Are you in the beginning stages of planning or building out a smart home? Is your house looking to add a few smart bulbs or outlets? Fortunately, there are a number of great brands to consider.
While many people may think of GE or Philips as being among the only companies in the smart light space there are numerous other, less expensive options. Treatlife, for example, is one brand that’s slowly building out a portfolio of connected devices, lights, switches, and more.
Treatlife expanded its product line in July, adding the following products:
- Smart Ceiling Fan Control and Light Dimmer Switch ($44.99): Our combined fan and light dimmer switch turns any ceiling fan into a smart fan and puts control directly on the wall so that you never have to fuss with pull chains again.
- 3-Way Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch ($19.99): Add smart light functionality for 3-way and single pole applications.
- Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer Switch ($21.99): Add smart dimming functionality for single pole applications.
- Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch ($17.99): Add smart light functionality for single pole applications.
- Plug in Dimmer ($37.99): All the programmable features of Treatlife products including scheduling and dimming in a plug. Works indoors and outdoors and is great for floor lamps, outdoor market lighting, Christmas lights and more.
- Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulbs with 16M Colors ($39.99 for 4 bulbs): Express yourself with dramatic lighting effects in up to 16 million dimmable colors at a cost that’s more than 75% less than the same product from a leading competitor. No hubs required.
Among those that were sent to us, and which we feel comfortable recommending, are the following:
- 3-Way Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch
- 60W LED Dimmable White and Color Bulb
- 60W LED Dimmable White Bulb
We were provided a few editorial samples of Treatlife products and found them to be of solid build quality and easy to set up. Moreover, they were easy to integrate with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
If you’re looking to replace your lights in an overhead manner, such as a ceiling fan, you may want to look into the dimmable white bulb. Lamps and sconces, on the other hand, look great when adding a hint of color. And with 16 million colors to choose from, the color bulb is excellent.
A quick look around shows that the Treatlife options are a fraction of what it might cost for any other brand. The dimmer switch, for example, is just $20 when Leviton’s alternative is about $45.
Similarly, a 4-pack of Treatlife color bulbs runs $30.59 while a 2-pack of C by GE costs $48.99. That breaks down to $7.65 per bulb versus $24.50 each.