Can you put smart bulbs in any lamp?

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You can put smart bulbs in any lamp. That is, as long as they fit regular LED bulbs – the vast majority of which do.

One of the upsides to smart light bulbs is that you can really put them wherever you like. Whether it’s in a bedside lamp to create a calming warm-toned light which will wake you up in the morning, or changing the lighting in your living room to a flashing multi-colored disco for a party, the possibilities are endless. The connection to your home Wi-Fi means you can control smart lights from your phone or using voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant.

Plus, smart lighting has the energy saving capabilities of LED bulbs. So you can make any lighting fixture in your house more energy efficient, saving bills and the planet.

Smart bulbs are a great way to bring your home into the 21st century. You don’t have to buy any extra lamps or special holders – they will just slot into pre-existing ones!

Will smart bulbs fit any light fixture?

Smart bulbs, like these ones from Kasa, work like regular LED bulbs. They should fit any modern lamp or light fixture. However, if you have an old light fixture – say, an art deco floor lamp – which won’t fit LED or smart bulbs, there’s still a way to connect them to a smart home system. This is because you can use these in conjunction with a smart plug.

Smart plugs let you schedule power on and off remotely, increasing the ‘smart’ capabilities of any light fixture in your house. So if there’s a lamp which for some reason doesn’t fit smart bulbs, there’s still hope for creating the smart home of your dreams.

Alternatively, you can use lighting strips or special free-standing smart lights. These don’t have bulbs per say but can be used to create a custom lighting wherever there is space. We love the Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Lightstrip, which lets you trim according to the size you need.

PC Guide Expert Opinion

Smart light bulbs work with the majority of lamps. As long as they fit LED bulbs, which most modern lighting fixtures do, you’ll be fine.

However, if you have an ancient fixture which doesn’t work with modern bulbs, don’t lose hope. You could try a smart plug to bring it into the 21st century.