These bulbs look awesome! They aren't real bright but still have nice rich saturated color. They wouldn't light a room unless you use several, but then, you're not buying colored LED lights to work in your office now are you. Each 2 pack comes with a remote. Thankfully, a single remote will operate all the bulbs at once (I have 8). If you wanted different bulbs using different effects, I think you'd have to put them in separate rooms. You'd have to be outta range of the others.
The one thing to make them better would be to make these into a smart bulb that you could control over a WLAN with your phone. Those, of course, would be much pricier. These function great as is, with the remote though.
*Caution on shipping (unrelated to product quality): This shipped direct from vendor and they put these in an unpadded plastic envelope (!??) to ship USPS and one of the 4 packs I ordered was completely mangled in shipping.