My LED bulbs all put out nice, pleasant light.
The old ones cost $1 to buy and $20 to operate for the year they operated. The new ones (not Hue) cost $5 to buy but last 5 times as long and use only $1 of electricity per year.
The new ones screwed into standard sockets, the new ones do too. I use the same dimmer switches and regular switches, no new rules to learn.
None of mine need software but you are welcome to buy some that do.
Now head back outside and tell the kids to stay off your lawn.