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Smart lighting solutions: Here are seven options to choose from

Smart lighting solutions: Here are seven options to choose from

By 7 May 2015

Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, there are also robotic vacuum cleaners, Bluetooth-enabled showerheads and music-playing mirrors to consider introducing. But that's not all. You can also get clever... >>

Smart lighting is here: Five reasons to invest

Smart lighting is here: Five reasons to invest

By 30 April 2015

Just as smart heating is a blanket term used to describe connected heating systems that can be controlled using a smartphone, smart lighting is the umbrella term that connected lighting systems fall under. Philips were one of the first to make connected... >>

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)

By 2 April 2015

Philips Hue, the adjustable lighting system that can be colour and luminance controlled via your smart device, is expanding, with the new Hue Go portable offering a slightly different stance to the range. With the majority of Hue products you require... >>

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

A bright idea? Qualcomm creates smart chip for light bulbs to take on Philips Hue

By 5 January 2015

Qualcomm has created an all-in-one chip module for the humble light bulb that means any company will be able to step into the Internet of Things arena by making and selling a connected lightbulb. The module was unveiled at CES 2015 in Las Vegas and it... >>

Philips LivingColors Iris review
4 out of 5

Philips LivingColors Iris review

By 14 October 2014

As the Philips Hue - the intelligent lighting setup that you can control via your smartphone - continues to grow, there are more product options for providing the light. The Iris is yet another one of those options but it also has the benefit of working... >>

Move over iBeacon, Philips GPS-like lights pinpoint you indoors to within a 1m

Move over iBeacon, Philips GPS-like lights pinpoint you indoors to within a 1m

By 30 September 2014

Philips has created a new intelligent lighting system that will let users and retailers pinpoint customers' exact location indoors. The new technology will use lights, a phone camera, and dedicated software that can easily be built into any app, in order... >>

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

Elgato embraces Apple HomeKit with Avea smart lighting and Eve home monitoring

By 3 September 2014

Elgato has announced a couple of new smart home products that will embrace Apple's new HomeKit platform. The Elgato Avea smart lighting system will challenge the likes of Philips Hue, with its smart LED bulb. Compatible with iOS, the £39.99 Avea bulb... >>

Smart lighting explained

Smart lighting explained

By 8 August 2014

If you're new to home automation and want to give it a go, you should probably start with smart lighting. The easiest way to get started with simple home automation is to buy accessories or devices that are specialised for certain tasks. Smart lighting,... >>

Philips Hue (complete system) review
5 out of 5

Philips Hue (complete system) review

By 5 August 2014

In 2012 Philips launched the Philips Hue system. It's a set of three intelligent lights that, along with the Bridge connected to your home Wi-Fi system, allows for colour and brightness control of the lights from a smartphone or tablet. Almost two years... >>

Philips Hue Tap review
4 out of 5

Philips Hue Tap review

By 5 August 2014

The Philips Hue lighting system is expanding at a fast rate, but having to get your phone out of your pocket (or even in some cases just finding it) to control your lights can be a pain. Understanding this Philips has created the Hue Tap, a wireless light... >>