About Smarter Home Life

Smarter Home Life is your source for home automation and LED lighting reviews, news, how-tos, Q&As and lighting design tips and information. This site, along with our YouTube channel, showcases the very latest products and information in the worlds of "The Internet of Things" and LED lighting. Keep up with us here at the site, or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Smarter Home Life originally began in April 2014 as Lighting Answers and changed its name as part of the 2-Year Anniversary Event in 2016.

Why "smarter home" and not "smart home" ?

The "smart home" has been the dream of many, but only the reality of a few for many, many years. Once reserved to only geeks who could hack a smart home together or the wealthy who could afford proprietary systems, today the smart home is getting closer to reality for the masses but we're not quite there yet. As consumers bring home connected devices and make adjustments to those systems, their homes become a bit smarter every single day. Smarter Home Life is here to guide consumers on their journey of creating a truly "smart" home.

Joe Dugandzic, Automator-in-Chief

Joe Dugandzic in the home studio - stylized by @neuralpainter

Joe Dugandzic in the home studio - stylized by @neuralpainter

Joe Dugandzic is the founder of Smarter Home Life and serves as executive producer and editorial director for our content. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, he's been working with lighting and home automation since 1993 and left his I.T. cubicle-life career in 2015 to focus on creative work and online content creation. In-between shooting product videos and writing articles, you'll find Joe cycling around the Phoenix area, out discovering a new hot spot or coffee house, or binging on Netflix.


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