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A Innr smart plug, with the "hue PHILIPS" logo text overlayed over it.

Smart Plugs That Work With Philips Hue

Smart plugs go into a wall outlet and devices are plugged into them, and you can then turn the plugged-in device on or off. Philips Hue, on the other hand,…

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A Philips Hue starter kit, with the text "control up to 50 lights..." overlayed on it.

Philips Hue Bridge: How To Circumvent The 50 Bulb Limit

The Philips Hue Bridge (or the Starter Kits, which ship with a Bridge) are fairly clear about a seemingly unimportant limitation: “the Hue Bridge allows you to connect and control…

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A marketing image of the TP Link's HS105 Kasa Wi-Fi Smart Plug, which leaves the second outlet free for use.

Do Any Smart Plugs Work On 5 Ghz WiFi?

You may have heard that 5 Ghz WiFi is faster than 2.4 Ghz WiFi, but many smart plugs only seem to support 2.4 Ghz WiFi. Does this mean that your…

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A Philips Hue starter kit (B22), and four E14 White Ambiance bulbs.

Common Philips Hue Setup Questions Answered

So you’ve decided to switch to smart lighting? Congratulations, I recently made the switch and I’m glad that I did. Having said that, there are some possible points of confusion…

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New Video – How To Stop Your Ring Cameras From Recording: 6 Simple Solutions

To go alongside my ‘How To Stop Your Ring Cameras From Recording‘ text guide, I have just finished recording a video guide for it too: (no Ring cameras were hurt…

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A Ring Doorbell Pro in its initial setup mode - shown by the blue ring.

How To Stop Your Ring Cameras From Recording

Having Ring’s doorbell and security cameras around your property are great for feeling more secure and preventing burglaries, however they can make you feel self-conscious at times – especially if…

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A sticky note put over a standard wall switch, saying "Smart bulb!!! Don't turn me off!!!"

Can Turning Smart Bulbs Off And On At A Switch Damage Them?

If you have a smart bulb installed in a light fitting, it’s easy to forget that it’s a smart bulb and turn the switch off to it – rendering the…

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A recently installed Philips Hue v2 bridge which is setup in my loft.

Philips Hue Range/Distance Guide: How Far Away Can It Work?

I recently purchased a Philips Hue starter kit and four candle bulbs, but due to having limited space (and power outlets) by the router in my living room, I instead…

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New Video – Philips Hue & Alexa: Full Setup (Step by Step) + Why I Chose Hue

I had always been a bit unsure about smart lighting due to their cost, but I realized of a perfect smart light usecase around my home (turning on and off…

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