DIY smart home: Why I’m using smart switches instead of smart lights

Smart light bulbs may be my favorite connected product category, but since I’m creating a DIY smart home, I had to decide whether they’re the right choice for automating my kitchen and living area’s lighting. Alternatively, I could use smart switches.

Both the best smart lights bulbs and best smart switches offer a number of benefits to anyone looking to raise their home’s IQ. Using a smartphone app or voice assistant like Alexa, you can control which lights are on at any given time, as well as adjust the brightness and even temperature. You can incorporate these lighting options into your smart home routines, too.