Best Outdoor Led Bulb Reviews 2017

Making a list of best outdoor smart led bulbs 2017 is a difficult job for sure. The cost versus quality argument is the first thing you deal with. All the same, the specs should be your top priority, ideally.

In this review, we will go into every aspect of these outdoor smart led lights and find out whether it’s worth your money.

We`ll take a closer look at these product categories:

Remote controlled outdoor dimmable smart led bulbs and non-dimmable smart led bulbs.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look:

The best outdoor led bulbs 2017

Outdoor Led BulbTypePriceRating
TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb, Wi-Fi, A19, Dimmable White, 60W Equivalent, Works with Amazon Alexa, 1-Pack (LB110)

Dimmable
Wi-Fi
$3.8
Ilumi Outdoor Bluetooth Smart LED BR30 Flood Light Bulb Review, 2nd Generation - Smartphone Controlled Dimmable Multicolored Color Changing Light - Works with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone and Tablet

Color changing
Dimmable
$3.2
MINGER Sensor Lights Bulb Review, 12W Smart Automatic Dusk to Dawn LED Bulbs with Auto on/off, Indoor / Outdoor Lighting Lamp for Porch, Hallway, Patio, Garage (E26/E27, 1200lumen, Warm White)
Automatic dusk to dawn sensor
Wi-Fi
Non-Dimmable
$4.6
Luxon Motion Sensor 5W Smart Led Bulb Review - Radar Dusk to Dawn Motion Sensor E26 Base Soft White 2700K
Motion Radar Sensor
Wi-Fi
Non-Dimmable


$4.3
GE Link Smart LED Light Bulb, PAR38 Floodlight (3000K), 90-Watt Equivalent, 1-Pack, Zigbee, Works with Amazon Alexa
22 year lifespan
Wi-Fi
Dimmable
$3.5

Let`s go over the basics:

You can use your smartphone, amazon alexa, ipad or any other smart device to control the outdoor smart led bulb.

The smart led bulb installs as effortlessly as a standard light bulb and connects very fast to your home Wi-Fi or any other smart device you choose to control it with.

I`ve played around with more than 20 smart light bulb systems over the years and after all that, I determined that the 5 I listed here is the best all around smart LED bulbs.

If I must pick one bulb that is my favourite, I got to go with the Ilumi Outdoor Bluetooth Smart LED.

 

 

With Ilumi you can change your lighting color super easily and it also does everything the other smart light bulbs do, and it is also part of a wider product and app-system, that gives you more room for flexibility and creativity than any other smart bulb I have used. It is not the cheapest bulb I used, but its reliable performance and wide usability does make it a good choice for any smart home.

1.TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb Review

Wi-Fi, A19, Dimmable White, 60W Equivalent, Works with Amazon Alexa, 1-Pack (LB110)

Not everyone wants to drop $50 or more on a led bulb smart light.

The TP-Link bulbs will shed light for a fraction of the price.

The TP-Link Smart LED Light Bulb is a versatile clever little light source.

This is the 60 Watt Equivalent, 2700K Soft White type bulb review. 

There`s also these types available:

50W equivalent 2700K Soft White

60W equivalent 2700k – 6500K Soft White to Daylight (this is a good choice if you want to adjust the light a little more)

60W equivalent 2500k – 9000K Soft White to Daylight (Multicolor version)

Outdoor smart led bulb features?

What`s so smart with these outdoor smart led bulbs then? Let`s have a look what they can do.

You can control your lighting from anywhere.  You can manage your lights with your tablet or smartphone in no time with the free (Kasa app) or another app depending of the manufacturer, TP – Link uses the Kasa app.

What other tricks does the smart outdoor led bulb got up its sleeve?

Some of the smart led bulb features you can use are:

•Adjusting brightness and color

•Setting schedules and scenes

•Track energy used

If you don`t feel like using your phone or pad for controlling the outdoor dimmer, then you can try the voice control, you can use your voice to control the bulb when paired with Amazon Alexa.

Installation of the led smart bulb

Well there´s really no complex installation procedure, just screw in  the new led smart bulb and wait for it to blink 3 times, and finish the set up by using the TP-Link Kasa app.

Pros                              Cons

Lifetime 22.8 Years             Price (over normal bulb)

Easy to install

Dimmable

Although it’s not inexpensive, this outdoor smart led bulb offers a few impressive features for the price!

 

2.Ilumi Outdoor Bluetooth Smart LED Review

BR30 Flood Light Bulb – Smartphone Controlled Dimmable Multicolored Color Changing Light – Works with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone and Tablet

ilumi outdoor smart led

halloween scary lights led bulb
Halloween theme with Ilumi Led

The Ilumi Smart led has also some cool built in effects. Check out this brief overview below that gives a bit more detail about the unique effects that ilumi can offer:

ilumi outdoor smart led review

Want to sync your ilumi smart led light bulb to music?

Bring the music and party to new heights – Yes this bulb can be synced with your music, so you can shake it til the break of dawn.

Best color changing led bulb?

Just use the free ilumi app to sync your led lights to your music from your phone or pad to get synchronized color effects to every beat for amazing outdoor parties. You can choose from 16 million different colors and if that`s not enough, there`s also 2000K to 8000K in white color range. Plus you can add more smart lights for even bigger effects.

Does this smart led bulb work with a tradional light switch?

Yes it does and because each light has a built in clock and battery – it remembers its colors and schedule even when used with a traditional light switch.

outdoor led bulb

Want a weatherproof smart led color bulb?

The ilumi outdoor flood light carries an IP64 rating specifically for use outdoors so you can keep lights on – Rain or shine.

It`s built to withstand snow, thunderstorms, sprinklers and because of that you can place it nearly anywhere outside. And if that was not enough –  It also has UV Coating to protect it from the sun. The manufacturer has really thought about everything with this led.

