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Lutron is a great comprehensive home lighting set, in part thanks to Apple HomeKit integration. By itself, the smart lighting system includes dimmer switches, a remote, and a smart bridge that allows you to control everything from an iOS app. No smart bulbs included, because none are needed — the system works with any bulb, LED, halogen, or incandescent. We love it because you can control home lighting for your phone or using a wall switch (options are always good), but HomeKit integration makes a good thing better. Now, you can use Siri on your phone to dim or turn on/off lights in any room in the house with voice commands. You can get the starter kit from the Apple store for $230, which includes a smart bridge, two remotes, and two dimmer switches. Besides HomeKit integration, you can expect Nest and Honeywell thermostat integration, as well.
Why We Like It: Apple HomeKit integration means you can use Siri to control your lights. Works with most bulbs and lights.
Where It Needs Improvements: None.