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One of the first applications of smart technology in the home was the development of intelligent lighting systems that you could control using an app on your smartphone or tablet.
The scoffers scoffed, of course – “Is it really so hard to get up and turn a light switch on or off?” Well, yes – just ask any parent of a teenager. Having instant control of your lighting can save you time and money by switching off after the kids, and that’s just the start of what you can do with the latest smart lighting systems. You can change the brightness and colour to suit your mood, set an alarm to wake you up in the morning, and even control your lights over the internet when you’re away from home. You don’t have to spend a fortune either, so here’s our guide to the best smart bulbs and starter kits to light up your life.
Many smart lighting bulbs and lamps let you to choose the colour they emit. This LivingColors LED lamp from Philips doesn’t even need a smartphone to adjust up to six linked lamps at once.