Category Archives for "Lighting"

Haiku Home’s Haiku Light Is Bling For Your Ceiling

UPDATE: Big Ass Fans has discontinued their line of Haiku Lights. However, they are still a quality product and will continue to offer support for them.  Philips Hue offers a potential alternative to these lights. The Philips Hue white ambiance Being fixture provides similar smart light capabilities with the advantage of working on the well-developed Philips Hue app.

If you’re not familiar with Haiku Home products, let me take a minute to enlighten you.

Haiku Home is focused on dressing up your home’s ceiling. Their Haiku series fans really are a cross between a ceiling fan and a work of art. Now with the Haiku light, they’ve expanded to making beautiful light fixtures, too.…Read More

LEDs Are Better And Here’s Why

Stop living in the past. Get rid of your old incandescents and CFLs. If you haven’t started switching out your old bulbs for LED bulbs, it’s time to start. Even though LED bulbs are still more expensive than competing types of light bulbs up front, you will recoup the cost over the long life of the LED bulb.…Read More

Can Circadian Smart Lighting Actually Improve Your Health?

If you’ve looked into buying smart lights, you may have seen claims of their ability to improve health. They claim that the color temperature of the lights adjusts naturally to keep your body in its natural rhythm. Although it seems to make sense, I am immediately skeptical of claims like this. Is this a crafty marketing gimmick, or is it a real tangible benefit of smart lighting? It seems to me like a perfect situation for a deeper investigation.…Read More

Stack Lighting BR30 Downlight Starter Kit: A Smarter Smart-Bulb

UPDATE: Stack has sold their light business and discontinued production of the Stack smart bulbs. However, industry leaders Philips Hue and LIFX both offer high-quality BR30 smart bulbs.

The problem with many of today’s smart bulbs is that they’re really not that smart. My home already has light switches. I walk into a room and flip the switch. I walk out and flip it again. It’s pretty easy. Moving the switch to my smartphone doesn’t really make my life any easier. Any smart bulb that I want to buy is going to have to bring a little more to the table and that’s what Stack would like to do.…Read More