Why Are Z-Wave Smart Devices Just SO Expensive?

Z-Wave alliance logo

Move aside WiFi: much like the Zigbee protocol, Z-Wave is an alternative way to control your smart home devices. It operates on a mesh network, doesn’t require a lot of power to function, and is constantly growing its network of brands that are compatible with it. One of Z-Wave’s best features, is that it operates … Read more

Why Are Zigbee Smart Devices Just SO Expensive?

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

In today’s connected world, there are many ways for devices to interact with one another. While most people opt for the more popular options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, there are alternatives. One such alternative is designed specifically for home automation: Zigbee. Zigbee is a wireless technology much like Wi-Fi, that allows several smart devices to … Read more

How To Dim Philips Hue Lights Without A Dimmer Switch

A table lamp with Philips Hue E14 candle bulb, dimmed to 1% brightness

With everyone spending a little extra time at home these days, many people have started exploring smart lighting products like Philips Hue, to add a little extra atmosphere to their living space. If you’ve chosen to purchase Hue smart lights, you may have considered purchasing the popular Hue Dimmer Switch in order to dim and … Read more