Legrand’s Home Smart Lighting Lineup Now Available

Announced via a press release today, electrical specialist Legrand, is bringing their Home Smart Lighting line of connected devices to HomeKit. The Home Smart Lighting lineup is a Wi-Fi connected, platform agnostic series of devices that work without the need for a separate hub. In addition to Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon’s Alexa, and the Google Assistant are also supported making Legrand’s offerings one of the rare … Continue reading Legrand’s Home Smart Lighting Lineup Now Available

How to Set The Default Speed of a Lutron Caseta Fan Speed Control Switch With Automations

Welcome to HomeKit 101, our guide to navigating the Home App, Creating Automations and More within the HomeKit Universe. Now that Spring has arrived in the United States and temperatures are warming up, many people, myself included, turn to ceiling fans to help keep their cool. Prior to the recent release of Lutron’s Caseta Wireless Speed Control Switch, the only way to control HomeKit fan … Continue reading How to Set The Default Speed of a Lutron Caseta Fan Speed Control Switch With Automations

Belkin’s HomeKit Enabled 3-Way Wemo Light Switch Shipping in May

Originally announced at CES 2019, Belkin’s updated Wemo Light Switch, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The switch, which now features native HomeKit support without the need for an additional hub also supports Alexa and the Google Assistant making it one of the more flexible options available. The updated switch is currently only available in a 2-pack for $79.52, and is listed as shipping … Continue reading Belkin’s HomeKit Enabled 3-Way Wemo Light Switch Shipping in May

Lutron Caseta Wireless Fan Speed Control Review

Originally announced at CES 2019 in January of this year, the Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Fan Speed Control Switch is now available for purchase at places such as Amazon and The Home Depot. The switch, which garnered a lot of enthusiasm from within the HomeKit community when it was announced, underwent a series of conflicting reports as to whether or not it actually supported HomeKit. … Continue reading Lutron Caseta Wireless Fan Speed Control Review

Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit Review

After years of trying to find the perfect light switch, and avoiding hubs at all cost, I recently gave in and purchased a Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit. While I had always known that Lutron’s Caseta line was hailed as being the fastest responding, most reliable lighting solution on the market, I was still holding out for a simpler device that would … Continue reading Lutron Caseta Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit Review

Eve Systems Announces 3 New HomeKit Devices at IFA 2018

Today at the annual IFA Conference in Berlin, Eve Systems has announced multiple new HomeKit compatible devices. While the devices are not new categories for HomeKit, the company’s design flair adds a unique premium look to otherwise ordinary devices. First up, the company has announced the Eve Power Strip. The strip includes 3 outlets (with both US and EU versions were announced), which can be … Continue reading Eve Systems Announces 3 New HomeKit Devices at IFA 2018

Leviton Decora Smart Light Switch & Dimmer Review

When Leviton, a trusted manufacturer of electrical products announced a hub-less Wi-Fi light switch and dimmer that was compatible with HomeKit, I was immediately interested. I expected to see great performance, amazing reliability and great build quality, so much so that I immediately bought 2 switches and 2 dimmers soon after they became available despite their cost, $49.99 each. I felt so confident in the … Continue reading Leviton Decora Smart Light Switch & Dimmer Review

Eve Light Switch Review

Eve, and their line of HomeKit smart home devices has been a big supporter of Apple’s HomeKit platform since it was introduced a few years ago. Their support has continued to this day, with the manufacturer still featuring devices that only support HomeKit, resisting the trend to appeal to a wider audience. While this can be seen as limiting, as no platform is guaranteed to … Continue reading Eve Light Switch Review

Insignia Light Switch Review

The Insignia Wi-Fi Smart In-Wall (Model NS-CH1XIS8) light switch is an interesting switch to review for a couple of different reasons. First, the switch, being a Best Buy house brand are limited in their availability. Second, the switches do not have the greatest of reviews stemming from them being available to both iOS and Android users through the Insignia Connect App or through smart home … Continue reading Insignia Light Switch Review