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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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BEDDI Glow smart alarm clock review; it wakes with light, can call you an Uber

By Erin L / March 28, 2017 / Comments Off on BEDDI Glow smart alarm clock review; it wakes with light, can call you an Uber

Hate the sound of your alarm screeching you awake? This smart alarm clock eases you into your day with gentle sunrise light and soft sounds. Plus it can call you a cab or give you traffic and weather info. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Read the review.

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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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Smart PLAYBULB String lights perfect for holidays

By Erin L / August 18, 2016 / 1 Comment

Christmas lights have been boring for much of modern history.  They came in just red, green or white, they all looked the same, and they didn’t do much to incorporate themselves into people’s unique personal styles. That’s different now with the introduction of the PlayBulb String lights. Playbulb: Smart LED holiday lights These smart LED…

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Gadgets you need at home; portable wireless lamps & robot cleaners

By Erin L / April 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Gadgets you need at home; portable wireless lamps & robot cleaners

From cleaning robots to room-freshening lamps, on CTV Morning Live this month, we looked at some cool new gadgets for the home. iRobot Mopping Robot I’ve been testing the iRobot Braava jet 240. This little lunchbox-sized device will sweep and mop your floors for you. It uses small pads with cleanser infused inside them and…

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Another new TV acronym: What’s HDR TV?

By Erin L / October 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Another new TV acronym: What’s HDR TV?

If you’re in the market for a new TV, there’s a new acronym you’re likely seeing.  And if you haven’t yet, you will. “HDR” is a new TV feature that again raises the bar on video quality, colour, contrast and overall viewing experience. What is HDR? The Consumer Electronics Association or CEA, (which is the…

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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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