I started automating my house a couple months ago and began with 2 Philips Hue White lights in my living room. I absolutely love these! I replaced incandescent bulbs with these and what a difference in light quality they have made! These are very simple to get started with either the Hue Hub or Smartthings Hub (sold separately). Once they are connected to the same network as your Alexa, it's as simple as following the instructions on your phone. I have these (along with the other Hue Bulbs I have) set to different scenes and timers throughout the house, pending on time of day, leaving or coming home, bedtime, waking up and more. These, in my opinion, are a great way to simplify life and have a bulb that I probably will never have to replace.