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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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Tooth Technology: Philips smart Platinum Connected & sexy DiamondClean

By Erin L / April 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

In this series we’re looking at all the options for smart toothbrushes. This article focuses on two models in the Philips Sonicare line; the smart connected Platinum and the sleek and modern Diamond. What’s the difference between them and which one might be right for you? Find out by reading the article or watch the video.

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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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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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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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Philips Hue Go Portable Smart Lamp Review

By Erin L / December 22, 2015 / 5 Comments

Regular readers will know I get way too happy about smart lighting. I particularly love coloured lights as I feel like you can totally change the look, feel and even decor of a room with colour, minus the paint brush! So I was thrilled to get a test model of the new Philips Hue Go…

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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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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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