Score: 81/100

Tested: February 2020

Key specifications

Bulb types: E27, B22, GU10, E14
Colour or white:
White or coloured
Number of tones:
16 million
Compatibility:
Apple and Android
Voice assistant:
Alexa, Google Assistant
Connectivity:
Wifi

£26.99

Available from: amazon.co.uk

What is it?

The Innr Smart Light Bulb connects to your home wifi so that you can control your lights from your smartphone, even when you’re not in. Available in screw-cap and GU10, it comes in white tones or as coloured bulbs, with 16 million different hues. You’ll need to get an additional hub to use them.

GHI expert verdict

These bulbs are a great addition to your smart home if you already use Philips Hue or SmartThings and are looking to save money on buying new bulbs elsewhere. They’re easy to use, reliable and affordable.

The good

On test, the bulbs took less than two seconds to turn on and off or change colour. You can group up to 100 bulbs together using the smartphone app, and it’s easy to differentiate between rooms by assigning them each different symbols in the app. You can also can set daily or weekly schedules for them to come on, or have them switch on and off based on the sunset and sunrise.

Take note

You can only use the bulb if you purchase the Innr hub, which costs £60, or have an existing Philips Hue or Samsung SmartThings hub. If you opt for the Innr hub, it has no voice control. They’re not compatible with Apple Homekit and they can’t be switched on and off based on your phone’s location, either.

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Ratings

  • Ease of use: 3.8/5
  • Design: 3.5/5
  • Instructions: 3.5/5
  • Performance: 4.4/5

    How we test

    We test the speed at which the smart lights turn on and off and change colour when at home and remotely. We also evaluate the simplicity of set-up and effectiveness of schedules, scene creators and smart home rules, eg using your location or the sunset/sunrise to automatically switch lights on or off.

    All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.



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