Tag Archives: Lighting

Home Automation Gets Creative with the Interactive Cloud Lamp

cloud speaker lamp

The Cloud lamp and speaker system is a cool new home automation accessory by artist, Richard Clarkson. Designed to recreate a thunderstorm in your bedroom, the Cloud uses motion sensors, speakers and theatrical colour changing LED lights to build a powerful ambiance of a heavy storm for you to sleep, work or play too. Powered by remote control, this interactive ... Read More »

Smart Home Christmas Gift Guide

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2014 was year of growth for the home automation industry. So many start-ups and ideas flourished from viral Kickstarter campaigns while the tech behemoths of Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and Google opened their smart home platforms to third-party innovations. If you have someone special in your life who loves new tech, this year could definitely be the time to buy some ... Read More »

Lifx – Smart Lights for the Smart Home

lifx bulbs

Lifx smart lights are light bulbs that you can connect to your smart home. They’re multi-colored and wi-fi enabled, so that they can be controlled by your smart phone. Think of them as a direct competitor with Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo lights. The Lifx are essentially “plug & play”. You can just screw them into your lamp or light ... Read More »

Affordable Smart Home Lighting With LuMini


If you love colour or love to party, it’s time to check out the recently-released LuMini light bulbs. Produced by TABU Design, a firm in Hong Kong that specialises in playful home-automation accessories, the LuMini provides a cheaper alternative to Philips Hue for tech lovers who want to get started in the smart-home field. The project received more than $75,000 ... Read More »

Who rules the Internet of Things?


Appinions, the Data Journalism group, has released its findings from its latest research conducted from March through June 2014. Some of their initial findings indicate that The Major Brands are Already Winning Already the established players are emerging as the leaders in the market. The only real new guy in the top 5 is Nest and when you consider that ... Read More »