Table Lights

Create the perfect lighting levels

Smart table lights are a cost-effective way for you to smarten-up your home and get your lighting just right. With easy control from your smartphone and various designs and styles to choose from, smart table lights are a great addition to any connected home.

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Smart home compatibility

While you may think of table lights as being a traditional lighting feature, it's now easier than ever to integrate them within a well-connected smart home ecosystem. Some of the biggest brands in lighting, such as Philips Hue and LIFX, have full compatibility with all three smart home ecosystems: Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit. This allows you to set schedules for your lights to turn on automatically at a specified time, as well as control them using just your smartphone. Explore all the different ways in which you can use smart table lights, whether it be lighting up multiple lights at one time or turning on music once your lights come on in the morning.

It's important to check the compatibility of your smart table lights with your other smart home devices so you can be sure that they are controlled by the same ecosystem. If you have products that are not controlled by the same smart home ecosystem, this just means that you must use separate apps to control them. Or, you can also create linked routines through IFTTT. However, to get the most out of your smart table lights in an overall smart home environment, it's best to have a common compatibility with an existing smart home ecosystem.

Why smart table lights?

With so many tables, both large and small, in your house or apartment, lighting provides both a useful and elegant addition to brighten your home. A warm light at home helps make a cold winter night feel not so cold. With smart table lamps, it's easy to have light on at home when you arrive home from work. In the mornings, schedule the lamp by your bed to come on at a certain time to help you get out of bed. With portable table lamps, easily bring them from the kitchen table to the patio table to make a night-time BBQ even better.

There are a number of different types of table lights to choose from, designed by various brands. Finding the right design for you depends on what type of table you have and the design of your room. There are a number of different styles that allow you to find your perfect light.

Smart portable table lights: While lamps and light bars are usually plugged into an outlet, portable lights allow you to bring them anywhere. These verstitle lamps are perfect for small get-togethers since you can easily move them with you from room to room or even outside. With battery life lasting longer than ever, these portable lights can help you keep you party going all night long.

Smart light bars: These are designed to integrate easily within home entertainment centers and are also easy to place around your living room as they don’t need to be mounted. Smart lights bars are a great addition around the television either for a movie night or to improve your gaming experience. Colored light bars in particular offer a huge selection of colors and shades that can make any party night that much better.

Smart lamps: While you may think lamps are already simple to use and operate, smart lamps take things to the next level. Easily schedule your smart lamps to turn on in the morning or be home when you arrive home from work. You can also dim the light and easily turn it on and off all from your smartphone.

WiFi vs. Bluetooth - which is best?

When thinking about what smart home product to buy, especially when it comes to lights and speakers, you may run across the question of controlling these devices with WiFi or Bluetooth. While some lamps are able to be controlled both through WiFi and Bluetooth, some only can be controlled with one or the other.

  • WiFi: This requires an active and stable internet connection. However, some of these table lights, such as Philips Hue Light Bars, require a bridge in order to connect with a WiFi network. The bridge is often sold seperately and so if you don’t already have one, this would mean that you need to make an additional purchase to buy one.
  • Bluetooth: A Bluetooth connection doesn’t require a bridge but generally you can only control a more limited number of lights than through a WiFi bridge. For instance, without a bridge, you can only control up to 10 Philips Hue Bluetooth smart lights at one time. Adding a WiFi bridge brings this limit up to 50. What is best for you depends on what you're looking for and how many lights you need to control.