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Elgato Reveals ‘Eve’ HomeKit Compatible Sensors & Avea LED Smart Bulbs

Elgato, best known for their EyeTV and other video devices have entered the smart home market with a raft of new products. The newly announced Elgato ‘Eve’ system will allow users to monitor conditions around their home with a range of sensors. The sensors will measure air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy and water consumption and more. Elgato say the […]

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Wi-Fi & Bluetooth LE Powered emberlight Smart Light Adaptor

This weeks Kickstarter smart home offering promises to turn any light into a smart light. The ‘emberlight’ uses Wi-Fi to control your bulb from an iOS or Android smartphone app across your home and around the world through its SSL secured cloud service. It works with dimmable incandescents, halogens, CFLs and LED bulbs and will also turn your lights on and off based on […]

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Crestron Launches Enhanced LED Fixtures Range

Here’s the skinny from Crestron on their new range of LED lighting fixtures… Crestron has announced the latest enhancements to their line of LEDs. The new, condensed range consisting of six fixtures is now available to order across the EMEA region. All Crestron LEDs (CLEDs) replicate the smooth dimming curve, colour temperature and lumen output […]

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Video: AwoX StriimLIGHT is LED Bulb + Bluetooth Speaker in One

  Here’s a novel way to add music to a room.  Just pop a AwoX StriimLIGHT into a lamp and you instantly have an energy-saving LED light with an integrated 10 watt Bluetooth speaker. You can use it to stream music from your smartphone, tablet or computer etc and it comes with its own remote […]

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Video: Control4 Demos “Panelized” Smart Home Lighting

Control4′s Blake VanCleave gives a quick behind the scenes look at a condo in Indiana that features a Panelized Lighting system.  The panel is inside a cabinet, completely hidden away from the customer… The advantage of doing this then, is that the consumer only gets to see a single keypad in each one of these zones. The […]

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Savant Introduces iOS Controlled SmartLighting Wi-Fi Switches

Savant’s new “SmartLighting” range is an IP controlled 802.11 Wi-Fi based lighting system. Both the control system and dimmer hardware are built into the keypads, meaning the units can operate standalone, without the need for the regular Savant Mac mini based central processor.  The keypads can also be integrated into a full Savant system too but […]

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Helvar Launches 434 EnOcean Gateway

Helvar have announced the launch of its 434 ENOCEAN Gateway.  The anonymous looking dome can be wall or ceiling mounted and will provide and interface between EnOceans energy harvesting wireless control switches and a Helvar DALI lighting system. Helvar is pleased to announce the launch of the 434 EnOcean Gateway – a new module which allows the integration of […]

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Fibaro Launch New Z-Wave LED RGBW Controller

We’ve been hearing lots of rumours about new Fibaro modules in the works including Flood, Gas, Smoke and CO sensors.  To start the ball rolling Fibaro have released a brand new LED unit dubbed the “RGBW Controller”. The system can be used to connect to three and four colour 12/24V LED lights on its four channel dimmer.  In […]

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Home Automation Case Study: Control4 Home Cinema

The guys from UK home automation specialists Cyber Homes recently undertook a project to transform a little used snug into a luxurious home cinema in the Oxfordshire countryside.  This is a project which has been shortlisted in the upcoming CEDIA awards.  Read on for all the details photos and the equipment used in this Control4 […]

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Video: Lighting with Loxone

We’ve covered some in-depth Loxone Case Studies already, but here’s something really easy to digest.  The Loxone guys have put together a quick 90 second video showing their Miniserver set up to control lighting ‘scenes’.  With home automation systems like this you get much more than the ability to just remotely turn lights on and […]

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