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New Playbulb Candle S; now rechargeable & brighter

By Erin L / July 31, 2017 / 3 Comments

Playbulb has re-launched its electronic colour-changing Candle with a brighter, more colourful and now rechargeable version. Check it out here: Candle S

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6 smart light hacks for Christmas holiday decor

By Erin L / November 24, 2016 / 2 Comments

There are two types of people when it comes to lighting up the house for the holidays; the gung-ho Clark Griswold types, and those for whom the thought of climbing a ladder in the cold inspires dread. If you’re in the latter camp, know there are easier ways to make your home festive thanks to…

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New Philips Hue lights & accessories review & how-to

By Erin L / November 5, 2016 / 4 Comments

As the days grow shorter, it’s a perfect opportunity to take a look around your home and assess whether your lighting can use an upgrade. Philips has recently announced several new products and accessories in its smart lighting kit lineup called Hue. I recently had a chance to test out some samples of these new…

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Philips Hue lights get wireless motion detection

By Erin L / August 29, 2016 / Comments Off on Philips Hue lights get wireless motion detection

Regular readers know how much I love smart lights.  They give so much versatility to your home’s ambiance and colour.  The Philips Hue line is a popular kit that allows you to easily get started with adding smart LED lighting, timers, colours and more to your house.  Today, Philips has announced more smart functions are…

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Osram Lightify Smart LED Outdoor Lighting: Video Review

By Erin L / August 14, 2015 / Comments Off on Osram Lightify Smart LED Outdoor Lighting: Video Review

Want a great, easy way to jazz up your garden, yard, or walkway? Check out my installation and review of the Osram Lightify GardenSpot Mini outdoor lighting kit. Watch my 3 minute video!

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Installing and using the smartphone-controlled Osram Lightify Flex LED kit

By Erin L / August 3, 2015 / Comments Off on Installing and using the smartphone-controlled Osram Lightify Flex LED kit

I’ve been looking for an easy under-counter lighting solution that can brighten up my dark kitchen, without requiring a degree in electrical engineering.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the Osram Lightify Flex system was to install. Even better is the option to control the lights using my iPhone, and being able to change…

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What do Smart Light Bulbs Do? And do you really need one?

By Erin L / December 31, 2014 / 2 Comments

Our homes are getting smarter every year; dishwashers can now figure out what’s wrong, and assist in getting it fixed. Refrigerators can tell you when you’re low on butter or creamer.  Now light bulbs are getting smart too! LED light bulbs (most of today’s ‘smart’ bulbs are LED) are becoming more common because they’re extraordinarily…

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