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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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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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Diagram showing best Philips Hue motion sensor placement to avoid pets

Best Location For Philips Hue Motion Sensor (Range & Angle Is Important!)

The Philips Hue indoor motion sensor is quite a useful device: when it detects motion, it allows you to automatically turn your lights on to pre-set colors and brightness levels,…

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My Philips Hue motion sensor in its box

Philips Hue’s Motion Sensor With Pets: Is It Pet Friendly?

Picture the scene: you arrive home after a long day’s work, and as you walk through the front door, your Hue Lightstrips automatically illuminate – as do your hallway Hue…

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The boxes for the Philips Hue B22 Starter Kit and the Philips Hue White Ambiance E14 bulbs, both of which say "ZigBee Certified product" on their side.

The Difference Between Philips Hue White & White Ambiance

I’ll openly admit that when I first started looking into smart lighting, I got confused by all the different terms. Should I buy WiFi or ZigBee bulbs? Do I want…

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New Video – ZigBee (& WiFi) Smart Light Strip Options – When Philips Hue Is Just Too Expensive!

If you’re looking to add smart light strips to your home but you find that Philips Hue’s Lightstrip Plus options are too expensive, what options are open to you? This…

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My current home office and desk

Effective Smart Lighting For The Home Office

Home working has never been more popular. Whilst just 8% of the global workforce worked from home in 2019 (around 260 million people), the 2020 global pandemic has seen the…

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New Video – Kitchen Smart Lighting: Ideas, Considerations & What I’m Planning To Do

This video explores adding smart lighting within your kitchen, looking generally at what you need to consider and different ideas based on other people’s kitchen smart lighting projects. I also…

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Dark kitchen with light strip below wall cabinets

The Ultimate ZigBee Smart Light Strip Roundup

Smart light strips are an awesome invention – they can instantly add interesting yet subtle lighting to various areas around your house, and their color can be quickly changed or…

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Marketing image of the LIFX app's "Schedules" page, with a 3D rendered house in the background.

Can LIFX Bulbs Sync With Music and TV?

One of the nice features of smart bulbs is that not only can then change color (and be dimmed), but since they’re a digital product, they can be programmed to…

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