cost of your monthly bills? It's super easy to monitor your energy usage using the TP app.

Emily Shaw

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to pursue another career, but still loves a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.