Smartest LED Light Bulbs of 2020

Light-emitting Diode light bulbs are the largest change in illumination since Thomas Edison invented the first commercially-viable incandescent. LEDs are ninety percent more effective than even the modern versions of Edison’s invention and can last for thousands of hours before needing replacing. LEDs also feature a wide variety of color, brightness, and control that is simply unthinkable with incandescents. Needless to say, LEDs are the future!

But with all the LED products out there – some of which are generally excellent quality and some very poor – it can be hard to find the best ones. That’s where LED Replacement Companies come in! We did the hard work for you, and we chose the best LEDs available for your home lighting needs. Our pick for best overall, the Philips Dimmable LED 4-Pack, is cost-effective, trustworthy even after years of use, and manufactured by a reputable and well-respected company.

Whenever choosing the LED bulbs that made it on our list, we assessed price, company reputation, and customer reviews to find the best the market had to offer. With any of the lights below, there is no doubt they’ll give you years of quality service.

Philips’ LED Dimmable 4-Pack are just about perfect. They’re not the most affordable (that award goes to Sylvania’s 24-pack below) and they don’t have voice activation like LUMIMAN’s smart LEDs (also below), but what they do have is a great price, excellent reviews, and a trusted brand to back them up.

Each of the light emitting diodes in this 4-pack enjoy an industry-standard eight hundred lumen count, equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent (though these lights use just 9.5 watts). On full illumination, they’re 2700K on the Kelvin scale (read about that in the section near the end), so the hue is very similar to an incandescent bulb as well.

In effect, these lights give you the same illumination and color of a conventional light bulb, but use about 85% lower energy. Philips reports these lights will last 15,000 hours, or about thirteen years at three hours per day of usage. It also guarantees these lights for a full five years, one of the longest warranty periods of any LED on our list.

Customers enjoy these light bulbs for the simple, durable design and the lights have great customer reviews overall. Some users noted that their sliding dimmer is now finicky – most of the dimming happens in just a fraction of the slide – but also note it’s a minor inconvenience, not a deal breaker.

If all the awesome recommendations aren’t adequate to persuade you these are the lights we’ve used in our own home for years!

Dimmable bulbs are all about flexibility. Want it bright while you’re doing work in the afternoon? Turn it up to full blast. Tired after a long day of work? Turn it down to a soft glow so you can relax with a bit of wine.

As such, you need a wide range of brightness and Great Eagle’s 6-Pack of Dimmable LEDs is the perfect solution. These 14-watt bulbs pack a significant punch in the brightness department, giving off fifteen hundred to 1600 lumens (depending on the color you choose). That is almost twice the amount of light as the Philips Hue Dimmable 4-Pack above, and at a much lower price. It’s bright enough to light up a small space – all from one light bulb. Of course, when it comes time to unwind, you can drop that brightness way, way down.

These bulbs come in four different colors – Warm White (2700K), Bright White (3000K), Cool White (4000K), and Daylight (5000K) – so you can choose whether you want your home bright and peppy, or relaxed and low-key.

We estimate their bulbs to last 25,000 hours, which equates to an amazing 23 years if you use them 3 hours every day. Except for the Hyperikon LED tube lights, this is without a doubt the longest lifespan on our list! For comparison, the Sylvania 24-Pack below (which are the cheapest LEDs on our list) last about 11,000 hours – less than half of Great Eagle’s LEDs.

Besides that, they guanrantee their LEDs for 5 years, much longer than the standard 3 years the majority LEDs boast.

Unfortunately, a number of consumers have reported that the lights aren’t as bright as a 1550 lumen light should be. However, with their low price, and even accounting for a little variance in the ‘real world’ lumen count, the Great Eagle lights are still a good deal for an well-reviewed, quality LED bulb.