The New ilumi is a better smart bulb because it uses Bluetooth technology to communicate instead of wi-fi. This may seem like a turn off to some – but sometimes less is more. Simplicity might prevail in this case and you’re only going to use these smart bulbs when you’re home anyways. What if youre away from home? These bulbs have built-in clock and real-time memory which will minimize the need to connect to your bulbs while you’re away from home!
I highly recommend reading “5 Reasons Why Your Next Light Bulb Should Be A Smart Bulb” in case you are wondering if you need/want to use smart bulbs or not.