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3 Best Places for a Home Lighting System and Smart LED Light Bulbs
If you're planning to install smart LED light bulbs or a full-blown lighting system, consider highlighting one of these spots.
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 […]Get the Guide
3 Ways to Scare Up Halloween Lighting with the Philips Hue
Philips Hue and cinematographer John W. Rutland have teamed up to create chilling Hue-lloween ideas.
Cinematographer John W. Rutland is no stranger to creating chilling light effects. This Halloween, Philips Hue collaborated with him to bring high-tech horror into your home. With his experience in lighting supernatural horror films like Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (which hits theaters on October 23, 2015), Rutland is an expert on transforming a cozy […]Get the Guide
What Can Your Lights Do? Smart Lighting Makes Everything Better
When I was in a home automation system training class a few years ago I made a joke to friends that we spent four hours learning to turn lights on and then another four hours turning them off. It was a joke, but there’s actually some truth to it, because among the things we practiced […]Get the Guide
Apple Homekit vs Google Brillo and Weave, More Alike Than Not?
In 2014 Apple announced that Homekit was coming to iOS, and predicted that it would enable broader adoption and easier implementation of the Internet of Things in the home—the smart home. Now Google, which already had its hands in the home automation cookie jar (Google owns Nest Labs and Dropcam, and Nest is one of […]Get the Guide
What Are the Best Bargains in Smart LED Light Bulbs?
Wireless LED light bulbs and wireless smart lights are among the easiest lighting control products to install and use in your house. However, with prices like $60 for the popular Philips Hue lights, they’re not cheap. One of the motivations (beside the cool factor) to switch to smart LED light bulbs from boring old dumb […]Get the Guide
Great DIY Home Automation Ideas for Beginners
Smart home systems, or home automation systems, once were expensive luxuries (and professionally installed and custom programed systems still can be), but today many DIY home automation products are actually very practical and reasonably affordable. If you hadn’t thought much about adding smart home devices to your home, here are seven home automation ideas for […]Get the Guide
Smart Light Alternatives: Can These LEDs Outshine Philips Hue Lights?
When Philips launched the original Hue smart light bulbs, they were revolutionary products for several reasons. First, they were LED bulbs at a time when LED was a new thing. Second, they were one of the first smartphone controlled lights for DIY users. Finally, and most importantly, they changed colors. That was the cool part. […]Get the Guide
Hands On: Lowe’s Iris DIY Home Security and Home Automation
If you believe installing your own home security system is too difficult, there’s a good chance that newer systems on the market will prove you wrong. I’ve been using the Iris system by Lowe’s for a few weeks for a new home automation review, and above all what strikes me about this package is how […]Get the Guide
Smart Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Home Automation, Security and Décor
Smart lighting, LED bulbs, wireless light switches… those are all great things for inside the home, but can you do smart lighting outside the home? The answer is, of course, yes. In fact, outdoor lighting control is not much more complicated than indoor lighting control, and often uses exactly the same devices, but if you […]Get the Guide