Home lighting automation systems include smart lighting, wireless LED blubs, wireless light switches and dimmers and smart phone apps for whole-house smart lighting. Ambient sunlight can also be managed and integrated into a smart home lighting automation system with motorized shades and motorized blinds.

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Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Can Be Bent, Cut & Stretched

Rachel Cericola
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus

Sometimes you can’t squeeze lights exactly where you want them—especially smart lights. The latest in the Philips Hue lineup should easily solve that problem. It can even make that area a standout one.

The Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus is a new connected lighting solution that’s more versatile than most. That’s because it has a flexible design,

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Ion Audio Brightens the Smart Bulb Market with Sound Shine

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Ion Audio Sound Shine LED light bulbs

Want to brighten up that living room or home office? There are plenty of smart LED light bulbs currently available. However, if you want something that will truly transform those surroundings, take a peek at Ion Audio’s Sound Shine.

The Sound Shine is a product that combines a smart bulb with a wireless speaker. That means

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Astro Twist Packs AirPlay Speaker into a Smart Bulb

Rachel Cericola
Astro Twist LED light bulbs

A while back, we had talked up four products that combine LED light bulbs with the ability to play audio. Now, there’s a new interesting option for that category. Say “hello” to the Astro Twist.

What sets the Twist apart is that all of those other smart bulb products use Bluetooth. The Twist does support that

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Clare Controls Packs Z-Wave into ClareVue Lighting

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ClareVue Z-Wave Light Switch & Lighting

When it comes to the Electronic House, lighting is an absolute must. There are many WiFi, Bluetooth and Z-Wave light switch options and bulbs currently on the market. However, not all of those solutions will feed your needs or your budget. Clare Controls is looking to satisfy both with ClareVue.

The ClareVue lighting line was designed

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Osram LED Bulbs Work with the Wink Platform

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Osram LED Bulbs Work with the Wink Platform

A lot of people want to know what’s going on with Wink, the simple, affordable smart home platform. Despite uncertainties, the company is still making friends.

Osram LED just started integrating the Lightify option with Wink. More specifically, Osram LED Lightify Tunable White bulbs can now sync with the Wink Hub on your home’s WiFi network.

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DIY or Professional Lighting Control: 5 Tips to Help You Choose

Lutron Dimmer App for home lighting control

Automating your home’s lights is one of this year’s biggest home technology trends. Every week there are new launches for individual products or whole house lighting systems designed to make it easier to operate and customize your home’s lighting.

Once you’ve deciding that automated lighting control is something you want for your home, the next decision

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3 Best Places for Home Lighting and Smart LED Light Bulbs

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3 Best Ideas for Home Lighting and Smart LED Light Bulbs

Fans of the Electronic House know how important home lighting can be. Still wondering what’s so great about flipping the lights on and off?

These days, installing a lighting system can be insanely easy—and pretty high-tech, too. Whether you’re opting for a full-blown lighting system or sprinkling smart LED light bulbs throughout the house, there are plenty of product

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ilumi Smart LED Light Bulbs Backed by Mark Cuban

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ilumi Smart LED Light Bulbs Backed by Mark Cuban

We’re seeing a ton of smart LED light bulbs out there. Some use WiFi, some work with Bluetooth, and some light up through the power of Z-Wave. How does a company compete? By making those smart bulbs a little better.

That’s the idea behind Smartbulb LED light bulbs. These are ilumi’s second-generation Smartbulbs, which will soon be available in two

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4 Cool Things You Can Do with Philips Hue Lights

Philips Hue lights

Now that Philips Hue lights have finally added a portable product (the Hue Go), there’s hardly anything you can’t do with them. From the basic original Hue LED smart bulbs, to the light strip, and lamp-like things, the Hue Beyond, the company has covered most of the lighting device categories, and invented a few as

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Home Lighting 101: How to Add Lighting Control to Your Home

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Want to freshen up the appearance of your house, enjoy greater convenience and save some energy to boot? Then you should look into a lighting control system.

A lighting control system can automatically dim your lights, enact preset “scenes” so only the fixtures you need come on, automatically turn on and off lights so you don’t

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