Lighting

Lighting | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

C by GE and Google Home Mini
arlo seucirty light

brilliant 4 light switch

Brilliant Control review: Impressive blend of switch and smart home controller, but there’s room for improvement

Still using toggles to turn on the lights? Try this sleek touch panel instead.

idevices dimmer and wall outlet

iDevices Dimmer Switch and Wall Outlet review: Smart home control—no hub required

These platform-agnostic in-wall devices look good and work with a wide range of voice assistants.

combined led smart bulb hub
Updated

Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

levion decora smart wifi product family

Leviton Decora Smart Wi-Fi review: Recent upgrades pile on the control options

Added support for Nest and IFTTT brings Leviton’s Wi-Fi-based smart products closer to a buy rating.

nanoleaf remote in use

Nanoleaf Remote review: The smartest d12 on the block

This avant-garde approach to smart home control needs refinement.

Lutron Caseta two switch starter kit

Chase away the post-Prime Day blues with these two awesome smart home deals

B&H Photo is selling a two-pack of TP-Link smart plugs for $27 and Amazon's got the Lutron Caseta Smart Switch starter kit for $120.

lifx a19 primary

A LIFX A19 LED lights four-pack is $98 from LIFX and half off Amazon's price

A four-pack of LIFX A19 LED lights is $98 on the LIFX website using a code. That's a steep discount from the $240 list price and Amazon's price of $196.

sengled element color kit

Sengled Element Color Plus Kit review: These ZigBee smart bulbs don’t raise the bar, but they’re perfectly acceptable

These bulbs work with the included hub, or with third-party gear.

ecobee switch plus front

Ecobee Switch+ review: This powerful smart light switch is an Amazon Echo in disguise

It’s not perfect, but who wants another hockey puck just to talk to Alexa?

halo anyplace switch

Halo Home Anyplace Bluetooth Dimmer Switch review: It's not as good as the lights it's designed to control

Eaton’s slim smart dimmer switch only works with its own lights, but it’s not as good as they are.

trv18 019 ringfloodlightvsmaximusfloodlight

Ring Floodlight Cam vs. Maximus Camera Floodlight

Both these cameras are a great choice for outdoor monitoring, but they aren't equal.

trv18 017 ringspotlightvsfloodlight

Ring Spotlight Cam vs. Ring Floodlight Cam: What's the difference?

Ring sells five outdoor security cameras. Here's how to choose the best one for you.

lifx beam in use

LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.

lifx mini series primary

LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.

Fibaro smart plug

Fibaro Wall Plug with USB review: Does light make right?

This pricey smart plug offers ground effects and solid energy-monitoring features.

lifx a19 primary

LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.

GE smart lighting controls

GE Smart Lighting review: ZigBee or Z-Wave? In-wall or plug-in?

Jasco Products markets in-wall and plug-in ZigBee and Z-Wave lighting controls under the GE brand. Are they worthy of your smart home?

Brightswitch on the wall

Brightswitch review: This light switch plus Android smartphone adds up to a mess

You can watch YouTube on a light switch, not that you’ll want to.

Load More