Tag Archive: Light


Dying Light 2 for PlayStation 4: Everything you need to know

Parkour + Zombies = a very exciting zombie survival game.

The original Dying Light was the sort of success story that makes you smile. It left the starting gate to lukewarm reactions, but it eventually drummed up a head of steam and went on to be played by millions of gamers worldwide.

While the core of the game was always solid fun, a wealth of updates and expansions since launch have given players an insane amount of  [Read More…]

Step into the smart light scene with this $120 Philips Hue White Ambiance 4-bulb starter kit

Start here. Expand infinitely.

Amazon has the Philips Hue 4-bulb white ambiance starter kit on sale for $ 119.99, a savings of $ 30 from its regular price. This price drop makes it just $ 20 more than the regular white starter kit, which doesn’t allow you to change the color temperature of the lights. While it may seem like a small difference, the ability to manage the variant of white that the light is displaying is a huge  [Read More…]

How to create a light scene with Philips Hue bulbs

Take control of your lights, and add a little personal style while you are at it.

Out of the box, it couldn’t be easier to set up Philips Hue bulbs. You pick a room to label them, and instantly gain the ability to control them either all at once or one at a time depending on your needs. This control mechanism offers you a lot of flexibility, but somewhat less creative control.

For those of us with  [Read More…]

Connect another light to your smart home with the $17 TP-Link soft white LED bulb

Ok Google, turn on the living room.

The TP-Link soft white dimmable A19 smart LED bulb is down to $ 17.27 on Amazon. This smart bulb fluctuates a lot in price, but it has been holding steady around $ 20 or more for the last few months. This drop is one of the best we’ve seen since the holiday shopping season last year.

TP-Link’s smart bulbs are some of the easiest to set up. They connect quickly  [Read More…]

Philips Hue 3.0 is the smart light update you’ve been waiting for

Party people, light up your life.

It’s been a long time in the making — we saw an early demo all the way back at CES — but Philips has finally released its Hue 3.0 app for Android and iOS, overhauling its design and offering much quicker access to presets for individual lights. There are also 30 new scenes created by Philips’ lighting experts, who test combinations of colors and ambiance.

Philips told us that it  [Read More…]

Set up some bias lighting behind your TV with this $9 LED light strip

Spend all day reading a screen? You need this.

The Minger 6.56-feet TV Backlighting LED strip is down to $ 8.99 with code BN9Z2AGP on Amazon. This strip is $ 12 without the code and hasn’t dropped this low directly before.

Set this strip up behind your TV or computer monitor to create a bias lighting effect, which helps create ambient light around the screen and reduce the strain of using monitors in dark rooms. It also  [Read More…]

Best Smart LED Light Bulbs that Work with Google Home

Google has so far done a pretty great job in the smart home race — between the stellar Google Home speakers and Google Assistant baked into the Android experience, we’ve all likely come to rely on Google’s smart home assistant more and more over the past couple years.

If you love the idea of controlling the lights around your home using just your voice, here are your best options for smart LED bulbs that work with Google Home.

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This WeMo dimmer light switch is down to just $50

Time to dim the lights!

The WeMo dimmer Wi-Fi light switch is $ 49.99 on Amazon. This is Black Friday pricing. We haven’t seen it go this low since last year and it usually sells around $ 70 or more.

You can control this switch from the wall, the WeMo app, and your Alexa or Google Assistant device. You don’t need anything special other than Wi-Fi. With this dimmer, you can schedule your lights to do what  [Read More…]

Seeing the light [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik, are joined by associate editor Hayato Huseman to talk about the creepiness of Facebook, the upside of notches, and taptic engine performance on Android devices.

They also discuss the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 — the first Chrome OS tablet to hit the market. Plus, the crew takes a look at the triple threat Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the Porsche Design Mate RS, and why software continues to be such a big  [Read More…]

Philips Hue is getting new outdoor options to light up your garden

Philips is rolling out a range of Hue outdoor lighting options.

Philips is introducing a range of new Hue lights for outdoor spaces. The new options include wall-mounted lights, spotlights, and a pedestal lamp, and the smart lights are offered in both color and white shades. The outdoor lighting options are weatherproof and can be hooked up to an existing Hue bridge.

Philips says the Lily spotlight can be used to “highlight the key design features  [Read More…]