Smart lighting seems to have hit its stride in the consumer marketplace. A few years ago, you might be hard-pressed to find many households that had made the switch from incandescent to LED bulbs, much less household that had incorporated light bulbs with built-in smarts. But according to a new nationwide study, thee Sylvania Sockey […]Get the Guide
21 Tips for LED Lighting in Your Home
By now, you’ve heard all about the energy-savings benefits of switching from incandescent to LED light bulbs. But there are other reasons to adopt LED lighting. LED lights produce less heat, come in a variety of decorator styles, and can produce eye-pleasing lighting effects. The following tips and slideshow, courtesy of HD Supply, an online […]Get the Guide
Smart Light Bulbs for a Higher Household IQ
Homeowners are embracing new smart home products at an impressive pace. At the same time, the cost of energy continues to grow. This means that conscientious choices about the devices and systems you integrate into your everyday life are some of the most important ones you’ll make. The use of lighting has always been an […]Get the Guide
Saving Energy, Room by Room
How to save on energy and still have great looking digs.
As more homeowners are discovering, saving energy in your home doesn’t require sacrifice. You can actually add to the look and appeal of your house with energy-saving systems—while pocketing some extra cash to spend on great-looking designer wares. Whether you choose easily retrofitted products or more elaborate systems, efficiency technologies are trending. They may not […]Get the Guide
Home Automation Roundup
Your smart home starts with a good list of home automation options
One of the biggest challenges of adding technology to a home is finding and comparing the many options available. You can scour the Internet for hours and still leave scratching your head. While the selection of home automation systems may not be as immense as stereo speakers or smart TVs, it’s still impressive … and […]Get the Guide
19 Sexy Speakers for Home Stereo or Home Theater Systems
We take a sneak peek at some of the sexiest innovative speakers in home audio -- and a few of them are actually affordable!
Some of the sounds and fashions of the ‘70s are timeless. However, when it comes to ‘70s looking home stereo systems, that fad is as dead as disco. We love that some audio systems manufacturers are happy making perfect speakers in perfectly square (and rectangular) shapes. However, there are plenty looking to go outside of […]Get the Guide
Marvelous Media Room Illumination
It’s only fitting for the room with the most drama to have the most dramatic lighting. If you want your media room to be a true home theater, expert lighting design is key to creating atmosphere, illuminating the way, and enhancing the overall movie experience. A home theater presentation involves choreographed technology, in which lighting […]Get the Guide
DIY or Professional Lighting Control: 5 Tips to Help You Choose
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 […]Get the Guide
Luzi Smart Lights Wind You Down While Powering Up Portables
These all-in-one smart lights boast a patented sleep system inside a sleek design.
These all-in-one smart lights boast a patented sleep system inside a sleek design.Get the Guide
A New Wave in Efficient LED Lighting
If you’re like many people, you want your home to be well-lit and bright. Lighting can be a big energy-user, however. The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that a home’s lights consume up to 14 percent of residential electricity usage. Needless to say, energy use can add up quickly […]Get the Guide