Cree, maker of both LED components, as well as commercial and consumer lighting products, has introduced three new high-output LED flood lamps. These new bulbs are designed for homes with high ceilings, and for those who simply desire more light.
It changes colors, it has many shades of white light, it dims and brightens...and you can buy this particular HomeKit-enabled smart bulb à la carte! For those who've been waiting for a smart bulb that's compatible with Apple's home automation platform that doesn't require the purchase of a starter kit, your wish just came true.
Studies have shown that too much of a good thing, even innocently-blue light, can be bad for you. In this case, it's your sleep. Can a LED light bulb improve your sleep quality? Read on!
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.
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.
Filled with the latest products from home automation to LED lighting and a little bit of everything in between, our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide will help you (or those on your list) create a smarter, more intelligent home!
With a unique optical filament design and very warm glow “Candlelight Dimming”, Cree’s new Candelabra LED Bulb might just make your actual candles jealous.
LIFX and Philips Hue smart bulbs are solid contenders for the title of “Best Color-Changing LED Bulb”, but which one performs better? We’ll let you be the judge!
We put the latest generation of the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance smart LED bulb through its paces to see how Philips improved its dimming and color spectrum.
Our most-requested product review is here: the LIFX Color 1000 Smart LED Bulb. With a gorgeous palette of colors and shades of white light and no need for a hub or bridge, it’s a great smart bulb for those just getting started making their homes smarter.