This weekend’s Bottom Line column:
The Philips Hue doesn’t need anyone to call it the smartest bulb in the room. It already knows.
This Wi-Fi connected LED bulb, controllable and programmable from a smartphone app or website portal, can blink when you receive an email from your semester-abroad daughter, match the color of a room from a photograph, synchronize a multicolored light show with your music, turn on automatically when you enter the room at dusk or turn gray when it starts to rain or blue when UConn (or Yale) wins.
A Hue LED isn’t particularly bright — only 600 lumens, or somewhere between a standard 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulb — but it’s ridiculously smart and an eager learner.