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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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Starting out with Philips Hue Lights & Google Home

By Erin L / August 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Starting out with Philips Hue Lights & Google Home

One of the best new features of Google Home is the ability to use it to control your smart home devices, like smart Philips Hue lighting. It means you can turn lights on and off and more just by asking. Here’s how to do it easily.

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IllumiBowl motion-activated toilet night light review

By Erin L / March 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

This light couldn’t be more fun and functional.  IllumiBowl’s toilet night light is just that; a way for you to find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, without the need to turn on harsh bright overhead lighting. An alert reader asked me to check this light out and I have…

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Light bulbs mimic daylight & night light for better sleep – Lighting Science

By Erin L / March 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Light bulbs mimic daylight & night light for better sleep – Lighting Science

Who couldn’t use a few more hours (or even minutes) of extra sleep, or better sleep overall? We should all go to bed earlier, but sometimes that’s not realistic.  Couple our poor bedtime habits with the fact many of us are glued to our screens (being bombarded with blue light that stimulates the brain and…

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New Playbulb Solar made for pool & outdoors

By Erin L / March 3, 2017 / 1 Comment

Start dreaming of summer now. Playbulb has a brand new smart light that lets you decorate your pool, pond or yard with multi-coloured light. It’s the newly launched Playbulb Solar.

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Top 10 tech gadgets of 2016

By Erin L / December 7, 2016 / 5 Comments

I’ve tested a lot of gadgets and gear this year. Picking favourites is hard, because unlike previous years, many of the items that have come into the tech test kitchen in 2016 are really high quality, and work well, so picking the cream of the crop is a challenge. Nevertheless, here are the Top 10…

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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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Carpets that glow; the future of flooring

By Erin L / November 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Carpets that glow; the future of flooring

It can be hard for a business to stand out. Signs and email marketing campaigns are old school. How about making an impression from the ground up? What are Luminous Carpets? Brand new lighting technology is allowing for LED lights to be imbedded in carpet, meaning companies can display directions or even advertisements to people…

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The Nanoleaf Aurora smart light is really amazing

By Erin L / November 15, 2016 / 2 Comments

First we had fire, then electricity. Tesla, Faraday, and Franklin pioneered the technology behind electricity, and then Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb. The way we light our homes really hasn’t changed much since that auspicious day in 1879. The lightbulb is round, it screws into a fixture, which requires a tradesman to install; electricity is…

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Cute Playbulb Zoocoro lamp is a great nightlight for kids

By Erin L / October 20, 2016 / 1 Comment

Kids love animals so they’re bound to love this new line of lamps, particularly little ones who don’t like to be left in the dark. Meet Playbulb Zoocoro! Playbulb Zoocoro lights are small plastic lamps that are rechargeable, and can be used while plugged in, or away from their charging base to supply light anywhere…

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