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10 Ideas to Step Up Your Smart Home Automations

So, you have basic automations set up and you’re ready for the next level. We’ve compiled our Top 10 ideas for  advanced automations and routines to help elevate your experience from smart home, to smart life. Hint: you’ll never forget your umbrella again! The IFTTT (If This, Then That) tool was always going to be […] Read

Tips and Tricks for Your Smart Relay

Previously, we’ve explored what a Smart Relay is and how it works, but as the unsung heroes of Smart Home devices, you might be looking for more information on what exactly can you do with them. After all, one of the most difficult things with any piece of smart home tech is making the most […] Read

Are Smart Homes Really Energy-Efficient?

Sustainability, eco-friendly, and energy efficiency have become increasingly important for homeowners over the last 5 years or so, and the biggest concern for many is their power usage. We’ve seen a huge rise in green energy suppliers such as Bulb, Octopus, and Ecotricity; helping consumers to shift away from coal and oil, but there are […] Read

What is Intelligent Living?

In the last year, smart home aficionados have come across more and more talk about something called Intelligent Living. Experts and industry leaders have been discussing this concept more and more, but it’s not a term that’s worked its way into the consumer lexicon just yet.  So what does Intelligent Living mean, and how can […] Read

Smart Sockets v Smart Plugs

When it comes to Smart Power, there are two main camps to choose from: Smart Plugs, or Smart Sockets. This roughly breaks down to the difference between a plug-and-play option or a hardwired one. Of course, in both cases you’re able to control your devices remotely; through an app or voice command. You can set […] Read

Lightwave: A Green Solution

The last Saturday of March marks an important day for environmentalists the world over, as millions of homes across more than 180 countries switch off their lights as part of Earth Hour. The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, and Earth Hour helps to bring attention to what we all can […] Read

Are Smart Lights Energy Efficient?

LED lights have made a big impact on energy efficiency. Dropping the energy usage of a ‘standard’ lamp from 40W to 4W makes a difference, especially when you apply it to every light in the home. However, we can still interact with our lights in a more efficient way. Most people don’t mean to be […] Read

Why Smart Lighting?

Are smart lights worth it? Lightwave explores reasons why smart lighting is a positive upgrade to make to your home. Find out more about the cost, environmental and health benefits of smart lighting and how you can begin your smart home adventure today. What is smart lighting? The term ‘Smart lighting’ generally refers to a lighting system […] Read

IFTTT Home Automation

Automate Lightwave dimmers, for example, using the IFTTT web app that control Internet-connected devices. IFTTT HOME AUTOMATION If this, then that Control your smart home with IFTTT and Lightwave. IFTTT stands for ‘If this, then that.’ It is a free web based application that allows you to connect, control and automate a large variety of […] Read

Are Smart Homes Really Energy-Efficient?

Sustainability, eco-friendly, and energy efficiency have become increasingly important for homeowners over the last 5 years or so, and the biggest concern for many is their power usage. Read