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A LIFX bulb with green light and me taking a selfie

LIFX Effects And Problems When Stopping & Starting Them

I remember when I installed my first LIFX bulb: it was my first full-RGB (color) smart bulb, in-fact. So naturally I jumped into the ‘Effects’ section of the app and…

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The various parts of a Philips Hue Lightstrip V4 base and extension kit

New Video – Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus: Everything You Need To Know (Does It Justify Its High Price?)

Despite building my own DIY smart lightstrip for my kitchen last year, I purchased Philips Hue’s lightstrip to run around my desk in the black friday sales. Why did I…

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Philips Hue dimmer switch showing a red (error) light

How To Fix The Red Light On A Philips Hue Dimmer Switch

The Philips Hue dimmer switch is great: it acts as a physical remote, allowing you to seamlessly control your smart bulbs (turning them on/off, changing their brightness, and changing between…

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My Philips Hue E14 White Ambiance bulb inside a table lamp, with weird flickering and noise issues.

Do Philips Hue Bulbs Burn Out? (How Hot Do They Get?)

How do you illuminate your home?  Incandescent bulbs are too wasteful, giving off so much energy in the form of heat. Plus, since they burn out relatively quickly, you need…

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My Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus with the Hue Colorloop lab running

How Philips Hue Lights Can Change Color Automatically

I remember the first time I experimented with a smart RGB (color) bulb. One of the first things I did was use my app to set my room to green:…

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

How To Dim Philips Hue Lights Without A Dimmer Switch

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…

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

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

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…

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My Philips Hue motion sensor in its box

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

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…

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Philips Hue motion sensor inside its box (marketing image)

When Philips Hue’s Motion Sensors Don’t Work: How To Fix!

Whether you’ve just setup your Philips Hue motion sensor and it’s not working as expected, or perhaps it’s worked for years but it’s now acting up, the issue is usually…

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YouTube thumbnail showing how to build your own DIY ZigBee light strip

New Video – DIY Smart LED Light Strips: How I Built My Own (Low Cost) ZigBee Lightstrips

After working out that using Philips Hue’s Lightstrips for my kitchen would cost £170+, I set out to build my own smart light strips that cost me less than £40….

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