Hue (US version here).
With more than 100 years of history, Philips is synonymous with lighting. Philips Hue smart starter kit includes a bridge, smart light bulbs and other accessories. The power rating of Philips smart light bulbs is either US or UK voltage level. To control Hue smart light bulbs and other accessories, a Hue bridge is necessary.
The advantage is smart devices like motion detector are available as accessories and they can be added to the bridge easily. However, this advantage is restricted to Hue devices only. For non-Hue smart devices, either a controller like SmartThings hub or Amazon Echo, or a freeware web-based IFTTT is required. And the cost is also higher due to the bridge. Click on the title to learn more.
Starter kits – Hue White Starter Kit E27, Hue White Ambiance Starter Kit E27, Hue White & Color Ambiance Starter Kit E27, B22, GU10
Accessories – motion sensor, outdoor sensor, smart plug, dimmer switch, tap switch, smart button, play HDMI syn box
1. US type is Edison Screw E26 (A19 refers to bulb diameter) while UK, Singapore and most Asian types are E27 (Japan, Taiwan & Korea use US type). Although thread difference is not a main concern, the voltage rating is. See Note 2.
2. Hue bridge voltage range is 100-240VAC which is suitable for all countries. However, the light bulb voltage is country specific, ie US type is 110-130VAC and UK type is 220-240VAC. Choose either US or UK type that matches the voltage rating in your country.
3. Hue starter kit with Hue bridge is recommended for 1st time installation due to lower total cost than buying the bulbs and bridge separately.