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New Video – My Kitchen’s Smart ZigBee Light Strip Install (+ Should You Use A Diffuser Channel?!)

YouTube video showing my smart light strips in the background of my kitchen, and me in the foreground

So I finally go around to installing the custom DIY light strip that I created in a previous video. These smart light strips are ZigBee based, meaning that I can control them through my Philips Hue app. I created my own light strips because I have a dishwasher in the way, breaking the run of … Read more

Philips Hue Motion Sensor Battery Guide: All You Need To Know

My Philips Hue motion sensor in its box

The Philips Hue Motion sensor is a really useful tool because it’ll quickly turn on your lights when it detects someone approaching. However if the battery has any issues, your motion sensor may not work as expected. So I wanted to write this guide to talk through everything you need to know about this useful … Read more

New Video – Ring Floodlight Cam Brightness: Is 3,000 Lumens Enough?!

YouTube thumbnail showing me wearing sunglasses, the Ring Floodlight Cam and the text "Bright enough?"

The Ring Floodlight Cam should be bright. After all, it’s a floodlight! But is its 3,000 lumen total light output (from two 1,500 lumen lights) bright enough? I wanted to answer that question in this video, which compares it to other outdoor lights and also talks generally about when the Ring Floodlight Cam’s brightness will … Read more

How Long The Ring Floodlight Stays On (& Other Useful Info)

Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - bottom view

The Ring Floodlight Cam is a really useful two-in-one smart camera: it has all the usual smart cam functionality that you’d expect from Ring, along with two lights which output a total of 3,000 lumens of brightness (which is quite bright, in case you aren’t too sure how much 3,000 lumens is!). But how exactly … Read more

New Video – Ring Floodlight Cam ‘Broken’ Issue: Don’t Make This Mistake

YouTube thumbnail showing a Ring Floodlight Cam hanging from its mount ball socket, and the text "Whoops!"

I recently purchased a Ring Floodlight Cam after it went on sale during Amazon Prime Day. I’d been really looking forward to this item, so when I ‘broke’ it by mistake during install – and when I read other people online say their cameras had the same issue – I was really disappointed. Thankfully I … Read more

Can You Adjust The Ring Floodlight Brightness? Or Dim It?

Ring Floodlight Cam wall mounted - front view

I remember when I first stepped into my backyard at night after installing the Ring Floodlight Cam, only to be half-blinded by the floodlight! Okay, I wasn’t actually blinded – but it certainly felt like it at first! The 3,000 lumen (total) floodlights can be quite bright, which led me to wonder whether it’s possible … Read more

New Video – Four Amazon Echo Show Features That I Like (#shorts YouTube video)

Echo Show 8 front - powered on

A YouTube #shorts video covering four features that I like on the Amazon Echo Show in less than a minute. The four features I cover on my Amazon Echo Show 8 device are: 0:00 Intro 0:05 Trending topics and news 0:15 View smart cameras and doorbells 0:27 Calendar management 0:40 Firefox browser and YouTube 0:50 … Read more