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The Next Lighting Revolution

In many states across the U.S., homeowners can save nearly $160 annually by simply replacing a dozen standard 100-watt light bulbs with LED versions that also last 30 times longer and eat up 80…
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SMART Technology goes beyond lighting

How Does SMART Home Impact Style? These Designs are Cutting-Edge

Sharp Spaces Indoor spaces keep getting smarter and smarter with new introductions made to grow and adapt as lifestyles change. From the new smart furniture company, 37˚C Smart Home, comes a…
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Smart Speaker Adoption Update

Last September, Furniture, Lighting & Decor took a deep dive into NPR and Edison Research’s ongoing Smart Audio Report, which then estimated that about 43 million American adults ages 18 and over…
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Okay Google, Why Should I Have a Smart Speaker in My Showroom?

Are you Team Google or Team Amazon? New research out last week found these two companies heavily competing in the smart home speaker race. As Canalys reports, Google beat Amazon for the first time…
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What Amazon's Alexa Blueprints Means for Smart Homes

When Amazon first released the Echo with its voice assistant Alexa, many consumers thought "Yeah, this is cool, but do I really need this?" While consumers can connect to their Echo via bluetooth,…
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3 Reasons Why 2018 Is the Year of the Smart Home

The year 2018 is expected to be the year of the smart home — the year consumers finally embrace the true smart home movement — and there's good reason to see why. LED bulbs are coming down in price…
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Alexa and Cortana have teamed up. What It Means for Home Automation

It's rare to see tech giants consider or even willingly work together, and yet, here we are. Today The New York Times announced Amazon and Microsoft would be joining forces in the digital assistant…
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Legrand's adorne collection will now be able to talk to Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Legrand's Smart Move and What It Means for Smart Lighting

An estimated 10 million Amazon Alexa-powered devices have been sold, according to a recent report from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. This past July, the company sold three times as…
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WAC's new illumenight app can control its Aether 3.5 LED downlights and its line of outdoor landscape lighting.

What’s to Come: IoT and Smart Lighting

The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart lighting is bright. Information research and analytics provider IHS Markit predicts the residential market for connected lighting will grow from $…
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Is the Amazon Echo Dot connected technology or smart technology?

Smart vs. Connected: What's the Difference?

The average home has 24 electronic devices, and almost all of them are connecting with the internet. So with that logic, all of us are living in smart homes, right? Well not quite. Although a lot of…