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Splurge vs. Save: 5 Smart Bulbs for Every Budget

Sep 23, 2022 by


by Karess Rubrico

3 min read

AB_Splurge vs. Save_ 5 Smart Bulbs for Every Budget

Transitioning to a smart home need not be super spendy, but it also won’t hurt to make an investment if you have extra to spare.

Light up your home, the smart way—at every available price point!

If you need to replace your traditional light bulbs with smart bulbs, look no further! We’ve scoured for the best smart bulbs fit for every budget. And since you’re looking for greater value for your money, why not upgrade to PLDT Home Fiber Plus plans? PLDT Home provides faster and more seamless connections, enough to power up your smart home.

Whether you want to splurge or save, we’ve got you covered. Check out our picks!


CrabTek WiFi Smart LED RGB Light Bulb

Starts at ₱249


From CrabTek Official Store

CrabTek’s smart bulb is a great option if you’re just starting on your smart home journey. This LED smart bulb has over 16 million color hues, with pre-set color scenes that can easily be adjusted depending on your preferences–whether you need a bright light for reading, a warm light for relaxing, or some fancy hues for some dancing, the CrabTek smart bulb has you covered!

Other than remote access through your smartphone, you can easily sync it to your Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri. The 7W model is priced at ₱249, while the 12W bulb costs ₱399. Grab your own CrabTek WiFi Smart LED Bulb today on its official store on Shopee

Cherry Home Smart Multi-Color Bulb



From Cherry Home Official Website

Cherry Home is an emerging player in the smart home market, and one of the company’s core offerings includes this incredibly affordable Smart Multi-Color Bulb! At 11W, this lighting solution can last up to 20,000 hours of use. Moreover, through the Cherry Home app, you can also customize lighting scenarios to fit your liking! The Cherry Home Smart Multi-Color Bulb retails for ₱285 on its official store on Shopee

TP-Link Tapo L530E Smart WiFi Light Bulb


TP Link Tapo

From TP-Link Official Store

The cool thing about this TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb is its built-in Sunrise and Sunset modes, where you can automatically adjust your light according to your time zone. If you’re heading out, you can adjust it to “Away Mode” to make it seem like someone’s at home. It’s definitely a steal for less than ₱600! The TP-Link Tapo Smart Bulb is available for ₱590 on its official store on Shopee


Xiaomi Mi LED Smart Bulb



From Xiaomi Official Store

The MI LED Smart Bulb is a highly energy-efficient smart lighting option for your home. At 10W, it has a lifespan of over 25,000 hours–meaning, for three hours of daily use, it can last a little over 22 years. What’s more, its cross-patten exterior and aluminum structure make it both highly robust and capable of carefully dissipating heat, compared to other brands. Get your own Xiaomi Mi LED Smart Bulb on its flagship store on Lazada for ₱899.

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Bulb



From Philips Official Website

Other than being a fluorescent light, the Philips Hue smart bulb stands out because it can also be controlled through your smartphone, voice assistant, and via Bluetooth. This highly-versatile lighting solution allows you to create color accents to complement your home decor. With the inclusion of the Philips Hue Hub (sold separately), you can automate up to 50 smart lights indoors and outdoors, giving you full control over your smart lighting. The Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Bulb retails for ₱1,794 on its official store on Lazada

Illuminate your home the smart way

Ready for your next budol? Add any of these smart bulbs to your cart today–and get ready to experience upgrading your home into a smart one.

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Karess Rubrico

Karess serves as the lead writer for Next Upgrade’s Productivity and Steals & Deals sections. She is a freelance writer and editor with over 10 years of experience in digital marketing. Outside of work, she takes care of 20+ houseplants and binges on comedies, musicals, and true crime documentaries.



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