This smart led helps you with your home security

Automation, of set dates and times, to fit a schedule

Are you going away and are you worried about the safety of your house? Just switch on the vacation mode and your ilumi led outdoor smart light will turn on and off at random while you are away.

outdoor dimmer switch

Pros                                       Cons

•Dimmable                                           • Price?

•Many features

•Music sync

A high quality remote controlled dimmable smart led bulb

Ilumi outdoor led is not just a smart bulb; it is a complete smart system. The color-adjustable E26 / E27 base bulbs can remake the look of your home`s exterior in seconds. Multiple app options and device compatibility makes it one of the best overall choices.

3.MINGER Sensor Lights Bulb Review

12W Smart Automatic Dusk to Dawn LED Bulbs with Auto on/off, Indoor / Outdoor Lighting Lamp for Porch, Hallway, Patio, Garage (E26/E27, 1200lumen, Warm White)

The MINGER Sensor Light Bulb has been my choice for led light on installation jobs where the customer wanted something cheap but reliable.

With this led, you get the automatic switch on at dusk and off at dawn. It does not really get any easier than with this led bulb. The led turns on when it gets less than 15Lux and it turns off when there is more than 40Lux. The built in sensor works great and it`s a hazzle free product. You’ll install it fast and easy – just simply screw into any standard E26/27 light fixture or socket. No worries with wires or additional motion detection fixtures.

The sensor is not rotable, as in almost all smart bulbs, but that is not a problem. From experience I can tell that the bulb works fine even in outdoor fixtures with bubbly glass, so the sensor is really high quality. 

Bright led light for outdoor

This 12W led bulb is equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb and it`s mercury free too. If you want a bright light this should be your choice. There is also a 7W version available.

Pros                                               Cons

•very bright                                                   •No multicolor

•mercury free

• automatic dusk to dawn

365 day warranty

Be sure to watch out for knock-off imitations that are popping up as of late.

4.Luxon Motion Sensor 5W Smart Led Bulb Review

Radar Dusk to Dawn Motion Sensor E26 Base Soft White 2700K

Led security lights motion sensor

This is the Luxon smart outdoor led with the handy radar.  Before we begin looking at just how good the Luxon smart bulb is, there are some obvious things you should know about this led:

led security lights motion sensor

The Luxon 5w  is unique in that sense that it is equipped with LED RADAR SENSOR.

security led bulb

The motion sensor bulb is a radar sensor light bulb, it’s much more responsive, sensitive, more penetrating than infrared sensor led. And because of that, the Luxon led light bulb can penetrate: glass, veneer and walls to detect the motion within 19-26ft.

You can install the led in any angle you want- upward, downward, it will still operate perfect because of the built in smart radar.

The led radar bulb can also detect the pets, therefore the radar sensor bulb will turn on when it is detecting any small object that is moving. Plus it has the dusk to dawn sensor. 

The packaging is sturdy with the bulb protected well in a plastic mold, so you don`t need to worry for a defective product on arrival.

Pros                                              Cons

•radar                                                                 •no multicolor

•install in any angle

 

5.GE Link Smart LED Light Bulb Review

PAR38 Floodlight (3000K), 90-Watt Equivalent, Zigbee, Works with Amazon Alexa

One of the best led light bulbs for outdoor fixtures

The entry-level GE Link smart bulb (which can often be found for $20 to $25) gives you the most brightness for your money , it puts out 900 lux and the color is quite warm (3000K Bright White).

 

The dimmable GE outdoor led bulbs is good option, if you want to dim outdoor lights but don`t want to use a dimmer switch to dim with.

Do you need programmable led lights?

How to program led lights?

It`s easier than it sounds.

One smart thing with these LEDs are the shortcuts you can create.

You can make scenes, shortcuts for example: “Watch a movie” or “Reading in bed” with your phone. You just click on your prefered shortcut  and you can make lights dim, brighten, turn on and turn off.

GE 3000K Bright White led

If you don’t need a color led and the millions of colors to choose from, then this GE led is a perfect choice.

Do led lights work in cold weather?

Absolutely! And this GE bulb performs well in cold climate.

The best outdoor light bulbs for cold weather you can choose are LEDs

Do you get below freezing temperatures on numerous nights during winter?

best outdoor light bulbs for cold weather

Then you want a led bulb that has a longer life and not a incandescent bulb and another great thing about this GE link smart bulb is that it lasts 22 years with an estimated energy cost of only $1.57 per year.

The advantage of LED is the extra long lifespan and plus they have no problem to light up in very cold temperatures. In fact, LEDs get more efficient as the ambient temperature gets lower.

How to install the GE link led bulb?


With all that specification information out of the way, what do you need to get up and running with these bad boys?

You just need one of these:

  • A smartphone
  • A Wink Hub
  • or Amazon Alexa if you want voice control
  • and a GE Link bulb

It is also compatible with amazon Echo, smartthings hub or any other zigbee rated device.

That’s it. Once you have got that all purchased, the setup process is simple:
Setup your Wink Hub. You can do it easily through the Wink app. Just enter your Wi-Fi information, then automatically send that to your brand new hub and then it will be good to go.
ge link smart bulb review
One more important thing to check is that after connecting your Wink Hub, be sure to check for updates. People often forget checking for updates and that can cause problems when trying to pair the bulbs (I learned it the hard way).
Once you got that out of the way, you just add your bulb. Wink has comfortably added a GE Link option to the list of supported lighting options. Just select that and it will walk your through the setup and then you basically screw the bulb in and turn the light on. It will blink 3 times and then you can name it.

 

Pros                                                  Cons

•control from anywhere                               •big in size

•suitable for out-and indoors use

 

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