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

Common Philips Hue Setup Questions Answered

So you’ve decided to switch to smart lighting? Congratulations, I recently made the switch and I’m glad that I did. Having said that, there are some possible points of confusion…

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A sticky note put over a standard wall switch, saying "Smart bulb!!! Don't turn me off!!!"

Can Turning Smart Bulbs Off And On At A Switch Damage Them?

If you have a smart bulb installed in a light fitting, it’s easy to forget that it’s a smart bulb and turn the switch off to it – rendering the…

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A recently installed Philips Hue v2 bridge which is setup in my loft.

Philips Hue Range/Distance Guide: How Far Away Can It Work?

I recently purchased a Philips Hue starter kit and four candle bulbs, but due to having limited space (and power outlets) by the router in my living room, I instead…

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A Philips Hue White Ambiance E14 single bulb box, with the actual bulb outside it (resting against the box).

Why Is Philips Hue So Expensive? Are They Worth It?

This morning I ordered some Philips Hue bulbs (four White Ambiance E14s, a size sometimes called ‘decorative candles’) and a starter kit including the hub/bridge. To be honest, I was…

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A side lamp with an Amazon Echo Dot in-front of it

Can Smart Plugs Be Used To Dim Lights?

When you plug a device into a smart plug, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the device itself isn’t suddenly smart. And by that I mean that it’s still the…

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