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New Philips Hue 'light bars' are great, but too expensive
The new Hue Play fixtures are some of the most likable new accent lights in the Philips lineup -- but do they really need to cost this much?
/ 9 November 2018 8:30 pm GMT
Smart, multicolor Lifx Tiles might drive you up the wall
Glitchy software kills the appeal of these nifty, color-changing smart lights.
/ 26 September 2018 1:00 pm BST
Light styles of the rich and famous with this $65 light bulb
Is this exorbitantly expensive designer light bulb actually worth it?
/ 10 July 2018 8:50 pm BST
Novelty for novelty's sake from Nanoleaf's HomeKit remote
Rotate any one of the remote's twelve faces to the top to trigger a lighting change or a HomeKit scene -- but good luck remembering which side is which.
/ 28 June 2018 7:25 pm BST
This smart speaker bulb can sing, but it doesn't shine
Sengled's newest Bluetooth speaker bulb can change colors, too -- but those colors are only about as bright as a typical nightlight.
/ 2 May 2018 8:02 pm BST
Nothing mini about the Lifx Mini's price tag
The Lifx Mini is a terrific smart bulb that works with Alexa, Siri, IFTTT, and the Google Assistant. We just wish it cost less.
/ 9 November 2017 7:27 pm GMT
Lifx Beam is a color-changing, voice-activated stick-up light
Here's the third new Lifx product in the past two weeks: a set of smart, color-changing light bars that work with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant.
/ 3 October 2017 9:10 pm BST
Nanoleaf’s LED panels now change color in time with music
The Aurora Rhythm module turns your Nanoleaf LED panels into music visualizers.
/ 1 September 2017 8:00 am BST
Ikea's Tradfri smart lighting platform is pretty underwhelming
Skip this basic smart lighting starter kit -- but don't rule out the other Tradfri offerings.
/ 16 May 2017 1:00 pm BST
This colorful smart lamp 'paints' light in any direction you like
It isn't cheap, but keep an eye on this color-changing hanging fixture from Austrian startup Luke Roberts.
/ 4 January 2017 4:30 am GMT
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