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Philips Hue reveals new and updated bulbs, revamped Iris table lamp, and a lightstrip for your TV

Remote IFA festivities today continue, as Philips Hue has announced a handful of new and updated products in its smart home lighting lineup, including a new lightstrip for your TV and the revamped return of the Iris table lamp. On top of that, folks in the August and Nest smart lock ecosystem can look forward to deeper integrations between the two systems starting soon.

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Wiz, Philips Hue's sister company, announces remote and motion sensor for its Wi-Fi lights


Smart bulbs can be divided into two main categories: the ones that connect to your router using Wi-Fi, or those that require an intermediary bridge. Others also use Bluetooth, but they're usually less convenient, as they're not directly connected to the Internet. With the acquisition of WiZ, Signify, the company behind Philips Hue lights, has taken a smart approach, as it's present in the three aforementioned categories. With this in mind, it's just announced a new remote control and a motion sensor for its Wi-Fi lights, following in Hue's footsteps.

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Get cozy with a Home Mini and two Made For Google smart bulbs for $29 ($39 off)

Winter is here in the northern hemisphere and you might be looking for ways to cozy up your home. Smart lighting can certainly brighten things up, but the price to get started sometimes feels prohibitive. Luckily enough, you can grab a Google Smart Light Starter Kit, as well as an additional GE C-Life smart bulb, for just $29 ($39 off) at Kohls.

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Save up to 43% on these LIFX smart light bundles, available now through Cyber Monday (Update: More products)

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:

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Save up to 25% on select TP-Link Kasa smart home accessories right now on Amazon

These days, just about any "dumb" product in your home – be it a bedside clock, front doorbell, and even your window drapes – can be transformed into an intelligent one. All you need are the right connected accessories, and controlling your various appliances are simply a tap away. Right now on Amazon, you can save up to 25% on a wide range of smart home upgrades from TP-Link, including wall plugs, lightbulbs, outdoor outlets, and even security cameras for both inside and outside your home.

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Google Home app now has seamless setup for more smart lights

Configuring smart home devices can be a royal pain, and adding them to Google Assistant can be yet another hurdle. Google streamlined the process with the C by GE smart bulbs, and now that same setup process appears to be live for more smart bulbs, including Philips Hue and Sylvania Smart+. It won't work for all the bulbs sold under those brands, though.

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Philips announces new Hue devices including filament bulbs, a smart plug, and more

For years, Philips seemed content to just refresh its lineup of existing smart bulbs, but it's been getting fancier recently. There are more bulb styles than ever before, and it's finally added Bluetooth to the mix. At IFA, Philips has revealed a raft of new smart lighting products including bulbs, buttons, and its first smart plug.

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Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit with hub and three bulbs down to $100 ($60 off)

Philips Hue lights are known for their reliability, ease of use, and compatibility with third-party services. Unfortunately, they tend to be quite pricey, especially if you don't have a Hue hub already. Thankfully, the Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit has dropped to $100 on Amazon, which is $60 off its regular price.

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Philips unveils a new range of Wi-Fi bulbs that forgo the Hue Bridge

Back in June, Philips introduced a new range of bulbs that worked without the need for a hub. Although these connect to your phone directly through Bluetooth, they lack direct Internet access if you don't buy the Hue bridge. The company is looking at fixing this drawback with the release of a new lineup that operates directly over Wi-Fi and forgoes the need for a hub.

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Philips introduces new Bluetooth Hue bulbs that work without a hub

Hue products are known for their reliability, ease of use, and integration with third-party solutions. However, they typically require a Zigbee hub to function, which makes a Hue setup quite pricey if you're only looking at buying a couple of bulbs. The competition has long offered lights that connect directly to a Wi-Fi router or your phone over Bluetooth, and Philips is finally giving in by announcing a range of bulbs that don't need a hub to function — even though they can also work with one.

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