6 Best Remote Control Outlets

6 Best Remote Control Outlets

In this post we cover the best remote control outlets for your smart home so you can remotely control your outlets and devices plugged into them using your phone or voice control with a compatible voice assistant like Alexa.

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How To Wire A Smart Switch

How To Wire A Smart Switch

In this video post tutorial we teach you how to wire a smart switch and provide you with the written step by step guide on how to wire a smart switch. We use the Lutron Caseta Smart Switches in the tutorial that don’t require a neutral wire and can be installed easily with just a few simple hand tools.

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Best Smart Switches That Don't Require a Neutral

Best Smart Switches That Don't Require a Neutral

In this post we cover the best smart switches that don’t require a neutral. The Lutron Caseta light switches are a great reliable switch that can be installed in houses without a neutral wiring, including older houses without neutral wires.

We review the features of these smart light switches that don’t require a neutral and show you just how easy it is to install a smart light switch without a neutral wire in a video tutorial.

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Best Smart Light Switches For Alexa

Best Smart Light Switches For Alexa

In this post we cover the best smart light switches for Alexa. With smart light switches that work with Alexa you can control your smart light switches using your voice and Alexa commands. When you connect your smart light switches to Alexa you can set groups, create routines and set schedules. Adding Alexa control to your smart switches can increase the functionality of your home and add value.

We teach you what you need to know about smart lighting for Alexa so that you can find the perfect Alexa Light Switch for your home.

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Best Smart Light Switches That Work With Google Home

Best Smart Light Switches That Work With Google Home

In this post we cover the best smart light switches that work with Google Home. Having a Google Home compatible smart light switch allows you to control your lighting using your voice with a Google Home device like the Google Home Hub or Google Home Mini.

We teach you what you need to know about smart lighting with Google Home so that you can find the perfect Google Home Light Switch for your home.

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Ring Smart Lighting Spotlight Review

Ring  Smart Lighting Spotlight Review

In our review of the Ring Smart Light Spotlight we cover the smart features of Ring’s smart wireless outdoor Spotlights designed to light up outdoor areas around your home.

The Ring Spotlight is wirelessly controlled and battery powered, it connects to the Ring app on your phone to allow for smart lighting control using the Ring Smart Bridge. Once the Ring Spotlights are connected to the Ring App you can turn them on and off from your phone, adjust the brightness or adjust the built in motion detection settings on the Ring Spotlights.

The Ring Spotlights work with Alexa and can be set to activate your Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras to record when motion is detected by the built in motion sensor on the Ring Spotlights.

We’ve found that the Ring Spotlights are great for providing additional security at doors and windows or lighting up a set of steps that might be hard to see at night.

It’s easy battery powered installation allows you to place the spotlights anywhere you want without worrying about running new electrical wiring.

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Best Smart Plugs That Work With Alexa

Best Smart Plugs That Work With Alexa

Do you know what smart plugs work with Alexa? In this post we cover the best smart plugs that work with Alexa. We cover what Alexa is, what she can do and how you connect your smart plugs and smart devices to Alexa.

There is a wide variety of smart plugs that work with Alexa but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart plug allows you to control devices you would normally plug into a wall with a smart wifi device that can turn on or off the device remotely. People commonly use smart plugs to control lamps, fans and even coffee makers.

When your smart plug is connected to Alexa it will allow you to control the smart plug with smart voice commands like “Alexa, turn on the lights.” or “Alexa, turn off my night stand.”

Adding smart home Alexa voice control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart plug control by just plugging in the smart plug setting it up and then connecting it to Alexa. It sounds too good to be true but it’s not, it’s really that simple. We teach you everything you need to know about smart plugs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control, fan or coffeemaker control with Alexa.

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Best Smart Plugs That Work With Google Home

Best Smart Plugs That Work With Google Home

Do you know what smart plugs work with Google Home? In this post we cover the best smart plugs to use with Google Home. We cover what Google Home is, what it can do and how you connect your smart plugs and smart devices to Google Home.

There is a wide variety of smart plugs that work with Google Home but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart plug allows you to control devices you would normally plug into a wall with a smart wifi device that can turn on or off the device remotely. People commonly use smart plugs to control lamps, fans and even coffee makers.

