Category Archives for "Lighting"

The Ultimate Guide to LED Strips

LED strips are a DIYer’s dream come true. Believe me, I’ve gotten sucked into binge watching hours of LED project videos more than a few times.

Even though I found tons of really good ideas (and wasted many hours), I struggled to find one place where I could get all the information I needed to create my own project.

That’s what this guide is for.

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This RGBgenie smart switch gives you complete control of colored bulbs

If you’ve read any of my previous writing on smart lighting, you probably already know that I’m a big fan of colored lighting. However, it’s a bit of a bittersweet love affair, because there isn’t really a user friendly way to control them.

There are a few smart switches that work with smart lights, but none make it simple to control color. The RGBgenie touch panel is trying to change that.

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Smart Bulb or Smart Switch: Does it really matter?

Smart lighting is one of the best ways to use smart home technology. But doing it well takes a little planning. Part of that planning is deciding when to use smart bulbs and when to install smart switches.

Some people may try to convince you that you need to have all smart bulbs or all smart switches. Don’t listen to them. I have lots of experience using both devices. Often times, an even better result can be achieved with a mix of both.

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Review: TP-Link Smart Plugs And Lights

TP-Link smart devices are an easy way to get your feet wet in the smart home world. Smart plugs and smart bulbs are easy to install and easy to use. They’re also easy to uninstall and send back if they’re not what you’re looking for. Since there’s not much that can go wrong, there’s not much to fear.

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