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Why Is Philips Hue So Expensive? Are They Worth It?

A Philips Hue White Ambiance E14 single bulb box, with the actual bulb outside it (resting against the box).

This morning I ordered some Philips Hue bulbs (four White Ambiance E14s, a size sometimes called ‘decorative candles’) and a starter kit including the hub/bridge. To be honest, I was almost annoyed at myself for ordering them because I’ve been wary about smart lights for years. Why? Well I remember having a conversation with someone … Read more

New Video – Deta Doorbell to Ring Doorbell Pro – UK Wiring Guide

Wiring guide YouTube thumbnail

Hey everyone, I’ve just published a new YouTube video covering how to switch from a Deta mains-voltage doorbell to a Ring Doorbell Pro (I had the Deta C3051, but the instructions are similar – if not the same – for some similar Deta models): If you prefer text, check out my accompanying written guide instead. … Read more

Do Ring Doorbells & Cameras Record Continuously (24/7)?

A Ring Doorbell Pro on the foreground, and a NAS ShareCenter in the background. Also with the infinity symbol and the text "24/7?!".

So you recently paid $229.99 for a Ring Doorbell 3 Plus and $99.99 for a Ring Stick Up Smart Camera, and you’ve finally installed them. Phew, now you can sit back, and relax in the knowledge that your house is protected by 24/7 video surveillance, right? What do you mean no?! Ring’s smart doorbells and … Read more