Got one from the tat truck and free popcorn :) They must be loosing money on this - surprised if they sold double figures of the bulb when I collected it.
Hallway lights with motion sensor (hue) most simple thing but awesome (after perusing the misses not to touch the switch) day and night they are the brightness I want :) The other lights are best for when I am on holiday or want a bit of light with Alexa's help... i Just ignore the money I spent as it added up slowly lol
It's like all conveniences, they don't sound so great until you have them and wouldn't want to go back. "Why would I need the air conditioning when I could open a window to get proper fresh air!" Personally smart bulbs (at 10 quid a pop, no hub, xiaomi yeelights) added timers so the lights now switch off at 11 without me thinking about it, they also come up slowly in the mornings to wake me up. They turn off when I leave for work. Nothing too amazing so far. It was when I added a Google Home to the mix that they became really useful. A hands-free interface for the lights so when you've just sat down to watch a movie with your other half and you've accidentally left the lights on you can turn off the lights without getting up.
I intend to revisit it in future but with smart-switches rather than smart-bulbs so it's backwards compatible with old-habits. I wouldn't go for these as they're not apple-homekit compatible afaik, I was just talking about smart-lights in general. :)
However, you're not being open minded, to the fact other people find them useful, at all. Most have attempted to explain their situation and you still persist and therefore come across as wanting to pick a fight (or trolling), whereas if you had accepted that some find benefit and then replied "thanks, but I still don't see a use for me", then fine. Your counter arguments about "surely any motion activated light does exactly the same" or "buy a cheap remote controlled light switch" still involve some expense and potential wiring that not everyone is comfortable with, plus this can combine those features for a start, along with the convenience of an app and syncing with existing IFTTT services etc. Likewise, where you questioned why you wanted a light on when you're not in, well plenty of people leave a light on when out for security, or use a lamp with a timer, so this is another pretty obvious benefit that further questioned your intentions. If you think I am being defensive, then fine, but I actually don't have this product myself, but am interested and thinking it could be potentially useful, at the right price.