LED lighting

There are many ways to control your Hue WiFi-connected lighting system – smart Hue Switches, apps for mobile devices or computers, Alexa voice commands, IFTTT – but those are limited in various ways.  Perhaps there are some areas, like a dark hallway or stairs, where you would like a hands-free way of turning on the… Read More

Every once in a while, a gadget comes along that, at first glance at least, appears to be basically superfluous and unnecessary…but cool and fun, nonetheless. That was exactly what I thought when I first saw the Power Practical Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting. Heck, just the name “Luminoodle” had my attention. Truth be told, I’d… Read More

Adding extra light where none exists can be a huge hassle and expense when wiring, and new electrical work is concerned. An easier way is to add easy to install stick up lights like the OxySense T-01 DIY Stick-On Anywhere 4-LED Touch Tap Light and the Motion Sensor Night Light from OxyLED. Let’s check them out… Read More

The Luminoodle Light Rope is a versatile, interesting approach to multi-use outdoor lighting. With bright output, long battery life, a number of mounting options and waterproof housing, the Luminoodle works well in most situations. Some design elements, like the lack of an on/off switch, do cause it to fall a bit short in the field… Read More

The LEDVANCE Gateway is a smart hub that interprets commands from a Wi-Fi network and transmits them to devices on its ZigBee network, and also monitors the status of those devices and reports it to authorized users. It is metaphorically the jam that holds all of the intelligent LEDVANCE products together. But, like the jam that holds your sandwich together, there are… Read More

This is the second in a three part review on LEDVANCE lighting and home automation products. The first review was for LEDVANCE’s Sylvania Lightify A19 LED bulb review. This review focuses on the LEDVANCE Lightify LED Flexible Strip RGBW. It is a 16-foot flexible strip that can be laid out to fit a variety of locations… Read More

Home automation has been a dramatic theme of science fiction for ages, yet few realize that this sci-fi premise is a day-to-day reality for many people. While most people are content enough to rely on the time-tested light switch and power button, many have invested in home automation to provide greater access to existing lighting and appliances… Read More

LED technology keeps getting more and more common. As it does, the costs keep going down, and the cycle of innovation and placing them into more and more common items continues. Sansi, through their Loftek brand, has an LED bulb that doesn’t need a hub to be “group-able” and controllable from an app on your… Read More

The Revogi Smart Color Lightstrip,  Smart Color Lightstrip (USB version), Delite 2 Smart LED Lightbulb,  Smart Candle Light and the Smart Meter Plug;  I received all 5 of these products for review at the same time. It was a gadget reviewer’s dream early Christmas!  I’ve been wanting to add some LED lightstrips to a couple of dark… Read More

Two years ago I reviewed the SnapPower SnapRays Guidelight outlet cover night light and am still using this product throughout my home. SnapPower has recently released a new version of this outlet cover night light that has been designed with child safety in mind. It’s the SafeLight night light outlet cover and it features sliding… Read More

The market is pretty full of “smart” LED bulbs these days. I love the concept of these since you can adjust your indoor lighting to any mood you feel at the moment. Here’s another one to add to the list, the Ilumi Smartbulb.  I got the chance to view a couple of these bulbs so… Read More

What do you get when you combine a bunch of triangular shaped LED panels that snap together like LEGO bricks and a smartphone app? You get Nanoleaf Aurora, a LED lighting system that lets you use your creativity to design illuminated shapes for your home. Each LED panel can display one of 16 million colors… Read More

Who knew such creativity would explode with the phase out of incandescent bulbs back in 2007? Not me. In fact I stocked up on 100 watt bulbs which will now be available at a steep discount at my next garage sale. We are seeing LEDs everywhere and doing so much more than most of us… Read More

“Want to dim your lights but don’t have a dimmer switch installed? Too bad! Until now.”  That’s the tagline of the Nanoleaf Bloom, an odd-looking LED bulb that you can dim just by flicking a switch.  How does this work?  Let’s find out. DON’T MISS: LOFTEK Outdoor/Indoor Rechargeable LED Light review Yes, it’s shaped like a… Read More

The Compass series chandelier by Modgen caught my eye and is sure to do the same with any of your guests. It’s a simple, elegant LED pendant light that would fit wonderfully with modern style furniture and decor. The light has an outer aluminum casing with an inner plastic ring and is 375mm x 45.7mm and… Read More