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Nanoleaf Lines ditches the panels for a modular wall-mounted light bar design

The Lines are the newest entry in Nanoleaf's lineup. These smart lights can display up to 16 million different colors, match your music, and more.
Philips Hue sync box.

Philips Hue vs. Philips WiZ Smart Light Bulbs

Philips Hue and Philips WiZ are easy to mix up since they're both smart light bulbs, but they aren't interoperable. Here's how to pick between one or the other.
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How to connect Alexa to lights

Amazon's Alexa makes it easy to connect your smart lights to your smart assistant for simple, streamlined control. Learn how to do it with these easy steps.
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Your Philips Hue lights can now sync to the beat of your Spotify music

Philips Hue has partnered with Spotify for a more streamlined, immersive music and light experience.
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Govee StarPal Smart Lamp review: The take-it-anywhere portable light source

The Govee StarPal Smart Lamp is a more affordable alternative to ambient lighting with a lot of customization options packed in.
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Smart home devices shouldn’t have so many little annoyances in the setup process

Every smart device has a different setup process. The entire industry could benefit from standardizing the setup process.
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Which smart lights should you use with Alexa?

If you have an Echo or similar Alexa device, there are plenty of smart lighting options on the market that work with Alexa: These are the best models for you!
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Govee RGB Strip Light review: Great features without the high cost

The Govee RGBIC Strip Lights are loaded with features and smart integrations at a price point that sets them far apart from the competition.
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Govee Lyra Smart Floor Lamp Review: A mesmerizing, futuristic light show

Smart lamps come in different options, but the Govee Lyra has a dazzling light show that can emit several colors simultaneously for a futuristic light show.
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The best automations for smart lights

Smart lighting opens up a world of creative home automation possibilities. Here are our favorite productive ways to use smart lighting and bulbs at home.
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The best smart lamps for your dorm room

These dorm lamps come with all kinds of built-in smart features at affordable costs. Find the right smart desk, table, and floor lamps for your dream dorm!
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How to use smart lights to up your photography skills

Whether you're a tried and true photographer or an aspiring camera operator, you can use smart lights to add flair to any shoot. Here are a few suggestions.
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Nokia partners with Smartlabs to launch universal smart light switches

Nokia and Smartlabs have partnered up with a new, dual-mesh smart lighting system that works even if Wi-Fi is down or the light switch has been flipped off.
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The best Ikea smart home gadgets

From smart lighting to automated blinds, Ikea has everything you need to kickstart a fully functioning smart home. Here are some of our favorite products.
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Twinky Flex review: The neon wall light that bends all the rules

The Twinkly Flex is a year-round smart wall light that dazzles with unique designs and bright colors. You'll be mesmerized by the hypnotic light effects.
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Outdoor smart lights are best for expressing your patriotism this 4th of July

Looking for a way to avoid a major fireworks purchase this year? Outdoor smart lighting is a great way to replace that pyro in the sky. Read on to see how.

Get the smart lights you’ve always wanted for almost nothing during Prime Day

Never mind the laptops, TVs, and other tech. Right now, you can get the smart lights you've always wanted for your smart home during Prime Day, at Best Buy!
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More affordable than ever before, smart lights should be your next home project

Smart lights used to be expensive, but now's the time to make them a priority with your next home project because they're more affordable than ever before.
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Nanoleaf Elements Review: Smart lighting from the forest

The Nanoleaf Elements are natural, wood-themed smart light tiles that stand out from the competition with both their aesthetic and features.
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Philips Hue smart light app revamped, adds geofencing capabilities

A rework of the Philips Hue app adds new features for Hue lighting, including the ability to add geofencing capabilities to lights to avoid scheduling problems.
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Nanoleaf Elements look like wooden smart light panels on your wall

Nanoleaf Elements are a decorative smart lighting system that look like real wood, with customized backlighting that creates unique effects.
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Wyze takes a page out of IKEA’s playbook with its minimalist floor lamp

The Wyze Floor Lamp offers multiple brightness levels, a flexible head, and smart control -- all for a low price point.
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Weather alerts may be the smartest use of smart lights. They can save your life

Tie the National Weather Service RSS feed to your smart lights for a visual weather alert system.
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Wyze Bulb Color: The only worthy cheap smart light bulb around

Smart LED light bulbs tend to be pricey, but that's not the case with the Wyze Bulb Color. It's less expensive and shines more brightly than its rivals.
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Worried about germs? LIFX Clean antibacterial smart bulb is finally available

The LIFX Clean bulb kills up to 99% of bacteria after 12 hours of use.
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Upcoming Wyze Bulb Color smart lights have a bright future

The Wyze Bulb Color packs a lot of features into an affordable package. The new 16 million color bulbs will be available soon.
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Philips Hue makes it easier to manage smart lights with new module and switch

The new Philips Hue Wall Switch Module maintains a connection to your lights even if the power switch is off, solving a problem that has plagued smart lights.
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Our confinement spurred the smart home’s increased growth in 2020

Most people found themselves becoming much more acquainted with their homes in 2020 thanks to lockdowns. Here's how the cultural changes drove industry growth.
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Do you really need a smart Christmas tree? Here’s how much it’ll cost you

A smart Christmas tree can streamline your decorating, but is it strictly necessary?
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The best Cyber Week Philips Hue deals for 2020

We've rounded up the remaining best Cyber Week Philips Hue deals right here so you don't have to search to find them.
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This is the best Black Friday smart home deal you can shop today

The day's finally here to start your smart home or expand it. If there's one must-buy, this is the best Black Friday smart home deal you can shop today.
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The best Philips Hue alternatives

Philips Hue has long delivered one of the best experiences in smart lighting, but the competition is heating up. Here, we note some worthwhile alternatives.
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Move over, selfies! Smart lights have another practical use in the bathroom

People love taking bathroom selfies, but there are other practical applications for smart LED lights in the bathroom.
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Philips Hue Iris Review: Accenting rooms with the colors of the rainbow

Accent lights can do wonders to a room, but the Philips Hue Iris taps into all the colors of the rainbow in complementing existing lighting.