“If you love to entertain, this bulb is a fun way to give your living room a more special feel. You can use your smart- phone to change the light to any of the ROYGBIV hues and tons of variations along the way. You’ll also be able to set up a lighting scheme in advance or sync color changes to music. Of course, when you’re not in party mode, this multitasker can behave like an ordinary bulb. It’s pricey, but it has a 25,000-hour life- time, depending on use—over a dozen years if you use it five hours a day.” —Todd Manegold, Connected Home-Business Lead at Philips Lighting North America
To buy: Philips Hue 65W BR30 Connected Bulb, $62; amazon.com.