Best smart lights for gaming iMore 2019

The Philips Hue Starter Kit is a great way to enhance your home gaming experience by adding background colors to match your mood. However, it's not the only solution. Check out the many ways you can add color to your gameplay.

The ultimate solution: Nanoleaf Light Panels Rhythm Edition

Sights and sounds from Razer Chroma-enabled apps and games can sync with your Nanoleaf light panels thanks to a free pairing tool for Windows. With the Rhythm Edition, you can also sync the music from your phone while gaming or just chilling. Yes, this solution is pricey, but it's worth it.

$265 at Amazon

Set the mood for less: Flux WiFi Smart LED

The Flux WiFi Smart LED bulb allows you to personalize your lighting with a color palette of over 16 million colors, plus different tones of white light. Requiring no hubs to connect to, the product is perhaps the easiest to install on our list.

$36 at Flux

For something different: Hive Active Light Starter Pack

If you're looking for something different, consider the Hive Active Light Starter Pack. Featuring one smart LED cool-to-warm light bulb, the kit offers a home hub, smart plug, and two smart window/door sensors. Buy additional bulbs as needed to enhance your gaming experience.

$200 at Amazon

Let's start this: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Pack

This starter pack is all you need to begin experiencing Philips Hue smart lighting. Each kit includes four white and color ambiance bulbs and a required hub. Control with the official Hue app or a third-party solution to get the party or gaming session started.

$200 at Amazon

Popular Philips Hue alternative: LIFX A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb

Like the Flux, the LIFX A19 doesn't require purchasing a separate hub. All you need here is a Wi-Fi connection and smartphone. Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant.

$60 at Amazon

New and pragmatic: Philips Hue Play Light Bar

One of the newest products from smart leader Philips Hue, the Play Light Bar can create a vibrant ambiance in any room. Lay it on the floor, let it stand on the cabinet, or mount it on the back of the TV and paint your wall with light.

$70 at Best Buy

Nanoleaf Light Panels provides a unique lighting experience for your home. With the Rhythm pack, you can take it to a fun new level by syncing your lights during real-time desktop and console gameplay. Less expensive solutions are also available.

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