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The smart light bulb problem no one is talking about

The smart light bulb problem no one is talking about

Kitting out my new house with smart home gadgets has been a blast coming from the rigid confines of a rented apartment. But one particular issue affecting the simplest of all smart home hardware is driving me a little nuts. I was actually a little shocked to see it hasn't been talked about more, and while I wrestle with trying to get hardware that behaves a little better, I'd like to rant for the public record about how inconsistent smart bulbs are.

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Get Lenovo's Smart Clock Essential and four C by GE smart bulbs for just $30 ($65 off)

Get Lenovo's Smart Clock Essential and four C by GE smart bulbs for just $30 ($65 off)

Looking to start your smart home project, but working on a tight budget? Best Buy has you covered with a pretty incredible bundle deal it has going right now: a Lenovo Smart Clock Essential, plus four C by GE smart bulbs, for just $29.99 — that's a savings of a whopping $65 off MSRP.

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C by GE gets a (badly needed) new name, expands from smart bulbs to other home products

C by GE gets a (badly needed) new name, expands from smart bulbs to other home products

The clunkiest-sounding brand in smart home lighting is turning the page on the calendar and taking a new name. General Electric's lighting division was sold off to Savant Systems in July. With a change in ownership comes the demise of C by GE and the rise of Cync — yes, like "synchronization" — along with an expanded product catalogue for 2021.

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Get a set of four C by GE smart bulbs plus a smart plug for just $20 from Best Buy ($30 off)

Get a set of four C by GE smart bulbs plus a smart plug for just $20 from Best Buy ($30 off)

Smart homes are super cool and really handy, but they can also be expensive to set up. Thankfully, that's not always the case. Best Buy is currently offering a big discount on a pack of four C by GE smart light bulbs and a smart plug, too. Normally priced at $49.99, this bundle is just $19.99 right now — a full $30 in savings.

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Brighten up your day with two colorful C by GE smart bulbs for $20 ($25 off)

Brighten up your day with two colorful C by GE smart bulbs for $20 ($25 off)

Smart lights are a key part of a connected home. From voice control, to custom scheduling, to turning your bedroom into a disco party, they make mundane tasks more fun. Right now, Best Buy is offering a two-pack of full color smart bulbs for just $19.99, a full $25 off — and you don't even need a hub to take advantage of their smart features.

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

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

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)

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)

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

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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