Philips Hue is expensive, and the Lily Spotlight is no different. When I was thinking about buying spotlights for my pathway, the Hue lights were way out of my budget. However, I couldn’t part with all the features Lily offer, like creating lighting scenes.
In addition, it is easy to make personal settings such as color and brightness to match what is going on around you. Each scene is created based on ZigBee wireless technology when you connect your lights to the Hue Bridge. If you don’t already have the bridge, you’ll need to spend an additional $50.
The Hue Lily Spot lights also includes:
- Dusk to Dawn.
- Low voltage safe to install outdoors.
- Voice commands, etc.
It’s an overall great product — I couldn’t afford it. Hence the reason for this post, I came up with the idea when I was looking for Lily Spotlight alternatives, and I found a few that weren’t as advanced as Hue but were good for the price. When doing my research for Hue alternatives, I always have a hard time finding products that are similar or even better.
As a result, I have to commend the company for providing quality products that always take home automation to the next level. For the people who can’t splurge on expensive products whenever they need new fixtures, I found three at an affordable price.
VivaColor Smart Spotlight
It’s not as amazing as the Lily, but the colors are bright, and there are 16million to choose from. If color changing is the reason you are looking at the Hue, then this will suffice. The Vivacolor also has Bluetooth that can connect to your phone and tablet to adjust colors without a remote.
The automatic timers are great for people who forget to turn the lights off during the day (that’s me). If you don’t like these spotlights, you can return them and get your money back before the 30 days are up, and there is a 24-month warranty. That being said, the package includes four lights for half the price of the Hue. However, some customers were not happy with the quality of the lights and claim; it was not bright enough.
Overall, the Vivacolor is an excellent, cheaper alternative to the Hue Lily Spotlight, and you’d be missing out if it wasn’t one of your top picks.
MustWin Smart Landscape Lights
What is your favorite feature of the Hue? Is it the sleek color changes, the compatibility with most third-party devices, or the easy-to-use app? If it’s those three options, then the MustWin Outdoor Smart Lights satisfy most aspects of your Hue addiction. With voice command capabilities, you can use Alexa or Google Assistant to control your lights and make them brighter.
Plus, the Smart Life App makes it easy for you to manage all of this from any device. Then there’s the memory function, which means you don’t have to reset the lights when they’re turned on or off.
The MustWin also comes with Bluetooth Mesh and energy-saving, which is like the Hue. The mesh networking is a great thing as it allows you to piggyback other bulbs to ensure a powerful signal. Similar to the Hue, you can control over 50 bulbs and don’t need a bridge – cool, right?
My only concern was the price as it’s a bit on the expensive side, but if you only need three fixtures, then it’s a great deal.
Autai Led Landscape Lighting
My final choice is the Autai Led smart spotlight, which lacks half the features of the Hue but is an affordable and durable option. Here’s what you get when you purchased this product: four landscape lights controlled by a smartphone app that can create a romantic atmosphere with built-in microphones. These landscape RGB LED light has 16 million colors that dance to the music beat or your voice for the perfect party atmosphere.
Autai LED Landscape Lights are so confident in the quality of their products that they offer a 90-day return policy, so you don’t have to worry. If something goes wrong with these lights within this period, or if they don’t meet your expectations, all it takes is an email within 24 hours. Other features include memory functions, water-resistant and Bluetooth.
When you can’t afford something you want, it can be stressful, but the good news is that you can find alternatives to it. Most Philip Hue lights are dependable and expensive, and they are well worth the price. Thus, a perfect alternative is the Mustwin, as it is the closest to Lily Spotlight and affordable.