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Philips, $249.95 ★★★★ The fu­ture of home light­ing has ar­rived and it’s both bright and colour­ful. Philips calls Hue ‘‘the world’s smartest LED bulb’’. The starter kit comes with three screw-in globes and a bridge to plug into an in­ter­net router. Us­ing third-party apps, you can con­trol your lights through lo­ca­tion (hav­ing an Ap­ple iPhone au­to­mat­i­cally turn on the lights as you ap­proach the house), or us­ing light­ing pat­terns as an alarm, a timer or even as an alert for text mes­sages.

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