Wi-fi and Zigbee
A frequently used solution for smart lighting systems is wi-fi. You have almost everywhere access to wi-fi. With a wi-fi-connection all your devices are connected with a central point and you can control these devices with your smartphone. A disadvantage is the possible slowdown that could happen when there are too many connected devices on the same line.
Just as wi-fi, Zigbee uses a central point to make a connection. The advantage of Zigbee comparing to wi-fi is that the devices aren’t only connected with the central hub but also with each other. The devices can now also communicate amongst itself. However, to make use of your smartphone to manage and control the light, you need next to the Zigbee-hub also a wi-fi connection.