When your smart plug is connected to Google Home it will allow you to control the smart plug with smart voice commands like “Ok Google, turn on the bedside lamps” or “Ok Google, turn on the family room lights”

Adding smart home Google Home voice control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart plug control by just plugging in the smart plug setting it up and then connecting it to Google Home. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart plugs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control, fan or coffeemaker control with Google Home.

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Best Smart Plugs That Work With HomeKit

Best Smart Plugs That Work With HomeKit

We cover the best smart plugs that work with Apple Home Kit. If you are looking a smart wifi plugs that works with HomeKit you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart plugs that work with HomeKit but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart plug allows you to control devices you would normally plug into a wall with a smart wifi device that can turn on or off the device remotely. People commonly use smart plugs to control lamps, fans and even coffee makers.

When your smart plug is connected to HomeKit it will allow you to control the smart plug with smart voice commands like “Siri, turn on the bedside lamps” or “Siri, turn on the family room lights”

Adding smart home voice control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart plug control by just plugging in the smart plug setting it up and then connecting it to HomeKit. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart plugs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control, fan or coffeemaker control with HomeKit.

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Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Apple HomeKit

Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Apple HomeKit

We cover the best smart light bulbs that work with Apple Home Kit. If you are looking a smart wifi light bulb that works with HomeKit you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart light bulbs that work with HomeKit but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart light bulb allows you to control your light bulb from your phone using a smart phone app. Once you have the smart light bulb connected to the app if it is HomeKit compatible it will allow you to use your voice and Siri commands to control the smart light bulb.

When your smart light bulb is connected to HomeKit it will allow you to control the smart light bulb with smart voice commands like “Siri, turn on the living room lights” or “Siri, turn on the living room lights.”

Adding smart home lighting control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart lighting control with HomeKit by unscrewing a light bulb, and screwing in a new HomeKit compatible smart light bulb. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart light bulbs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control with HomeKit.

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10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Google Home

10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Google Home

We cover the 10 best smart light bulbs that work with Google Home If you are looking a smart wifi light bulb that works with Google Home you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart light bulbs that work with Google Home but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart light bulb allows you to control your light bulb from your phone using a smart phone app. Once you have the smart light bulb connected to the app if it is Google Home compatible it will allow you to use your voice to control the light bulb once connected to Google Home.

When your smart light bulb is connected to Google Home it will allow you to control the smart light bulb with smart voice commands like “Ok Google, turn on the living room lights” or “Ok Google, turn on the living room lights.”

Adding smart home lighting control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart lighting control with Google Home by unscrewing a light bulb, and screwing in a new Google Home compatible smart light bulb. It sounds too easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart light bulbs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control with Google Home.

Google Home is Google’s smart voice assistant speaker that offers voice control of your smart home devices. It also has native integrations with Nest devices like the Nest Thermostat, Nest Smart Lock and Nest Doorbell. With Google Home you can control your smart lighting, play streaming music or even ask it questions just like you were searching Google. Google Home adds more smart home control features every day to help you control your smart home with voice.

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10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Alexa

10 Best Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Alexa

We cover the 10 best smart light bulbs that work with Alexa. If you are looking a smart wifi light bulb that works with Alexa you have come to the right place.

There is a wide variety of smart light bulbs that work with Alexa but they all work in slightly different ways. A smart light bulb allows you to control your light bulb from your phone using a smart phone app. Once you have the smart light bulb connected to the app if it is Alexa compatible it will allow you to use your voice to control the light bulb once connected to Alexa.

When your smart light bulb is connected to Alexa it will allow you to control the smart light bulb with smart voice commands like “Alexa, turn on the living room lights” or “Alexa, turn off the lights.

Adding smart home lighting control to your home is a true luxury and it’s easy to add smart lighting control with Alexa by just unscrewing a light bulb, and screwing in a new Alexa compatible smart light bulb. It sounds to easy to be true but it’s not. We teach you everything you need to know about smart light bulbs and how they can be used in your home for smart lighting control with Alexa.

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Best 4 Way Smart Light Switches

Best 4 Way Smart Light Switches

We cover the best 4 way smart light switches to use for your home. With a smart 4 way light switch you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using a smart wifi app.

The top 4 way smart light switches we recommend also can be used to with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for full voice control of your 3 or 4 way smart switches. Upgrading your lighting to voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home.

In this post we cover smart light switches switches that require a neutral and smart light switches that don’t require a neutral for older homes that don’t have a neutral in the wiring. This post covers both smart on/off light switches and the best 4 way dimmer smart light switches.

