Will Hubless Light Bulbs Work With a Smart Hub?

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Are you planning to buy a smart home hub?

Are you wondering whether the hubless light bulb will work with a new hub?

Are you skeptical about the difference between the Smart Home Hub and Voice Assistant?

Well, the hubless white bulb will work with the smart home hub.

Let’s understand this with an example.

Whether it is Alexa or Samsung SmartThings, both will connect to the WiFi bulbs regardless of whether I’ve got a hub or NOT.

I constantly talk about Hubs, and I also recommend you to buy smart home automation products ONLY after getting a hub.

For example, if you’ve bulbs that require Hub, then for them it won’t be possible to talk to Alexa with it.

When it comes to connecting to multiple Hubs, Alexa is a great option.

Personally, I’ve faced many scenarios where I had to connect Philips Hue bulbs through Samsung SmartThings hub.

Even you can add Wifi generic bulbs, and use Alexa or Google Home to connect and control them.

It’s advisable to name them in a systematic way in each app to prevent future discrepancies or complications.

Do you’ve more questions?

Well, I’ll be taking some questions that the readers either mailed me or messaged me. 

Which Smart Home Hub Should I Get?

Before I answer the above query, let me tell you that a Voice Assistant and a Smart Home Hub aren’t the same.

The very popular voice assistants are the Google Home and Amazon Echo.

I hope most of my readers have definitely used either Samsung SmartThings or Wink, they are the examples of Smart Home Hub.

Even Insteon comes under the Smart Home Hub category.

There are so many products available on the market in the Smart Home Hub category, so it’s very natural that people will want to know the leading product in the category.

Needless to say, everyone has their own requirements and they have the preferences accordingly.

However, I am an admirer of Samsung SmartThings Hub V3, and it has multiple reasons for it.

I may not be able to list all the reasons, but I’ll try to list the reasons that fascinate me towards this product.

  • They are perhaps the most secured hub on the market
  • They are way ahead as compared to the competitors when it comes to updates
  • They are the most user-friendly hub that I’ve ever used
  • The installation process is quite easy
  • They support more devices than any other hub available on the market

Can you GUESS the number of devices Samsung SmartThings support?

The number is mindboggling.

Yup, you heard it right, it supports 231 smart devices which give it an upper edge over its competitor.

Needless to say, smart devices like Blink XT cameras and Schlage Door Locks are also included in the list.

They also come with an entire line of home security sensors that are relatively affordable.

Which Automation Assistant Should I Get?

You’re the one who can answer this query because you only know what you wanna do with the smart home assistant.

If you’re looking for my suggestion or my favorite automation assistant, then I highly recommend Amazon Echo.

There isn’t any doubt that it’s a premium product at an affordable price.

I know you the question floating your mind that why I preferred it over Google Home, right?

I’ve chosen it as the best because of these below-mentioned points, and I hope you’ll also prefer it.

  • Superlative Support
  • Easiest Installing Process
  • And, most importantly, supports more devices as compared to Google Home and Siri

Did I answer your query? I hope I did.

I’ve several Amazon Echo products in my home.

It doesn’t mean from anywhere that I don’t have tried Google Home.

They are also members of my smart home.

Trust me, most of my clients are skeptical between Google Home and Amazon Echo when it comes to buying a smart assistant.

Personally, I find the set-up process of Google Home very tedious and time-consuming.

I have tried installing Logitech Harmony, and Philips Hue Lights.

It wasn’t a great experience that I can brag about.

You’ll not believe it but it took me more than two hours, and the worst part was that I was at ZERO only.

I even tried setting up a TP-Link smart plug, but I wasn’t successful.

However, it may not be the case with you, and it is highly possible that you may install Google Home very fast.

If we talk about the Amazon Echo, then setting it was a cake wake indeed.

I just finished it in under two hours.

Do you like easy or troublesome setup? The answer will decide which product to go with.

Anyway, I like easy installation, Don’t you?

Which Smart Light Bulbs Should I Get?

Have you spent money previously on LED bulbs?

If you’ve already bought LED bulbs, then it’s better to spend a few bucks on the smart light switches to control these LED bulbs rather than going for new smart light bulbs.

At the same time, if you haven’t bought LED bulbs before, then try some smartest light bulbs available in the market.

There are many ways to replace existing bulbs with smart light bulbs.

If you don’t have budget constraints, then you can go for some high-end smart bulbs because they have some amazing features that will definitely grab your eyes balls.

However, we are least interested in discussing or suggesting high-end products by means of our post.

I recommend Element Classic bulbs by Sengled.

They are extremely affordable and value money products. I’ve tried this multiple times, and it has performed extremely well without fail. 


If you’ve any questions related to the topic, then feel free to contact me.

I hope that I’ve answered your query. 

If something else has worked for you, then let us know about it in the comment section.

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