“Hey Siri, turn on the light!” – Do you want to say that too? All you need is an iOS device with Siri or an Apple HomeKit. and the right light bulb! Yes, because not all smart light bulbs support Apple’s voice assistant, indeed in truth, there are very few products that support it and, unfortunately, on average, they also have a higher cost.
Given the difficulty in finding them and their fluctuating prices, we have decided to guide you in the purchase of bulbs compatible with Siri/Homekit with this continuously updated article, in which we will first show you a list of the best-selling Siri bulbs and, below, a selection of those that we believe are the best to buy! But first let’s see briefly how they work:
Command a Light Bulb with Siri/HomeKit
If you are an iOS user or have purchased an Apple HomeKit, or Apple’s voice assistant, you can, among the many features available, control a smart device connected to the network. Let’s explain better- inside each Smart Bulb (or Smart Bulb) there is a Wi-Fi module that allows you to connect wirelessly to your home WiFi modem.
Once connected to the modem the light bulb is able to connect to the Internet. In the same way your iOS device (like iPhone and iPad) or your HomeKit, are connected to the home modem and can “see” all the devices on the network- if the bulb is compatible with iOS and HomeKit (and therefore with Siri, their speaking voice), then the light bulb will be visible and can be controlled even from a distance.
Such as? The first step to perform, after connecting HomeKit or the smartphone to the home WiFi modem, is to purchase a Smart bulb compatible with Siri/HomeKit. When you arrive at home you will find an installation guide in the box and in a few minutes, you can also connect the light bulb to the home modem.
Once your HomeKit and your smart light bulb are both connected to your home modem, you can open Siri callbacks with your voice, or use the Home application from the App Store and see all the devices connected to the network- here you will find the light bulb smart and you can “add” it to the application by specifying the room where you installed it (if you have to check many).
That’s it, now you can manage the smart light bulb in three ways– through its proprietary app (which will ask you to download it upon installation), via the Apple Casa app (even remotely, outside the home) or by voice command. If, for example, you have called your “light” light bulb, you can give commands like this:
- “Hey Siri, turn on the light! / Turn off the light!”
- “Hey Siri, set the brightness to 70%”
- “Hey Siri, set the light on red” (only if RGB)
- “Hey Siri, turn on the light in the living room” (name given by you)
The best-selling Smart light bulbs
Before seeing the bulbs compatible with Siri / Homekit we have chosen for you, let’s take a quick look at the best-selling ones on Amazon! Specifically, below you can see a list of the 10 most sold devices on Amazon; be careful though, the fact that they are the best sellers does not mean that they are the best to buy!
For each of them, some information is given such as the price, the status (to understand if it is currently on offer) and the type of shipment. The devices marked with the “Prime” logo benefit from the Amazon Prime treatment, with which you can receive your package with free and fast shipping! Here’s the list:
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So these were the best sellers on Amazon! Before buying anyway, check the item description to be sure of what you are buying, read the customer feedback that bought it before you and check the seller’s reliability.
If you are undecided about which to choose, then in the next paragraph you will see the bulbs compatible with Siri / Homekit that we have selected for you! Let’s start immediately:
Below we have collected what we believe are the best bulbs compatible with Siri/Homekit. For each of them, which we will list trying to go by price order, we will then provide a brief description to focus on the main features. We have also tried to show you the products both on Amazon and on eBay to have more choice!
Koogeek – iOS / Apple HomeKit / Apple TV
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If the home automation of your home is entrusted to the symbol of the bitten apple, then the best choice is one of the Koogeek Smart bulbs, built with 8W RGB LEDs that develop up to 6000K of luminous intensity! They are manageable, configurable via app or via Apple TV (for remote control) and via Apple HomeKit for voice control.
