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Philips Hue White Ambiance

Philips Hue White Ambiance

Smart LED lighting is one of the pillars of any smart home setup, and Philips' Hue bulbs remain best-in-class, both for the quality of their light output and for their ease-of-use (not to mention the comparative lack of random WiFi disconnections). The company's newer White Ambiance bulbs dispense with the zanier range of color changes — no ghoulish blues, for example — but let you adjust color temperatures within a more useful spectrum of cold-white to warm-yellow. And though you can set recurring timers or tie the bulbs to other multi-gadget scenes, you can also use Alexa to dim or kill the lights directly, or to trigger specific color/brightness presets, going bright and cold for daytime or lower and warmer for reading. [$30 per bulb;]

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