Prime Day 2020 smart lighting deals: Philips Hue, Wiz, Leviton and more on sale now

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, PJDM’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Whether or not it is gentle bulbs, gentle switches, or equipment, sensible lights are among the many hottest sensible dwelling devices available on the market. That may have one thing to do with the truth that we use our lights greater than absolutely anything else in our houses. Why not smarten the issues up?

If the thought has you tempted, then Prime Day’s costs may seal the deal — and, when you’re already a wise lighting convert, then Prime Day is a superb time to attain some discounted bulbs and fixtures to assist deck the halls with automatable gentle that you would be able to management together with your voice. Listed below are the perfect offers we have noticed up to now — examine again all through Prime Day 2020 for updates as we see extra:


Eero is Amazon’s model on the networking entrance, and it has a brand new mesh router up on the market this fall with full assist for Wi-Fi 6, the latest and most superior model of Wi-Fi. That system, Eero 6, does not ship out till Nov. 2, however when you’re prepared to pre-order a 3-piece setup now throughout Prime Day, Amazon at its common retail worth of $279, Amazon will throw in a free Echo Dot sensible speaker and two free Philips Hue bulbs to sweeten the deal.

That is a pleasant little setup there, as a result of the brand new Eero router has a built-in Zigbee radio that may pair these bulbs straight with your private home’s Wi-Fi community with out want for a Philips Hue Bridge. Which means you may additionally have the ability to flip them on and off utilizing Alexa voice instructions, which is the place that Echo Dot is available in.

Two caveats. although. First, you do not get the new, spherical Echo Dot — as an alternative, it is the previous, puck-shaped version from 2018. Second, these are Hue White Ambiance bulbs, not full-color Hue bulbs. Which means you’ll be able to change their colour temperature between yellowy, candlelike tones and warmer, bluish-white daylight tones, however you’ll be able to’t make them put out crimson, inexperienced, blue or anything on the RGB spectrum. Nonetheless, fairly whole lot right here.

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Talking of Hue, when you head over to Greatest Purchase for some counter-programming at present, you may discover a bundle with the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus and a 1-meter extension strip for $60. That is a complete of three meters of smart-color-changing gentle for $45 lower than the bundle normally prices.

Simply know that that is an older model of the Hue Lightstrip, so it does not embrace Bluetooth assist and it could possibly’t put out a couple of colour at a time. Nonetheless, when you’ve acquired some cupboards of the again of a TV that would profit from a pleasant pop of accent colour, that is in all probability value pouncing on.


Wiz is a scrappy little lighting startup that makes some surprisingly first rate sensible bulbs — first rate sufficient that Philips Hue guardian firm Signify purchased the model final 12 months and began promoting the bulbs as “Philips Wiz Connected” LEDs. These variations pre-date that re-branding, however they’re simply as strong and simply as able to connecting with Alexa or the Google Assistant without having for any additional hub {hardware}. And, when you purchase them at present at Greatest Purchase, you may save a fast $eight on a 2-pack, bringing the fee per bulb down to simply $10.

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Cree is a mainstay of the lighting aisle (no less than at Residence Depot), and its bargain-priced sensible bulbs have lengthy been a fast and straightforward option to fill your private home with vibrant, dimmable automatable gentle. Now, for Prime Day, that discount is even higher, as Cree has mushy white sensible bulbs marked down by 75% — simply $Three per bulb.

Simply do not forget that Cree’s sensible bulbs use Zigbee radios to ship their alerts, so you may want a Zigbee hub so as to automate them. The Amazon Echo Plus, the second-gen Amazon Echo Show, the Wink Hub and the SmartThings Hub will all work, amongst different choices.

In the meantime, regular, non-connected Cree LED light bulbs are on sale for Prime Day, too, with reductions of as much as 40%.

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This sensible dimmer swap from Leviton doubles as a dwelling area for Alexa because of the built-in mic and speaker. Use it to switch an outdated gentle swap, and you’ll management that gentle out of your cellphone or with a voice command — together with voice instructions picked up by the swap itself.

Whether or not or not that is a worthy improve is as much as you, nevertheless it is sensible for Alexa die-hards. At a Prime Day worth of $80, you are saving $20 off of the conventional retail worth.

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Do not want the additional Alexa speaker at your gentle swap? The common Decora dimmers with out the built-in mic and speaker are on sale for Prime Day, too. Closing value after the mark-down: $38 every.

That is not dangerous for a Wi-Fi sensible swap with dimming functionality and no want for an additional hub to attach with your private home community. Together with Alexa, you’ll be able to sync it up with the Google Assistant for voice instructions. In case you’d relatively management issues with Siri, you may want to take a look at the totally separate version that supports Apple HomeKit — however fortuitously, that one’s on sale too.

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