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We’ve put together some of the best tips & tricks, How-To’s and guides on the internet for Smart Lighting. Regular posts & Reviews can be found here!

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Best LED Smart Lights | No Neutral Smart Switches | How to use Google Tradfri

How to install a Philips Hue Dimmer switch

July 5th, 2020 by

If you are like myself, you have a massive phobia of drilling massive holes in the wall to add more light switches. With the Philips Hue Smart Lighting ecosystem, you can add an accessory that will resolve this worry. Philips Hue have a fairly cheap light switch which requires no screws, no difficult set up.

Smart Bulbs: How Do Smart Lights Work?

June 21st, 2020 by

I’ve mentioned various times lots of Smart Bulbs on this blog, but I’ve never really delved into the popularity, trends and reasons why Smart bulbs are so amazing for any Smart Home User. They’re one of the best ways to improve your office or home life at an affordable price bracket and whilst they’re extremely

What is the best RGB lightstrip?

April 23rd, 2020 by

RGB Lightstrips are pretty cool when used properly, they’re cost efficient, have low energy usage and look very cool. Whilst traditional lighting methods are used to light a whole room, RGB Lightstrips are mostly used to blend lighting or set a mood in a room, reaching places your normal lightbulbs cannot reach. You can pickup

How to use Lifx with Google Home

March 5th, 2020 by

Setting up LIFX with Google Home is surprisingly easy, it’s got a great little app for controlling your Smart Bulbs, however, Google Assistant has you covered with more options and voice control! Our Best Smart Light Bulbs Comparison Does Lifx work with Google Home? Yes! It does and it does it very well. Google Assistant

Smart switches with no neutral / Earth wire

January 15th, 2020 by

Even if you have a fairly modern electrical set up, you may find that some switch boxes simply don’t have a neutral, unfortunately, this means that there will be a large range of Smart Switches don’t work. However, there are alternative non-neutral Smart Switches that can work. It’s worth noting, some level of knowledge with

Which Smart Bulbs don’t require a hub?

November 10th, 2019 by

In a rush? Our Opinion: There’s a ton of bulbs out there, from Philips Hue, LIFX, Ikea Trådfri and even the Anker Eufy Lumos which make it on my top list. Our suggestion? Definitely check out the LIFX range or the Yeelight. How does it work without a hub? Research for a decent Smart Bulb

Do LED Lights Really Save Money?

September 22nd, 2019 by

It’s 2019, Internet-capable LED light bulbs are all the rage and there’s reason behind the movement. LED bulbs boast an estimate of 20 hours more in terms of life expectancy, meaning 1 LED bulb would last as long as 20 of your standard incandescent bulbs at only a slightly higher price! So, the question is,

Should you consider the Trådfri for Google Mini?

August 1st, 2019 by

You’ve bought yourself a trådfri (tradfri for the rest of this article for Google ranking purposes!) set of lights and you’re wondering if your Google Mini could be the sole controller. Simply put, yes. The Google Home can control the tradfri lights from Ikea. If you’re new into the realm of Smart Home Lighting and

Best Smart Lights 2019 Comparison

July 1st, 2019 by

Smart Homes are only smart if you can see where you’re going with the help of Philips Hue, Lifx, Ikea and more! Looking for a decent “Best Smart Lights 2019 Comparison”? Well, there are so many Smart Bulbs from so many different vendors which makes it pretty difficult to plan your Smart Home eco-structure. I’ve

Complete Ikea Tradfri + Google Home Guide

June 9th, 2019 by

Ikea, the masters behind making your home completely flat pack now offers its own branded smart lights, Tradfri + Google home, which are pretty cheap and what’s great is that they work with Google Assistant & Google Home devices! My Best Smart Lights 2019 Comparison Make a magic mirror with a Raspberry Pi The Ikea

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