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Best smart lights for Apple HomeKit

You're all-in with Apple, and you want the best smart lights available. Here are our top picks for HomeKit-compatible smart lights.
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Best Prime Day Philips Hue Deals for October 2022

We've got all of the best Prime Day Philips Hue deals to shop today since Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is almost over. Hurry, today is the last day!
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Roku gets into the smart home business with Wyze and Walmart

Roku has teamed up with smart home device manufacturer Wyze for a line of cameras and lights — and we've got full pricing and details.
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Forget Philips Hue: this smart LED strip is a fraction of the price

If you're ready to make the switch to smart home lighting, this deal on LED light strips is a can't-miss.
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IFTTT routines for fall

As the days get shorter and the weather becomes less predictable, use IFTTT to alert you to important news and to make your routines easier.
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Best IFTTT Applets

Wish your smart home devices talked to each other better? IFTTT can help. Here's what to know about automating your life easily and the applets to help.
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TP Link launches budget-friendly smart light strips

TP-Link has announced four new smart light products, three of which are LED strips and one that's a multicolored smart bulb. Here's a closer look at all four.
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How to use smart ambient lighting

You don't need down lights, overhead lamps, and glaring bulbs. Ambient lighting is the warmer, more colorful way to paint a room. Here's how to get started.
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Best smart ambient lighting by room

Trying to make your home more comfortable and relaxing? Smart lighting can help! Here's what to add in every room.
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How to automatically light up a room when you enter

Smart lights can figure out when you're getting close and automatically turn on. Learn how to make this feature work for you.
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Govee Glide Hexa Pro review – fun lighting with few hiccups

The Govee Glide Hexa Pro light panels deliver a colorful splash to your living spaces. There are still a few bugs to squash, but they're still a great addition.
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Nanoleaf Shapes review: a decade in the making

Nanoleaf is shipping a special version of its Shapes tiles to mark its 10-year anniversary. Let's see what all that experience adds up to.
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How to position outdoor lights

Having great lights for your front yard and patio is one thing, but positioning them for maximum coverage is another. Here are some helpful tips.
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How to build a smart apartment

Putting together a smart apartment requires a bit of research, but it's not as challenging as you'd think. Here's what you need to know.
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How smart tech can improve your 4th of July BBQ

Want to one-up your family members' 4th of July barbecues? Let smart home tech help you show your patriotism.
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Philips unveils new Hue Go lamp, Tap switch, and app upgrades

The Philips Hue family is expanding with a batch of upgraded products. A new portable lamp, updated physical switch, and downlights are among the announcements.

7 smart outdoor tech gadgets for creating a backyard oasis

The outdoor life is for unplugging -- or is it? These smart gadgets can improve your outdoor enjoyment.
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GE Cync smart lighting review: A worthy Philips Hue competitor

Smart lighting is the easiest way to start a smart home, but many fear it's complicated. We go hands-on with GE Cync to see how it stacks up.
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How do the Nanoleaf Lines hold up after six months?

After six months of daily use, the Nanoleaf Lines are still a solid investment in dynamic home lighting.
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Nanoleaf and Secretlab team on a new smart light strip

Nanoleaf and Secretlab partner together to create the MAGRGB light strip specifically for the Magnus metal desk.
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How to dispose of light bulbs

Are you throwing your old light bulbs in the trash? You may want to rethink that strategy. Read our guide on how to deal with various types of light bulbs.
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Twinkly Dots review: Nice to look at, but nothing new

The Twinkly Dots have a unique design and look nice when set up, but don't bring new functionality to the table.
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How to change your smart light colors

One of the greatest features of smart lights is being able to change them to all sorts of colors. Here's how you do it.
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Illuminate your home and party with Vont’s Smart LED Strip Lights

Grab Vont's Smart LED Light Strips at a steep discount and illuminate your home in vibrant colors and music-reactive lights!
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Tuya Ambient Light Bar review: Functional but not secure

These inexpensive Tuya Ambient Light Bars do the job, but a lack of brand recognition shakes confidence.
Google's dLight smart lamp.

The stylish Google smart lamp that you’ll (probably) never own

Google has made a stylish smart lamp called “dLight,” but you’ll have to be an employee of the web giant to have a chance of owning it.
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Best portable smart lights

Take your smart lights with you using these portable options. Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and battery power, these smart lights go where you go.
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How smart lighting affects your health

Learn how smart lighting affects your eyesight, sleep schedule, and mood.
The Philips Hue Inara brings smart lighting to the outdoors.

Philips Hue expands smart lighting to the great outdoors

Philips Hue announces its new additions to its outdoor light line: The Lucca, Inara, and Resonate wall lights.
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Get affordable smart lighting coverage for your entire home, thanks to Vont

Installing smart lights or smart bulbs in your home doesn't have to expensive. Vont offers incredibly useful and affordable smart bulbs. Learn more here!
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How to sync smart lights with your TV

Did you know your smart lights can reflect the colors and action of your favorite movies and TV shows? Here's how to set it up.
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The best smart lights of CES 2022

If you've been wading through all of the CES 2022 news to find the best in lights, take a gander at what we've rounded up.
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Govee gets into cubism with new light panels

Govee is expanding its Hexa smart light panels with a new version that makes them look like cubes.
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Twinkly’s new Dots LED string lights play nice with Razer Chroma

Gaming nd smart home fans alike will want to check out Twinkly Dots. They support Razer Chroma, the Omen Gaming Hub, and USB power.