Category Archives: Lighting

2018 Inovelli Z-Wave Plus Smart Switch Indoor / Outdoor

Inovelli just sent over their 2018 lineup of Z-wave switches.Today we’re going to dig into their outdoor plug in modules, indoor plug in modules and in-wall switches. And as is always the case with Inovelli, there’s a few cool surprises to be found in their smart home gear.

 

All switches work with Wink Hub 2, SmartThings and Vera hubs.

Inovelli In-wall Z-wave Plus Paddle Dimmer Switch

  • IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Must have Neutral Wire for this to work — please check your wiring prior to purchasing
  • OVERVIEW: Z-Wave Plus Switch with Manual or Remote Dimming with Instant Status Reporting // SCENE SUPPORT: For SmartThings Only (Other HUB’s will only have Dimming control)
  • SIMPLE 3 & 4-WAY WIRING: No need for an auxiliary switch! Can be used with a regular ON/OFF (non-smart) switch (NOTE: “Non-Smart” switch has to be an On/Off 3-Way, not a Dimming 3-Way) | IMPORTANT: 4-Way Must have Line/Load in the Same Box | Feel free to reach out to our licensed electrician for help prior to purchase
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: White & Almond Faceplates, White & Almond Paddles, White & Almond Screws (for Faceplate), a Neutral Jumper Wire, and our Step by Step Instructions for SmartThings, Wink Hub 2 & Vera Hubs

OSRAM Sylvania Lightify Flex RGBW Strips

Here are 10 things you should know about OSRAM Sylvania Lightify Flex Strips. Are you interested in smart led lighting that will make your home the talk of the neighborhood?

These fit into the category of Smart Connected Lights and are full color LEDs, meaning you get Red – Green – Blue and wide range of adjustable white.

These are full spectrum LEDs, which means you can control the strips to make just the right color using red green blue color combinations.If you watched Part 2 of my how to start you smart home series you saw that I’m using these as accent lighting on my home theater display, under my bar and around my guitar case.But to be honest, I rarely control Flex strips by voice commands since my schedules and robots are so efficient.

Inside the box you’ll find a sexy 12 volt power supply, the Zigbee LED strip light controller and three two-foot light strips.These are high quality LED strips.

SYLVANIA Smart+ LED Connected Flex Light Strip

  • Control your lights from almost anywhere in the world from the palm of your hand. The Sylvania Lightify Flex Strips produce high quality RGB + White light that you can tune, dim and control from your smartphone or tablet. Easy to install with adhesive tape on the back to attach to solid surfaces, flexible to contour around corners.
  • Create rich indirect light scenes in your home in thousands of colors and 2700-6500K white.
  • Set behind TV’s as a bias light for more enjoyable watching.
  • Install as under counter lights, or in bookcases or display cases.
  • Use in coves or soffits or to highlight architectural features. Perfect for home theater and home bar lighting.
  • Can be cut in 6 inch increments at pre-marked lines. Extend to 20 feet by adding 2 foot extensions, sold separately. Includes power supply module, plus 3 – 2′ Flex Strips.
  • Compatible with your existing smart home system – Use with Wink, SmartThings, Vera Hub
  • Add light bulbs, luminaries, switches and other accessories. Lightify or compatible ZigBee gateway is required (sold separately.)

SYLVANIA Smart+ LED Connected Flex Light Strip

  • Expansion kit for Lightify Flex Strips. Contains 2 – 2′ Flex Strips.
  • Control your lights from almost anywhere in the world from the palm of your hand. The Sylvania Lightify Flex Strips produce high quality RGB + White light that you can tune, dim and control from your smartphone or tablet. Easy to install with adhesive tape on the back to attach to solid surfaces, flexible to contour around corners.
  • Can be cut in 6 inch increments at pre-marked lines. Extend to 20 feet by adding 2 foot extensions, sold separately.
  • Compatible with your existing smart home system – Use with Wink, SmartThings, Echo (Wink or SmartThings hub required.) Add light bulbs, luminaries, switches and other accessories. Lightify or compatible ZigBee gateway is required (sold separately.)

OSRAM LIGHTIFY Wireless Gateway

  • CONTROL LIGHTING – The center of your smart home system. Set timers, wakeup lights, alarms, dim the lights- all through Lightify smartphone app.
  • PAIRS WITH ALEXA WITH LIGHTIFY SKILL – Use your favorite voice assistant to turn on/off or dim lights. (color adjustment through Lightify App only)
  • PLAYS NICE WITH OTHERS – Link with other Zigbee compatible products, including motion sensors, switches, outlets and Nest Thermostat
  • New firmware for better stability and responsiveness. Please be sure to update to newest version when prompted during setup for the best experience.

Start Your Smart Home: Part 2 – Smart Lighting

Trying to figure out where to start your smart home.Today we are going to review Part 2 of how to start your smart home with Lighting and Switches.

In Part 1 of the how to start your smart home series we talked about the need for a smart hub. In that video I mentioned that a great place to start your DIY smart home automation was with lighting. The reason for this is because lighting is the most versatile of all smart home features.