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Making the switch: do smart bulbs make good home lighting automation systems?

Once you’ve sat down to watch Netflix, your motivation to get back up and turn the lights off goes down. Your lazy-side will thank your automation-side if you can turn off the lights with your smartphone from the comfort of your recliner.

But once you’re hungry for some popcorn, opening up your app to turn on and off the lights might not seem as convenient. Suddenly, the task of simply flicking a switch is turned into a multi-step process.

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This is why home lighting automation systems should always be operable from a wall switch, too.

But not all smart bulbs are created equal; even with their heftier price tags, some smart bulbs really aren’t that smart.

So which ones pass the wall switch test? Continue reading Making the switch: do smart bulbs make good home lighting automation systems?