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A Hue motion sensor pointed at a window/glass

Does Philips Hue’s Motion Sensor Work Through Glass & Windows?

Infrared vision is the stuff of science fiction and spy movies. Being able to see heat signatures allows action movie heroes to see through walls, but why can’t my Philips…

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YouTube thumbnail showing me sleeping with my Hue bulbs and accessories

Why I LOVE Philips Hue (5 Reasons They’re NOT “A Rip Off”) – New Video

Whether it’s Linus (from LTT) or Paul Hibbert (of “Oooh the Zigbee” fame), YouTubers seem to love bashing Philips Hue. As a result, I wanted to give a rare insight…

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The back of the Hue dimmer switch showing the battery cover and setup button

Philips Hue Dimmer Switch Battery Guide: All You Need To Know

Smart home tech is all about balancing your power sources. You want to know how your devices are powered and what you can do to keep the lights on. The…

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A LIFX full RGB bulb in my hand

Do LIFX Bulbs Slow Down Or Disrupt Your Wi-Fi Network?

Because of their wide range of colors and overall ease of use, LIFX smart home LED lights have become increasingly popular. Not only do they offer a variety of customizable…

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An LED light strip about to be cut along the cutting line

Can LIFX Z Light Strips Be Cut? (The REAL Reason LIFX Are Vague…)

Smart strip lights have changed how we approach our home lighting setups. These lights let you customize a wide range of lighting options. Whether you are setting up luxury under…

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A LIFX full RGB B22 bulb in its box

Can LIFX Connect To 5Ghz WiFi? Or Is 2.4Ghz Better For Smart Bulbs?

Debuting in 2012, LIFX (pronounced Life – X) introduced a line of smart bulbs that would prove to be a game-changer in the homes of many. Coming to the fore…

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Philips Hue bulb and lightstrip in my study (as a YouTube thumbnail) with Hue Labs screenshot to the right

Hue Lab Formula Examples – Color Loop, Living Scenes (& 12 More!) – New Video

The official Philips Hue app is a little bit… boring, to be honest. Unlike the LIFX app, there are no dynamic effects or scenes. Any scenes or colors chosen within…

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Two full RGB smart bulbs from Hue and LIFX side by side

Can Philips Hue Control Other Bulbs (Smart and Normal Lights)?

One of the greatest appeals of a smart home is the ability to control all of your devices wirelessly, from just about anywhere – in or outside of your home….

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Philips Hue smart plug box - side view

Philips Hue Smart Plug: Everything You Need To Know

When I first seen the Philips Hue Smart Plug, I thought “Why’s it 3-4x more expensive than other smart plugs”? I then wondered whether the fact that it’s controllable via…

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Philips Hue Motion Sensor in an indoor bathroom wet area

Philips Hue Motion Sensors in Wet Areas (Bathrooms and Outdoors)

Philips Hue smart lights are some of the highest-rated options on the market, with applications in almost every room of the home. One room that sees the most utility from…

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