If you are looking for a resource to help you make the decision on the best 4 way light switch for your home you’ve come to the right place. We also have an example wiring diagram for 4 way light switches and describe the best 4 way light switches for different wiring configurations.

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Best Smart Light Switches That Work With Apple HomeKit

Best Smart Light Switches That Work With Apple HomeKit

We cover the best smart light switches that work with Homekit for your home. With a HomeKit compatible smart light switch you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using Siri voice control on your iPhone, Alexa or by pressing a button in the HomeKit App to turn on or off your lights.

With smart light switches that work with HomeKit you can control your smart lighting in your home or when you are away on vacation to make it appear the lights are on. You can also set schedules to automatically turn off and on smart lighting to save energy or turn lights on at dusk to light and protect your home.

Upgrading your lighting to smart lighting with HomeKit voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home. I’ve lived in a smart home with smart lighting for over 5 years and love using my voice to turn on and off my lighting when I walk through a room.

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Best 3 Way Smart Light Switches

Best 3 Way Smart Light Switches

We cover the best 3 way smart light switches to use for your home. With a smart 3 way light switches you can turn on an off your lights with your phone using a smart wifi app.

The top two 3 way smart light switches we recommend also can be used to with Amazon Alexa and Google Home for full voice control of your 3 way smart switches. Upgrading your lighting to voice control is one of the most luxurious and useful upgrades you can make to your smart home.

In this post we cover smart light switches switches that require a neutral and smart light switches that don’t require a neutral for older homes that don’t have a neutral in the wiring. This post covers smart on off light switches but we also have a post that covers the best 3 way dimmer smart light switches.

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Do Ring Smart Lights Work With Alexa?

Do Ring Smart Lights Work With Alexa?

The new Ring Smart Lighting system works with Alexa and offers both battery powered wireless lighting and hardwired lighting options. The Ring Smart Lighting system provides built in motion detection, app control and can be integrated as part of the Ring Security System.

Using the Ring Bridge the Ring Smart Lights connect to the internet to allow for app scheduling, control and customization all through the Ring app on your phone. The smart lights are great for updating your existing landscape lighting or providing new landscape lighting without the need to run new wiring.

We teach you about the Ring Smart Lighting products and how they integrate with Alexa for voice control of your Ring Outdoor lighting.

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Ring Steplight Review

Ring Steplight Review

In our review of the Ring Steplight we cover the smart features of Ring’s smart wireless outdoor steplights designed to be light up your steps and walkways

The Ring Steplight is wirelessly controlled and battery powered, it connects to the Ring app on your phone to allow for smart lighting control using the Ring Smart Bridge. Once the Ring Steplights are connected to the Ring App you can turn them on and off from your phone, adjust the brightness or adjust the built in motion detection settings on the Steplights.

The Ring Steplights work with Alexa and can be set to activate your Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras to record when motion is detected by the built in motion sensor on the Ring Steplights.

The Ring Steplight is an easy to install smart light that provides extra illumination for your steps at night.

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Ring Pathlight Review

Ring Pathlight Review

In our review of the Ring Pathlight we cover the smart features of Ring’s smart wireless landscape lights designed to be placed in your yard.

The Ring Pathlight is battery powered making it completely wire free and it connects to the Ring app on your phone to allow for smart lighting control using the Ring Smart Bridge. Once the Ring Pathlights are connected they allow you to turn them on and off from your phone, adjust the brightness or adjust the built in motion detection settings on the Pathlight.

The Ring Pathlights work with Alexa and can be set to activate your Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras to record when motion is detected by the built in motion sensor on the Ring Pathlights.

The Ring Pathlight is an ingenious landscape light that allows anyone to install landscape lighting quickly without the worry of running built in wiring.

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Smart Switch No Neutral

Smart Switch No Neutral

How to install a smart switch no neutral: We give you the options for installing a smart light switch if you don’t have a neutral wire in your existing junction box for your light switch.

We provide four options for installing a smart light switch with no neutral wire. We tell you how you can add a neutral wire to your existing switch box so you can install any smart switch and what smart light switches will work without a neutral.

If you don’t want to do any wiring in your home and you don’t have an existing neutral wire you can also you smart light bulbs like the phillips hue light bulbs instead of a smart light switch. You can also connect your smart light switches to amazon alexa for full voice control.

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