Smart LED lights put to the test – the coolest light design for your room

Atmospheric lighting in any situation is just a swipe of a finger or a voice command away for smart home owners. Smart lamps come in all shapes and colors. But not every system is equally suitable for all users. The colleagues from IMTEST.de have a detailed LED lights test carried out – and an all-rounder was chosen as the winner.

LED light test: Philips Hue is the shining winner

The smart LED lights from Philips Hue are among the best-known and most popular solutions on the market and were also able to prevail in the test against the competition from Wiz, AVM, Ikea and Ledvance. The clear winner was the Philips Hue A67 model with an E27 thread and 1,600 lumens.

LED light test: Easy to use

The pear scored positive points above all for the simple setup and the intuitive operation via Bluetooth app and voice command. Here it was vastly superior to the more expensive Fritz! DECT 500 from AVM. This cannot be controlled by voice command.

Philips Hue is particularly durable

Another important test criterion is the service life. Here, the Hue also left its competitors behind with a value of 25,000 operating hours. However, the LED light from Philips is not perfect either.

The price-performance winner from Wiz

The testers complained about the unnatural color rendering of the pear. If you also place great value on low power consumption, you will be better off with the price-performance winner from Wiz. The A67.E27 Full Color LED costs a little less to buy than the Hue and is also more frugal when it comes to hunger for energy.

LED lights in the test: additional hardware required

Almost all participants in the LED light test have in common that the appropriate smart home infrastructure in the form of additional hardware such as a bridge, a gateway or, in the case of AVM, a Fritzbox must be available for smart operation. The DIM from Ledvance is an exception, as it can be controlled by a voice assistant without an additional control center. You can read more details about all LED lights here.

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