Philips Hue Launches New Products to Enhance Sleep, Personalise Decor, and More
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Philips Hue Launches New Products to Enhance Sleep, Personalise Decor, and More

Philips Hue has launched a range of new products and app features designed to enhance home lighting experiences. Introduction of Philips Hue Twilight for Better Sleep Among the highlights is the Philips Hue Twilight, a new sleep and wake-up light designed to support users’ circadian rhythms. The Twilight light, available in both white and black,…

Nanoleaf Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons Review
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Nanoleaf Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons Review

Nanoleaf is a well-known brand in the smart lighting industry, and their Shapes Ultra Black Hexagons are one of their latest offerings. These light panels are designed to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room while providing customisable lighting options. Popular among gamers, I don’t think there is a product that can…

Philips Hue Dymera Dual Beam Wall Light Announced + Secure Floodlight Camera Availability
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Philips Hue Dymera Dual Beam Wall Light Announced + Secure Floodlight Camera Availability

Philips Hue, the smart lighting brand from Signify, has announced several new product launches that aim to provide more flexibility and integration for designing personalized lighting experiences in the home. The products include a unique new wall light with dual beam control, new connectors for the Philips Hue Perifo track lighting system to enable more…

AiDot Linkind Matter A19 Smart Light Bulb Review: Cheap RGBW E27 Smart Bulbs for Home Assistant
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AiDot Linkind Matter A19 Smart Light Bulb Review: Cheap RGBW E27 Smart Bulbs for Home Assistant

I didn’t have the best experience with Matter when I first used it with the Google Nest WiFi Pro, but since then, there has been a growing number of Matter-enabled devices, and I have switched to Home Assistant for all my smart home needs. The AiDot Linkind represent a perfect example of why Matter is…

Paulmann Zigbee Filament & GU10 Smart Bulbs Review – Philips Hue Compatible RGBW Smart Bulbs
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Paulmann Zigbee Filament & GU10 Smart Bulbs Review – Philips Hue Compatible RGBW Smart Bulbs

I have previously reviewed the excellent Paulmann Velora Zigbee Smart LED Panel, which is an excellent alternative to the Philips Hue light panels. More recently, I have been checking out the range of Paulmann Zigbee bulbs, which can be integrated into a Philips Hue system just as easily as a normal Hue bulb. I have…

Twinkly C9 Bulbs Review – Smart Outdoor Christmas Holiday Lighting
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Twinkly C9 Bulbs Review – Smart Outdoor Christmas Holiday Lighting

The Twinkly C9 Bulbs were announced at the start of November and pad out the growing range of outdoor smart festive lighting that Twinkly has become famous for. I am posting this review a bit too close to Christmas than I originally planned. Unfortunately, due to problems on my end, the lights were returned to…

Twinkly Brightens Up Christmas 2023 With New Holiday Lighting Options
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Twinkly Brightens Up Christmas 2023 With New Holiday Lighting Options

Christmas is just around the corner, and Italian smart lighting company Twinkly is debuting new products to help households deck their halls this holiday season. Twinkly aims to make Christmas lighting displays easy yet dazzling, with app-controlled lights that can display customized animations and effects. This year Twinkly is introducing the new Twinkly Plus line…

Twinkly Candies Review – USB-C power makes these smart string lights much more versatile for holiday decorations
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Twinkly Candies Review – USB-C power makes these smart string lights much more versatile for holiday decorations

Twinly recently announced their latest range of smart string lights, the Twinkly Candies. These are available to buy now, with plenty of time to get them for either Halloween or Christmas. These new lights come in two lengths and four shapes, including candles, hearts, pearls and stars. Testing these in September, I haven’t had the…

Twinkly Unveils Candies – HD Smart Christmas Tree String Lights in Four Shapes
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Twinkly Unveils Candies – HD Smart Christmas Tree String Lights in Four Shapes

Today, Twinkly announced its newest addition to its smart home lighting catalogue: Twinkly Candies. Twinkly has traditionally been the go-to brand for smart Christmas lights, and I have previously reviewed the excellent Twinkly Strings Gold Edition. More recently, they have faced competition with the Philips Hue Festavia, and Hue recently announced its second generation of…

Paulmann Velora Zigbee Smart LED Panel Review: Tunable White Dimmable 1100lm Panel that works with Philips Hue
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Paulmann Velora Zigbee Smart LED Panel Review: Tunable White Dimmable 1100lm Panel that works with Philips Hue

I recently gave a gushing review of the Philips Hue Surimu Rectangle Panel, which I felt is a superior solution to GU10 bulbs for a Philips Hue or any Zigbee-based smart lighting. The justification for my praise was that the Philips Hue Surimu is capable of 4,150 lm, making it the equivalent output of 12…

Neutral VS No Neutral Smart Light Switches – Pros & Cons – How Are They Different?

Neutral VS No Neutral Smart Light Switches – Pros & Cons – How Are They Different?

Most older UK homes use dated wiring for their lighting. This will typically consist of a live and live switched cable and works simply by the light switch completing the circuit when switched on. When I first started to invest in smart home technology, there were not many (or any that I can remember) smart…

Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 (With neutral) Review vs No Neutral EU
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Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 (With neutral) Review vs No Neutral EU

I have previously reviewed the no-neutral Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 EU, and I love it. So much so that I have bought several more and now have them for many of our home light switches. More recently, I had my loft converted and decided to get the upstairs lights required at the same time,…

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