I've immersed myself in the smart home tech about a year ago but I approached it rather conservatively. I focused on our use cases--making better/easier the way we do things around the house. Instead of smart bulbs, I used regular LED bulbs for our lamps connected via smart plugs. It's so helpful not having to manually turn on/off lamps one at a time. Creating routines and having Alexa is heaven sent. I find smart bulbs too expensive and cannot wrap my head around having to replace it when it reaches EOL or even worse, breaks down prematurely. Perhaps, I may consider using these mainstream when prices goes down and quality goes up. For now, I will be installing a smart bulb in my office desk lamp. It would be very nice to control light temperature and brightness depending on time of day and what I am doing. I see my smart home project being a constant work in progress. It's been one pet project at a time. Works for us.