Sylvania SMART+ Apple HomeKit-Enabled A19 Full Color Bulb REVIEW


The Sylvania SMART+ Apple HomeKit-Enabled A19 Full Color Bulb is a standard-sized light bulb and can replace any A19 size light bulb in your house. One of the big pluses in favor of the Sylvania SMART+ bulb is that there is no hub or WiFi router required. The bulb connects through Bluetooth and because it is HomeKit enabled, you can control it remotely as long as an iPad, Apple TV, or Apple HomePod are available in the home with it. Because it is an LED light bulb, it will use approximately 80% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb will. It can be used in lamps and lighting fixtures alike. You can control its functions through voice control (Siri) because of HomeKit. There are millions of color options to choose from and the bulb is also adjustable with different shades of white light. It features on/off/dimming functions. As an LED bulb, the SMART+ has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours. It does require an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 8.1 or higher for installation and control.

User Experience

The Sylvania SMART+ bulb arrives in a branded box with a magnetic closure. There are some minimal details about the product on the box including the Apple HomeKit stamp. When you open the box, you will find a user manual, FCC statement, and warnings information sitting on top of the bulb itself. I was surprised at the bulb’s weight. The base of the bulb seems to be metal and it causes the bulb to be quite heavy. I compared it side-by-side with the Philips Hue A19 White Bulb and aside from the weight, the two are virtually identical.


As I mentioned, I have started to really embrace the smart lighting in our home. We’ve had Bluetooth connected light bulbs before, but none that were as functional as the SMART+ bulb from Sylvania. I love that you can actually connect it to your HomeKit system without having to download its own app and I love how bright the bulb is. I can’t wait to check out the other smart products from Sylvania.




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