Philips Hue Surimu Rectangle Panel Review – A perfect alternative to expensive smart GU10 downlights  
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Philips Hue Surimu Rectangle Panel Review – A perfect alternative to expensive smart GU10 downlights  

Philips Hue recently extended its range of panel lights with new versions of the Aurelle and Surimu. These are some of the brightest lights Philips Hue offers, and they are perfect for living areas, hallways and bedrooms. I was sent the rectangular Surimu panel to review, which is 120cm long and 30cm wide and can…

Philips Hue Bridge Review vs Bluetooth – An essential investment for any Hue equipped home
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Philips Hue Bridge Review vs Bluetooth – An essential investment for any Hue equipped home

Over the past year, I have reviewed quite a few excellent Philips Hue products, and I am currently in the middle of reviewing the new Philips Hue Surimu rectangle panel light and the wall switch module. I have always used the Philips Hue Bridge as I started using Hue before they rolled out the Bluetooth functionality…

Wiz Neon Flex Strip Review vs Twinkly Flex & Hue Gradient
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Wiz Neon Flex Strip Review vs Twinkly Flex & Hue Gradient

With so many PC gamers obsessed with RGB lighting for their gaming PCs and various peripherals, we have seen a growing number of smart light brands focus on products that are designed to allow people to be creative with their ambient lighting. Smart light strips have been a mainstay for years. Companies like Nanoleaf quickly…

Philips Hue Go 2 White & Colour Ambiance Smart Portable Light Review
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Philips Hue Go 2 White & Colour Ambiance Smart Portable Light Review

The original Philips Hue Go was launched back in 2015, and the Go 2 was launched around three years ago, so this review is a bit late to the game. However, it is a cool little smart light that compliments the Philips Hue ecosystem well, and I thought it was worth doing a quick review…

WiZ Luminaire Mobile Portable Light Review & Wiz A80 18.5W LED (150W equivalent)
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WiZ Luminaire Mobile Portable Light Review & Wiz A80 18.5W LED (150W equivalent)

Following on from my comparison between Wiz, Tapo and Philips Hue. Wiz was recently kind enough to send me some samples to test out. This included: WiZ Luminaire Mobile Portable Light Wiz 18.5W LED (150W equivalent) E27 Wiz 8W B22 It would seem that I don’t have any lights with the bayonet-style fitting, so I…

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Review with Signe Gradient Floor Lamp & Gradient Lightsrip
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Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Review with Signe Gradient Floor Lamp & Gradient Lightsrip

I have recently expanded my range of Philips Hue smart lighting in my TV room with the Gradient Lightstrip and Gradient Signe Floor Lamp. The one missing piece to the system has been the HDMI sync box which allows me to synchronise anything on the TV with my lighting. Specifications 4 x HDMI In HDMI:…

New WiZ Smart Lighting Products Launched Including Ceiling Lights, Light Bars and WiZ Portable Button
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New WiZ Smart Lighting Products Launched Including Ceiling Lights, Light Bars and WiZ Portable Button

WiZ is a smart lighting brand I haven’t paid much attention to in the past. They are owned by Signify, who also owns the Philips Hue brand, and WiZ appears to be positioned as a more affordable alternative to Philips Hue. A good example of this is a pair of warm white GU10 spotlights from…

5 Tips for Transforming a Home with Smart Lighting

5 Tips for Transforming a Home with Smart Lighting

Smart homes have become all the rage. Whether you’re just wading into the waters or you’re looking to level up and integrate even more features into your home the whole idea behind a smart home is that it is more energy-efficient, it’s customizable and it provides you with useful features. For those who are ready…

Twinkly Flex & Line Smart LED Lights Review – More customisation & creativity vs Philips Hue
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Twinkly Flex & Line Smart LED Lights Review – More customisation & creativity vs Philips Hue

I don’t really follow the tech trends for Christmas lighting, but it turns out Twinkly the Philips Hue of Christmas tree lights. The Twinkly range of lighting provides full smart control of your lighting and unlimited design options mapped to how you have placed your own lights. Twinkly has been expanding into more mainstream smart…

CES: LIFX Smart Filament Bulb, Four-Gang Switch & 3.	LIFX Z TV 360˚Kit launched
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CES: LIFX Smart Filament Bulb, Four-Gang Switch & 3. LIFX Z TV 360˚Kit launched

LIFX is expanding its smart lighting product range during CES 2020. LIFX Filament White In store: Spring 2020/ Target RRP: USD $29.99 The first product in the announcement is the new Filament White which allows you to have smart lights with vintage style Edison-type lights. LIFX will launch smokey, amber and clear glass versions, making…

Luke Roberts Smart Pendant Lamp Review – An expensive but impressive directional ceiling smart lamp
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Luke Roberts Smart Pendant Lamp Review – An expensive but impressive directional ceiling smart lamp

As a huge Philips Hue fan, I am always keen to try out new smart lighting technology. One of the issues I do have with Hue is that the individual bulbs are not very bright, and in our master bedroom with a pendant lamp, a single bulb barely lights up the room at night time….

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