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Meet Qube: The First Affordable Wi-Fi Color-Changing Smart Bulb (Review)

Smarter Home Life gets many, many emails and comments from its fans about the price of home automation products, and specifically, connected (or smart) lighting products. Some require a purchase of a starter kit with a hub, and others are à la carte but are upwards of $60 per lamp. Why is this stuff so darn expensive? It's partly because this is still a relatively niche industry, although it's growing rapidly. But all it takes is one lean start-up to take on the challenge of building a less-expensive but quality product. And, that's exactly what happened in 2015.

Unboxing + Review: LIFX Z Color-Changing LED Strips

Meet one of the newest members of the LIFX family: The LIFX "Z" LED strips with multiple zones for creative and fun lighting effects.

While LIFX now joins several other brands (Philips Hue, Sylvania Lightify) in making “LED strip lighting” that is app-controlled and can be integrated into home automation systems, they’ve taken it further by creating eight digitally-addressable zones per each strip.

Review: Cree's new 60-watt equivalent soft white "Better LED Bulb" (2015)

Cree has introduced a new version of its 4FLOW LED bulb, calling it “A Better LED Bulb” that delivers higher energy savings, better performance and longer life.

Only a short two and a half years ago, Cree entered the consumer market for LED light bulbs after being only known in the LED chip industry. With its original entry, it introduced an excellent, efficient LED bulb at a very low price point with easy-to-understand packaging and forged an exclusive distribution deal with The Home Depot.