Lifx has just announced five new products that join the company's burgeoning ranks of smart lighting gadgets. The additions include a new Edison bulb-style filament smart light, a minimalist 4-way smart switch, and new kits to add backlighting to your TV or monitor. A redesigned Lifx app is also in the works. Read More
Multi-colored smart bulbs aren't just able to change the atmosphere of any room with a tap; they're oftentimes more energy efficient and far more convenient to use than their non-connected cousins. If you're in the market for some serious Wi-Fi-enabled LED bulbs, you're going to want to check out this early Black Friday deal. From now through December 2nd, you can save up to 43% on these smart bulb bundles by LIFX: Read More
Smart lights are an easy way to get into the world of smart home devices. They require minimal setup, are easy to control with voice assistants, and the benefits are clear. LIFX has emerged as one of the leading names in smart lighting, with bulbs that connect directly to WiFi without the need for a bulky hub. A four-pack of the company's mini-sized Day and Dusk LED bulbs is currently on sale for only $60, which is a savings of $50 from their list price of $110. Read More
For years we've dreamed of the smart home, but when we anticipated it, we didn't really picture a dozen hubs littered all over our house that do nothing but control only one type of device. Sadly, that's the truth we've come to. But Google seems to be taking the first steps to remedy this situation, starting with opening local control of smart devices to all developers and smart home manufacturers. Read More
Smart lights are often cited as the first product you get for any smart home. They're easy to install and set up, and they're convenient to have whether you just want to automate your lighting, control it via voice commands, or use it to pretend someone is home when you're away. If you haven't started building your smart home yet or if you're looking for extra lights to brighten up your rooms, there's a secret deal on LIFX bulbs today that can save you up to $120. Read More
There are a lot of good options for hub-free smart lighting solutions today. Earlier, we shared a deal on TP-Link smart bulbs, but if you're looking for a more vibrant option, LIFX's full-color bulbs are on sale for $156.78 for a four-pack — almost 40 bucks off their normal price tag of $195.96. Read More
Arlo is at CES 2019 with a few interesting announcements. The security camera maker is expanding its portfolio with more integrations and a new security system. Read More
We here are at AP pretty into smart lighting. Lights turning on and off automatically when they need to without you having to do anything is just one of those neat little future conveniences. Smart LED strips are a novel approach, and you can currently nab LIFX's smart LED starter kit for $69.99 — the lowest price we've ever seen it. Read More
When my husband and I began designing our new apartment about a year ago, one of the first things I wanted to account for was smart lights. I love well-lit environments and the idea of having lights turn on and off automatically in the different rooms was appealing. I thought it'd be easy to find a smart lighting solution for the entire house, but my search eventually hit so many walls I'm surprised I didn't completely give up after the 10th week of frantic Googling and pointless research.
There were so many things to account for: 220V electricity in Lebanon, different size of wall switch and box compared to US, 908.4 MHz Z-Wave on my smart hub (US frequency), compatibility with SmartThings and Google Home, I didn't want an additional hub hanging off my router, and best of all: super frequent electricity cuts and blackouts. Read More
One of the biggest trends in consumer technology over the last few years has been the rise of the smart home. The number of different device categories that now make up the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) has grown immensely, with connected appliances now found in many households across the US and beyond.
The smart home was once an expensive hobby for tech-fiends only but has now become an affordable aspiration for normal people. You can get started for less than $30 these days, with some lights or a smart switch that can connect to your Wi-Fi network and be controlled with your phone. Read More