A smart home often starts with smart lighting. Many people choose Philips Hue because it works great. Yet those lights are quite pricey. Wiz is the ideal alternative.
Philips Hue and Wiz have one big thing in common: they are both owned by parent company Signify. This makes Wiz the ideal alternative if you want to spend a little less, but still expect quality. The brand now has four new lamps for in and around your home.
The new smart lights from the Philips Hue alternative Wiz
We tell you a little more about the three new lights from Wiz so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.
#1 Full color filament
Wiz’s new full color filament bulb has a real retro look. In fact, it looks like an incandescent bulb, making it a great alternative to Philips Hue. This dimmable transparent bulb lets you choose any color, be it warm light or sultry purple. It comes in three shapes: pear, edison and globe.
You easily control the lamp with the Wiz app, a remote control or just your own voice. Prices of the lamp vary. For a standard pear shape you pay 29.99 euros, edison costs 32.99 euros and globe costs 34.99 euros.
Yummy retro. (Image: Wiz)
#2 Wiz Neon flex light strip
Are you a real creative person? Then the Wiz neon flex light strip is really for you. A competitor to the Philips Hue lightstrip, this three-meter long lightstrip is easy to bend into the shape you want. Whether you want a star, musical note or just the first letter of your name, anything is possible.
You easily attach it to the wall with the included mounting brackets. You can choose from 1 of 16 million colors and light scenes. The light strip costs 99.99 euros.
Choose the shape you want. (Image: Signify)
#3 SuperSlim ceiling fixture as Philips Hue alternative
Earlier this week we already saw the special Philips Hue ceiling lights coming, and now it’s Wiz’s turn. The lamp from the latter brand looks just a little less traditional and fits nicely into a modern home thanks to its sleek design.
Wiz has two different models on offer. The 22W model costs 129.99 euros and the 32W model is priced at 169.99 euros.
Sleek design. (Image: Signify)
#4 Elpas garden pole
But you don’t have to use Wiz only in your home. Like Philips Hue, the brand also has lights for outdoors. The latest is the special Elpas garden lamp. It offers many colors for all outdoor occasions and is also weatherproof. Installation is easy. All you have to do is plug it in.
Once installed, you can play with the millions of colors and different dynamic light scenes. The starter kit costs 144.99 euros and the expansion kit costs 114.99 euros.
Turn your garden into an oasis of light. (Image: Signify)