Above, however, you can also see a WiFi LED strip with the same operation as the WiFi bulb (with a classic E27 socket). Useful for those who want to create the right atmosphere! In short, there is something for all tastes. For both the power is 500/560 lumens, with a very similar consumption.
iHaper Smart Light Bulb
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iHaper is one of the brands with the best quality/price ratio and offers bulbs compatible with Siri / Homekit both in the 3000K version (with the only white color) and in the 6500Kversion which is instead equipped with an RGB LED that can change its color. Obviously, it can be controlled by the Apple Home application from all iOS devices, or by voice command. And there’s also the integration with Alexa and Google Home.
The ones you see above have both an E27 attachment and low consumption (only 7W) with a yield of around 470 lumens. You can then connect multiple iHaper bulbs and control them together or separately. Through its application, you can also create scenes and set a timer (even asking Siri).
VOCOlinc Smart Bulbs
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Even VOCOlinc has its say with two bulbs compatible with Siri / Homekit that stand out for their good price compared to their power. The two models available are L1 and L2 and have an E27 connection. We recommend the L2 model because it is less expensive and more recent, but above all with excellent performance! In fact, these smart bulbs have an 8.5W RGB LED capable of developing a brightness of 650 lumens (equivalent to a 50W incandescent bulb).
They are easily controlled with simple voice commands that allow you to switch the lights on/off, change the brightness, make them warmer/cooler and more. Obviously compatible with Apple TV and iOS, but also with Android. Through its application (LinkWise) it will also be possible to receive software updates that improve stability and performance.
Osram Smart +
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In our opinion, Osram produces the best bulbs compatible with Siri/Homekit in terms of build quality and light output. Definitely more expensive than the competition but with a lot of choice available- ranging from the classic drop light (with standard E27 socket), to LED filament (in retro style) or even an LED strip to adorn your desk or workstation.
The yield in terms of brightness is comparable to a 60W light bulb, with a shade varying from 2700K up to 6500K. Compatible with Apple Homekit; manageable from iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch (iOS 10+) via the Casa app pre-installed on Apple devices and voice commands to Siri digital assistant.
2 x Aqara Zigbee Smart LED
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Among the many products Xiaomi also peeps out, the Chinese giant that – together with Aqara – has created intelligent light bulbs with many smart features, already available from the proprietary application, and also compatible with the entire Mijia ecosystem of Xiaomi and Zigbee. Among the many functions, we remember the brightness and temperature adjustable up to 806 lumens (!), Voice control and timer settings.
The kit also includes 2 bulbs compatible with Siri/Homekit with E27 socket, making these devices among the best for quality/price ratio. Unfortunately, they do not have an RGB LED, so you can only vary the intensity of white light, but the fact remains that these are very well-made devices at a good price.
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Philips is by far one of the best brands in the field of home automation, and is no exception for smart lighting! There are many kits available and many of them include the Philips HueHUB – one of the most reliable in circulation – that can connect all Philips lighting devices. Obviously, there are also cheaper solutions (without HUB), as you can see here above, but which include a remote control for remote control.
Thanks to the HUB you can connect many different devices, including the extremely elegant Spot Runner LED spotlights, the Ambiance Starter Kit or the more complete 5-in-1 Kit (in versions with E-27 bulbs or GU10 bulbs ). Of course, compatibility with Smart Home systems like Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Home is not lacking- in short, you are spoiled for choice!
LIFX WiFi Smart bulb
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Among the most expensive, but without a doubt the unique design and excellent construction quality (which makes them durable for about 23 years !). They are then bulbs compatible with Siri/Homekit but also with Alexa and Google Assistant, Nest, SamsungSmartThings, IFTTT, Flic, Scout, and others. To this full support is added the possibility to buy them both in the version with E27 connection and with B22 connection (called bayonet).
Perfectly controllable both in temperature and in saturation, and with a brightness of 800 lumens, which certainly places them above the average. There are various shades available, with sets of 1 or 4 pieces depending on the needs. These are smart bulbs definitely different from all the others.
In this article, therefore, you could choose the best bulbs compatible with Google Home based on functionality and of course based on your budget. Have you ever heard of home automation? This branch of electronics is concerned with making our homes smart and connected, as well as making everyday operations increasingly simple.