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Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box syncs your Hue lights with your TV for $230

Supports up to 4K 60Hz HDR, launches on October 15.

What you need to know The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box will sync your color-capable Hue lights with your TV for $ 230. It supports 4K 60Hz HDR with 4 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output. Pre-orders begin today at meethue.com and Best Buy, but the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box won’t officially launch until October 15.

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How to control your lights with Amazon Alexa

Controlling your smart home lights is one of the most fun and practical things you can do with Alexa. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up your smart home lighting and master your illumination situation!

Products used in this guide Let there be light: Philips Hue Single Premium Smart Bulb ($ 47 at Amazon) Connect your controlers: Philips Hue Smart Hub ($ 50 at Amazon) How to set up your smart lights with Alexa

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Twitter will roll out a ‘Lights Out’ dark mode for Android in September

The Lights Out mode will be coming to the web version as well in the near future.

What you need to know Twitter’s all-black ‘Lights Out’ mode for Android users will be available by mid-September. The company had rolled out the mode for iOS users in March this year. Along with reducing eye strain, the dark mode will help extend battery life on smartphones with OLED screens.

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Assistant is getting smarter about talking to you when turning off lights

The feature isn’t available for everyone yet.

What you need to know The Google Assistant will now respond with just a chime when you ask it to switch off the lights. In addition to lights, the change will apply for switches and plugs identified as lights. It might take some time for the feature to be rolled out to all users.

Google has begun rolling out a new feature for its Google Home and Nest Hub devices  [Read More…]

Ring Security Lights: An in-depth guide to what need

There are several smart lights that connect to Ring’s doorbell and security cameras. We’ll walk you through the lighting options, considering where you live, how many spots need monitoring, and what you need to connect them all together.

Ring Lights and Connection Equipment Starter pack: Ring Smart Lighting Bundle ($ 220 at Amazon) Key area lghting: Ring Spotlight ($ 40 at Amazon) Lights and camera: Ring Floodlight Camera ($ 250 at Amazon) Area lighting: Ring Floodlight Battery ($  [Read More…]

Do smart lights actually save you money?

Best answer: LED bulbs, including smart lights, are much more energy-efficient than older incandescent bulbs, but the higher upfront cost of smart bulbs means you won’t break even for a while.

Works without a hub: LIFX Color A19 ($ 45 at Amazon) Variety of accessories: Philips Hue Ambiance ($ 44 at Amazon) Upfront costs

Smart home brands love to tout their bulbs as being energy-efficient, saving you money in the long term. While you can certainly cut  [Read More…]

The best smart lights that work with the Google Assistant

Smart lights are a staple of any smart home. They’re functional, energy-efficient, and can be a lot of fun to use. Your options for smart lights are seemingly endless, even when looking for ones that work with the Google Assistant. Want some help narrowing down your choices so you’re only considering the best of the best? Here are our top recommendations.

Colorful starter kit Philips Hue Multicolor A19 Starter Kit

Staff pick

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What are smart outdoor lights and do you need them?

Best answer: Smart outdoor lights are designed to offer all the functionality of your standard motion-detecting floodlights with the added benefit of being connected to your smartphone for alert notifications or remote control. Depending on the system you go with, you can control things from your phone or with your voice using Alexa or Google Assistant.

All-in-one: Ring Floodlight and Motion-Activated HD Security Camera ($ 249 at Amazon) Wireless and modular: Arlo Home Security Starter Kit ($  [Read More…]

Monday’s top deals: smart lights, wireless chargers, & much more

Paying full price is not something that many people want to do, and if you like saving money, you’ve come to the right place. Save some cash and get some goodies today!

Lights, plugs, and more Sylvania Lighting Products One Day Sale

Whether you’re looking for some regular bulbs, smart lights, or even a smart plug for your existing lamp, this one-day sale has you covered on some highly-rated Sylvania products.

Up to 70% Off

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This one-day sale offers up to 70% off Sylvania smart lights and more

Sylvania Lighting, from standard LED bulbs to color-changing smart bulbs and more, is now discounted at Amazon with prices up to 70% off today only. There are a few other options as well such as smart plugs and LED light strips to help bring some new tech into your home.

Light It Up Sylvania Lighting sale

Smart lights, LED strips, standard bulbs, light switches, and more are discounted in this one-day sale at Amazon with prices starting as  [Read More…]