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Tapo C320WS security camera mounted outdoors with lights on.

TP-Link enters U.S. smart home market with salvo of devices

TP-Link's Tapo brand is bringing smart cameras, sensors, lights, and plugs to American shores this year.
The Adobe Wireless Video Doorbell beside its speaker.

Abode expands line of smart home devices with doorbell, light bulbs at CES 2022

Abode has announced a new wireless video doorbell and color LED light bulb at CES 2022.
GE Cync lights set up in gaming room.

GE expands Cync smart light lineup, adds climate control, camera

Cync by GE Lighting is expanding from a smart lighting brand to a whole-home ecosystem with some new additions.
Sengled health monitoring bulb

This light bulb can track your sleep and monitor your heart rate from afar

At CES 2022, Sengled debuted a new light bulb that can track sleep and heart rate with a clever application of radar and IoT technologies.
LG ThinQ app controlling an oven.

Does that appliance need an app? I don’t think so

Do mobile apps really make our home appliances smarter? Manufacturers say yes, but we beg to differ.
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Why smart lights are the perfect entry point to the smart home

Start building your smart home on the right foot. Smart lights are painless, easy to set up, and highly affordable.
Philips Hue and Spotify

How to sync smart lights to music

Get the party started with smart lights that sync to your music, be it streaming on Spotify or stored locally. Learn how to do it and which lights to use.
The Govee Immersion Kit enhances on-screen content.

Govee Immersion Kit review: Making TV watching a more colorful experience

The Govee Immersion Kit extends the colors of your TV screen to the wall around it, drawing you deeper into anything you watch.
Ring Smart Bulb being installed in light fixture.

Smart bulb technology, installation, and setup guide

Setting up smart bulbs is easy with these simple steps for Philips Hue, Lifx, Nanoleaf, and Wyze smart light bulbs. This guide has everything you need to know.
The GE C-Start Smart Switch near a home's front door.

Guide to the best automated smart light switch timers

Manage your home lighting with schedules thanks to smart light timers. Learn about the best timers available and how they work.
Ring Smart Bulb being installed in light fixture.

Can smart lights help with seasonal affective disorder?

Seasonal affective disorder can really bring you down in the winter. Smart lights can help fight the symptoms but aren't a substitute for proper light therapy.
A person reading next to smart light bulb.

The best LED light bulbs for 2022

LED bulbs are an affordable and practical way to light your home, and they keep getting better. Here are our picks for the best LED light bulbs on the market.
A person using a smart light switch.

How to install a smart light switch

If you know the steps, installing a smart light switch is a relatively painless process. Check out our complete guide on how to install a smart light switch.
Google Home Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

The best Google Home routines and how to use them

Google Home routines can help automate your life and save time by doing multiple things at once. Here are some of the best routines we've found.
Wyze Cam Floodlight on the corner of a brick house.

Smart lighting for safety and security

Smart security lights can help secure your home's perimeter. Find out how motion sensing and mobile alerts can provide greater peace of mind.
Philips Hue Appear Outdoor smart light.

Smart lighting voice control guide

Having voice-activated lights is one of the hallmarks of a truly modern home. Learn the ins and outs of how it works here and how to use Philips Hue lights.
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How to control your Christmas lights with voice commands

The holidays are rapidly approaching! Setting up holiday lights is tricky, learn how to use Christmas smart lights to control them with voice assistants.
Christmas tree with presents.

Your Christmas tree might be bright, but here’s how to make it smart

Making a smart Christmas tree is easier than you think with the right products and apps. Here's how to set schedules, control colors, sync to music, and more!
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How long does smart lighting last?

Smart light bulbs are a big investment. Do they last long enough to be worth the cost? Let's dig into the issues.
Ambient lighting in a bedroom with the Philips Hue lighstrip.

This Philips Hue Lightstrip Starter Kit just got a huge discount for Black Friday

This Philips Hue Lightstrip Starter Kit is perfect for those looking to spruce up their house with smart and vibrant lighting -- at a massive sale of $41 off!
Woman having glass of wine with Govee Smart LED light bulb on.

Smart light bulbs vs. smart switches: The pros and cons

How do you decide between updating your home with smart light bulbs or just updating to smart light switches? Here's what you need to know to decide.
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Top 5 benefits of smart lighting

Smart lighting systems offer a lot of advantages, but are they worth the investment? We take a deep dive into the many benefits of smart lighting solutions.
Wyze Bulb Color Wyze app.

How do smart lights work?

There's a lot going on inside a smart light bulb. We're going to dig into the science of LEDs, the wireless protocols used, and the wide range of designs.
Ring Smart Bulb being installed in light fixture.

Do smart lights save money?

If you're looking to save money on your electric bill, try upgrading your lights. We're run through the best energy-saving light bulbs.
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Guide to smart light switches

Add intelligence to your lamps with a smart light switch! By swapping out your old switches, you can command home lighting from your phone or with your voice.
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How to use motion sensors for smart lights outdoors

Outdoor light motion sensors can add a healthy level of security to your home. Here's how to set them up.
Philips Hue sync box.

Smart light bulb buying guide

Let us help you navigate the waters of smart light bulb shopping. Which is the best smart bulb? How expensive are they? What can you even do with them?
Govee Neon Rope Light

Govee Neon Rope Light review: Colorful spaghetti noodles for your wall

The Govee Neon Rope Light is a flexible, colorful light strip that can be used to spell out letters or create light-up patterns on your wall.
Laptop on Amazon surrounded by boxes of tech gear.

Even more Amazon Black Friday deals just dropped — what to buy

We're looking at awesome Amazon Black Friday deals on tablets, wireless headphones, smart-home assistants, and more.
The Philips Hue app.

How to use Philips Hue lights with geofencing

Philips Hue's app now allows you to use your exact location to turn lights on or off automatically when you arrive or leave home. Here's how to do it.
Woman having glass of wine with Govee Smart LED light bulb on.

Investing in illumination? Here’s why budget bulbs may be your best bet

There are hundreds of smart light bulbs and lighting kits on the market, but what brands should you invest in? Our expertise says stick with the budget brands.
Philips Hue Appear Outdoor smart light.

How to easily automate smart lights

Learn how to get your smart lights working for you We show you how to automate Philips Hue, Wyze and LIFX bulbs.
Govee Glide wall light installed above couch on wall.

Govee Glide Wall Light Review: Simple on designs, big on light patterns

Got open space on a wall? Then add a bit of flair with some dazzling light patterns using the Govee Glide Wall Light. Best of all, you won't spend a fortune.
Nanoleaf Lines lights installed on the ceiling in a bedroom.

Nanoleaf Lines Review: Dazzling glow sticks for your wall

The Nanoleaf Lines are a new, unique design in smart lights that refine the Nanoleaf formula and improve on its aesthetic appeal.