Have you just missed the 20% savings on your favorite Philips Hue lights? No worries! To make sure that you will never miss a deal again – at least while visiting smartenlight – we’ve created this post for you. Prices are automatically updated four times a day, just scroll through and look for the savings … Read more
In this post, we will shed some light on the basic principles of smart lighting and the Philips Hue product family and generations. We will look into efficiently setting up – just a couple and also many – lights with the Philips Hue app and prepare a setup which we can easily integrate with our voice assistants: Siri, Alexa, and Google.
Let’s examine the strengths and weaknesses of Siri, Alexa, and Google by comparing their configuration options, voice commands, and smart home features for our Philips Hue lights. The world leader in lighting and the smart assistants of the biggest tech companies, can it get more “smart home” exciting than this?
Finally our Google Home supports Philips Hue scenes natively! Still, if this feature does not work for you, here’s a workaround. Before we start, let me warn you that with this workaround you will need to configure every scene manually. It is a terrible workaround, but if you are new to IFTTT, you might find … Read more
We spend 36% of our lives asleep, and while the average sleep period has decreased over the last 60 years, neuroscience is discovering more and more how important sleep is for our well-being. Can smart lighting help us to sleep better and wake up more energized? For a general introduction to smart lighting, please see Introduction … Read more
We have many options to control our smart lights. Some might appear traditional, like a simple light switch, but the possibilities we have nowadays to switch to our preferred lighting scenes, go way beyond only turning lights on and off. For a general introduction to smart lighting, please see Introduction to Smart Lighting: A Very Brief … Read more
We have already looked into the impact of light on our sleep in the “Sleeping Better with Smart Lighting” post. But what about the rest of the day? Can smart lighting help us to “feel better”, maybe by resembling natural light? For a general introduction to smart lighting, please see Introduction to Smart Lighting: A Very … Read more
We can control smart lighting in different ways, through our presence, or even during our recreational absence. Motion sensor activated lighting is definitely not a novelty. Samuel Bagno invented the first motion sensor already back in the early 1950s, but today’s options go way beyond switching our lights simply on or off. For a general … Read more