By Julie Jacobson · April 7, 2014 • Lutron’s new Smart Bridge Pro brings apps, Internet connectivity to low-cost ClearConnect dimmers, thermostats, motorized shades, new GE smart bulbs.
By Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2013 • Lowe's Iris Home Automation, a $3 million home theater, smart bulbs, HDBaseT 2.0, HDMI, Staples Connect, Jeremy Burkhardt, Nest thermostats top the list of most popular CEPro.com stories of 2013.
By Julie Jacobson · December 23, 2013 • After raking in $1.3 million in one week on Kickstarter, smart bulb “maker” LIFX, appearing at CES 2014, still isn’t shipping product after 14 months. Now the category is stale.
By Julie Jacobson · December 4, 2013 • I’m not a huge fan of the new “smart bulbs” that can be controlled with a mobile phone, but this battery-powered SmartCharge bulb is a better kind of smart.
By Julie Jacobson · October 16, 2013 • At CEDIA 2013, URC announced Z-Wave support, tested a ZigBee LED smart bulb from LG, announced cloud-based home automation service from MiOS for just $2/month.
By Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2013 • How 25 smart home projects are faring on Kickstarter and elsewhere: smart bulbs, smart locks, energy management and other home automation (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · June 5, 2013 • Philips Hue RGB lighting control can be added inexpensively to Savant home automation systems thanks to Philips' release of API for the smart bulbs.
By Julie Jacobson · May 31, 2013 • Thanks to Philips Hue API, Extra Vegetables builds driver to incorporate low-cost RGB lighting control into home automation scenes via Control4.
By Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2013 • Are smart bulbs and sockets the best approach for lighting control? We have pros and cons plus 13 products implementing WiFi/Internet of Things, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth.