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LIFX smart light bulbs & Z light strip review

By Erin L / December 27, 2017 / Comments Off on LIFX smart light bulbs & Z light strip review

Adding colour and ambiance to your home has never been easier. Smart app-controlled light bulbs can give your house a whole new look. One of the original smart light companies, LIFX, has recently released a new generation of smart light bulbs. Here’s my review…

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How to set up smart lights & home control with Google Home

By Erin L / July 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

Need to know how to set up your smart home or smart light devices with Google Home? Follow our easy step-by-step instructions.

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How to Reset Your WeMo, LIFX, Philips, Osram/Lightify Light Bulbs

By Erin L / March 3, 2017 / 3 Comments

I ran into a wee problem with one of my WeMo LED smart light bulbs.  It was easily cleared up with a reset, but it took me some surfing to find out how to do it. That got me thinking, you might someday need to know how to do this yourself, and possibly for other…

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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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What is IFTTT and what can it do for you?

By Erin L / November 11, 2016 / 2 Comments

Have you heard about IFTTT technology and wondered how it works and what you can do with it? It’s actually very easy to automate your home. Here’s how.

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Easy Halloween hacks; decorate with smart lights

By Erin L / October 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Easy Halloween hacks; decorate with smart lights

Halloween is around the corner, and there’s an easy way to get your home ready. Coloured light bulbs can easily transform your home into a spooky space; whether you want orange to light up your front window pumpkin, or some darker lighting scenes to create a creepier vibe.

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How to get your light bulbs to turn blue ahead of snowfall

By Erin L / November 9, 2015 / 2 Comments

Need your gadgets and devices to do more for you? I have a new trick that helps me keep ahead of bad weather; my smart light bulbs in my living room turn bright blue when snow is in the forecast for the following day. So how can you get this kind of personalized heads up,…

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Smart Home gadgets you NEED now

By Erin L / January 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Smart Home gadgets you NEED now

There’s so much we can do to get our homes running smarter.  There’s any number of products that will do things for you automatically, or examples where once inaccessible technology can now be yours at home. Everything from automating your lights, to remotely locking your doors, checking the weather on demand, or even testing your…

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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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Review: LIFX Smart Light Bulbs

By Erin L / November 10, 2014 / 6 Comments

LIFX makes smart light bulbs that don’t need a hub to operate. But how well do they work and what can they do in your home? read the review.

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