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Philips Hue Single Premium Downlight and LightStrip Plus Extension hit all-time lows at Amazon

There are a lot of cheaper so-called "smart" light bulbs out there, but Philips Hue has held its reputation as one of the better, higher-end choices. Unfortunately, that's also kept its prices comparatively high. So whether you've been looking to jump into the ecosystem or just add a few more lights to your already kitted-out pad, we've spotted some sizable discounts for Hue lights, including a few all-time lows.

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Nanoleaf challenger LaMetric Sky is colorful, compact, and can display live data

Over the past few years, Nanoleaf has become the go-to source for a very particular kind of home decor: wall-mounted LED smart lights. It was only a matter of time before that industry started getting more crowded though, and thus we now have LaMetric Sky, a smaller version of Nanoleaf that differentiates itself by broadcasting information including social media counts, sales figures, and the weather.

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Nanoleaf Canvas review: The funkiest smart lights get cooler, better

Over the past couple of years, Nanoleaf has made a name for itself as the brand for cool, funky, unusual, and colorful smart lights. I dubbed its Aurora panels "the coolest and most extravagant smart lights you can own" when I reviewed them, and they're still just as awesome as they were back in 2017. But you can't sit still while the world moves on, so Nanoleaf is back again with the Canvas.

Square tiles with multiple connection points replace the triangle ones, but the real advantage is in the touch reactivity and built-in Rhythm mode that follows your music.

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C by GE announces new Made for Google color bulbs and accessories

C by GE already makes white, dimmable smart lights designed specifically to work with Google Home — there's even a starter kit with a Home Mini — but now the company is adding a full-color LEDs to the range, along with some additional smart products.

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The LIFX Z smart LED strip starter kit is at an all-time low of $70

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.

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Today only, grab a Wemo Wi-Fi light switch for $28 ($22 off) on Amazon

Smart lighting may seem frivolous (and it totally is), but once you use it for a while, you start to see the benefit. An inexpensive way to try it out is with a smart light switch, and right now, Wemo's Wi-Fi-enabled switch is just $27.99 on Amazon, $22 off its normal $49.99 price.

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Certified refurbished Philips Hue products are up to 38 percent off today on Amazon

Hue lights can be pricey, but buying refurbished is a good way to save some cash, especially when additional discounts are available. And wouldn't you know it, additional discounts are available today! Amazon has a number of Hue bulbs and package deals on sale for up to 38 percent off.

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Google Home now understands room context, only adjusts nearby lights

Controlling smart home devices by voice can feel almost like magic. If you've got a Google Home and compatible connected lights, all you have to do is ask, and bam, illumination. Up until recently, any command involving smart lights translated to "do this to every light in the house;" not particularly intuitive. But lately, such commands have started applying to only the lights in the room you're currently in.

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IFTTT adds 10 new channels for Sengled, Linn, Securmate, PG&E, and more

IFTTT (if this, then that) is an expansive, free automation platform that helps users connect apps, services, and devices. The possibilities are aplenty, and now there are 10 new channels open for use. Most are related to controlling and setting triggers for smart lighting, security, and energy systems at home.

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[Update: Resolved] Problems with your Philips Hue? Widespread outages reported

According to recent reports, those of you with Philips Hue bulbs equipped at home may be running into a few problems today. The company has acknowledged an outage related to remote connectivity, including out of home and voice controls. Local controls are unaffected.

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