Lighting Controls

More than ever, homeowners want to turn their homes into virtual smart homes. This section provides readers with everything they need to know about lighting controls.

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…

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…

Designer USB Charger with Duplex Receptacle

Available in Silver Granite (shown here) and Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes, the Designer USB Charger with Duplex Receptacle from Eaton offers two USB ports, ideal for charging phones and other…

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…

Designer Dimmer

As the Oil Rubbed Bronze finish becomes more popular, Eaton has created lines of wall plates, switches and dimmers. Here, the Designer Dimmer comes in that Oil Rubbed Bronze finish to match the style…

Sit Back and Relax! 4 Smart Lamps that Do It All

In every well-appointed lighting design, there are the doers (think recessed ceiling fixtures and undercabinet LEDs) and those like that retro torchiere in the corner or the demure lamp on the…

State of Controls

Lighting control systems on the market today are easier to use than ever before, plus provide added layers of security and customizability for homeowners. Eaton Z-Wave collection Eaton’s Wiring…

Last Look with Stonewood LLC's Sven Gustafson

Minnesota high-end custom homebuilder Stonewood LLC incorporates smart technology into the majority of the 10 to 12 houses it builds each year. Here, peek inside one of the company’s latest projects…

Connect the Bulbs

Nowadays, light bulbs do more than just illuminate: They save energy and long-term cost; communicate with your Wi-Fi network; aid in home security; and even help to regulate circadian rhythm, all the…

8 Little-Known Skills for Amazon’s Alexa

As smart home technology becomes more popular and common place, showrooms and interior designers can expect to hear more about Amazon’s Alexa from clients. This voice service has the ability to…
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