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Nanoleaf’s new Unified Light Panels will feature sturdier connectors

The upcoming Unified Hexagon light panels, which are due this summer, will also boast new snap-on mounting plates.

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Hogar Controls has the prettiest smart light switches at CES

The Prima Touch Switch line features capacitive touch glass surfaces and lighting scene control using either Z-Wave or Zigbee.

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Brilliant expands its Brilliant Smart Home Control with a new smart dimmer and smart plug

You’ll need one of the original controllers to use the new products being shown at CES, but prices for them start at just $30.

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Ledworks’s animated Twinkly LED string lights are about to get hip to music

The makers of the popular string lights, which you can “paint” with color using a mobile app, are about to launch an accessory that lets the lights pulse to your music.

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Luminook brings smart LED lighting to closets, pantries, and other small spaces

These LED light strips automatically turn on when you open the door to help you find what you’re looking for.

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C by GE’s new hubless, no-neutral-wire-required smart switch: How did they do it?

We take a peek behind the technology of C by GE’s new, no-hub smart switches and dimmers, which don’t require neutral wiring to work.

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Philips Hue unwraps three new outdoor lights designed to show off your home and garden

Signify’s smart lighting brand is also taking “zone” lighting out of beta and adding voice and IR control to the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box.

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LIFX adds a new filament light, smart switch, and candle bulb to its smart lighting portfolio

The Wi-Fi smart bulb maker has also given its mobile app a top-to-bottom makeover.

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Wemo shows off HomeKit-enabled Stage smart lighting remote at CES

The wireless, wall-mountable Stage lets you change smart lighting and device scenes at the touch of a button.

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Sengled adds Edison-style filament and E12 candle bulbs to its smart lighting lineup

Also on display at CES: Sengled is showing a smart plug with energy monitoring features, and a next-gen smart hub with HomeKit support.

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Nanoleaf unveils an “intelligent” lighting system that learns your lighting habits

Along with its new suite of “Learning Series” lighting products, Nanoleaf has announced a name and a time frame for its upcoming hexagonal light panels.

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Kleverness Smart Lighting review: This hub-based lighting system is unfinished and expensive

Smart light switches and dimmers are often superior to smart light bulbs, but the Kleverness system is most certainly not.

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TP-Link Kasa Filament Smart Bulb review: Models KL50 and KL60 both deliver quality light, but neither is very bright

These smart(ish) vintage-style bulbs offer Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Philips Hue Smart Plug review: Just the basics, except for the price tag

Is the Philips brand name worth double the price for a commodity smart plug?

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The Ring Smart Lighting 4-Pathlight starter kit just got its first-ever price cut—and it’s a big one

Amazon is selling the Ring Pathlight start kit for 25% off today, the first price cut ever for these smart lights.

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Luke Roberts Model F Smart Pendant Lamp review: A pricey, high-end smart light with a bevy of configuration options

It’s Bluetooth-only, however, so you can’t integrate it into the rest of your smart home.

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Philips Hue Smart Button review: Drop a switch for your Hue lights just about anywhere

This toggle button is surprisingly capable, but it can’t control other smart lighting systems.

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