The best LED lights for your home

8 November, 2019

If you're making the switch to LED lights for your home based on the numerous advantages of LED lights or, if you've chosen smart lights, to reap the benefits of a smart lighting system  you may be wondering just which types of LEDs you should get for each room.

With our guide to the best LED lights for your home and office, you don't have to wonder: we'll explain which bulbs are best for each room based on what you do there, how bright you need your lights to be, and more.

The best LED lights for the living room

The living room is where many families spend much of their time, and it is often the place to host guests. Because it's such an important space, special attention should be paid to creating the best living room possible.

Best choice: Philips Hue White and color ambiance

Couple reading together with a pink-lit table lamp next to them

Whether you choose to use your own light fixtures with a White and color ambiance bulb or buy Philips Hue floor and table lamps with integrated LED lights, the 16 million colors and thousands of shades of warm-to-cool white light allows you to not only relax in the warm glow of yellow light, but host a party decorated with themed lighting.

Bright idea: White and color ambiance are compatible with our Entertainment feature, in which your color-capable Hue lights sync with the content on your TV screen. Use the Hue Sync desktop app with a computer or the Hue Sync mobile app with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box and watch your lights flash, dim, brighten, and change color in sync with your movies, TV shows, video games, and music.

The best LED lights for the bedroom

One of the most important rooms in the house, the bedroom serves an important purpose: it's the place you wake up to start your day and the place you go to relax and fall asleep. Because lighting plays an important role in our sleep-wake cycles, the lights you choose for your bedroom should reflect those natural needs.

Best choice: Philips Hue White ambiance

Bedroom with white color lighting

The white and ambiance collection of LED bulbs and fixtures allows you to set your lights to one of the four light recipes, which were handcrafted by lighting experts to provide the best lighting for specific needs. Use Energize in the morning to feel more refreshed and the Relax light recipe to calm yourself for a good night's rest.

Bright idea: Wake up and Go to sleep, available in the Hue app, allow you to set Routines to help you wake up and fall asleep. The Wake up Routine slowly brightens your selected lights in the morning at a specific time, while the Go to sleep Routine dims and then turns off your lights at your preferred bedtime.

The best LED kitchen lights

For many people, the kitchen is the heart of their home. From creating new recipes for holiday get-togethers to teaching the kids how to make grandma's meatloaf for dinner, a kitchen is where memories are made. LED kitchen lights provide just the right amount and color of light to not only see, but feel comfortable.

Best choice: Philips Hue White

The shade of white light in a Philips Hue White light bulb or fixture is 2700K, a dimmable warm white, meaning you can set the lights down low for a romantic dinner or brighten them to 100% while cooking it. 

Bright idea: Always heading to the kitchen for a midnight snack or glass of water? Install a Philips Hue Motion sensor at the kitchen's entryway and set it to turn the lights on low when someone wanders in.