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Can Philips Hue Cycle Colors? (Yes, most of the time…) – A Tutorial – New Video

YouTube thumbnail showing me talking and screenshots of the Hue app and a lightstrip

Whilst it’s not obvious from the Philips Hue app, it IS possible to automatically cycle between different colors with your Hue lights and light strips. This is possible via the “Hue Labs” feature, which I show step-by-step in this guide. I also cover this topic in much more detail on my blog here. However please … Read more

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

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

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 do this? Well, I wanted to compare the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus to my own ZigBee DIY one. Is Hue’s offering really worth the high … Read more

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

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

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 control them through my Philips Hue app. I created my own light strips because I have a dishwasher in the way, breaking the run of … Read more

The Ultimate ZigBee Smart Light Strip Roundup

Dark kitchen with light strip below wall cabinets

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 dimmed to suit your needs. ZigBee (not WiFi) smart strips have added benefits too, but with so much choice, which one should you get? Philips … Read more