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What You Need to Know to Start Controlling Your Home with the myTouchSmart App

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Life is complicated. Your smart home doesn't need to be. That's where our newest line of myTouchSmart Wi-Fi smart home products come in. This new line makes it easy for you to automate your lighting and small appliances from anywhere to be on or off when you need them most. Ranging from smart plugs to smart switches and outlets, these products redefine the means of easy living through an intuitive app that brings control to your fingertips.

Still not sure how it all works? We've laid out how Wi-Fi smart products make your home smarter. Here's everything you need to know to start controlling your home with myTouchSmart.

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Topics: Around the Home, Smart Home

Our Favorite Café Lighting Fall Trends You Need to Know About

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As soon as the first leaf falls, Americans all over the nation jump with joy. The autumn season brings a few associated favorites that get everyone in the spirit whether that be football, Halloween, comfy sweaters, pumpkin spiced lattes or hearty comfort food! One thing is for sure no matter what you are into, fall is a season to get excited about. The weather cools down tremendously, activities become more casual and cozy and the speed of summer slows down into fall. As nature transitions into the new season with changing colors, so too can your décor.
 
There's no need to purchase all new design either. Those string lights you hung up earlier in the year are perfect for fall and winter too! We've rounded up some of our favorite trends for fall using Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights- a key transitional piece to every home that can be used for any season. 

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Topics: Around the Home, LED Lighting

5 Reasons You Need Outdoor Security Lights Around Your Home

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Security lighting is a necessity for every home! We have all seen outdoor lighting down the streets of our hometowns, around restaurants, social gathering places and within our neighborhoods. But aside from the simple fact that this helps you see your surroundings when the day turns to night, why else do we need security lights?

Security lighting is a multi-purpose purchase that pays off in several beneficial ways. Here are the top reasons why you need to have security lights around your home.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Landscape Lighting

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 While it might come as second nature to have appreciation for design, knowing how to lay it out yourself may come as more of a challenge. In a time where teaching yourself comes as easily as typing what you want to know into a search bar on the internet, we believe everyone has the potential to be their own DIY expert.

This resource guide considers the do's and don'ts of your landscape lighting so you'll be equipped with the know-how to create a beautiful, eye-catching outdoor landscape that you can appreciate forever in a one-time effort.

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Topics: LED Lighting, How To

Introducing the New GE-Branded Enbrighten Motion LED Security Lights

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Just in time for the upcoming fall and winter months, there are new home security lighting options for consumers. In these later months of the year, evenings tend to get darker earlier in the day. This shift in natural brightness can make returning home from work in the evenings alarming as pathways, driveways, garages, backyards and more are left in the dark. Statistics show that well lit neighborhoods have a lower crime rate. Our new outdoor motion sensor security lights are a great solution to illuminate your space at night and help detect any unexpected activity around your home. We've highlighted some of the special features that make these GE-branded Enbrighten LED Security Lights stand out among the rest:

  • 4 Selectable Light Temperature Options (Accent mode)
  • Lighting Schedule Options 
  • 4 Motion Detection Ranges
  • Easy Setup and Installation 
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Topics: LED Lighting, Safety & Security, Around the Home

Adding Curb Appeal with Color Changing Landscape Lighting

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Whether you are remodeling a fixer upper, putting your house on the market or simply improving areas around your home, the common goal is to make your space presentable in a way that is eye-catching and stands out to everyone who comes in sight of it.

Curb appeal is the key of all home design, but arguably just as important is the security around the home. Landscape lighting is the combined answer for curb appeal and home security as it establishes the first impression and doubles with functionality by also adding safety to the home. 

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Topics: How To, LED Lighting, Around the Home

Home Lighting with these Not So Average Night Lights

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The days of simple night lights are over. With features such as motion sensors, emergency lighting, projecting night lights and various color changing options, night lights can do more than light up a dark corner or hallway. You'll be surprised by what these not-so-average night lights can do. Not only will you drive out your pitch darkness but do it in unique fashion that will appeal to your senses, your bank account and your circadian rhythm.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Around the Home

Our Top How-To Videos on YouTube: Digital Timers Edition

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In a world with 7 billion videos between YouTube and Facebook alone, consumers are now finding information in ways other than black and white text. Not only do to we turn to online videos to be entertained and inspired, but also to learn something new or learn how to do things–like programming a timer!

With how-to videos growing in search volume by 70% every year, it is no surprise that 86% of viewers say they regularly turn to YouTube to learn something new. Consumers are also four times as likely to want to watch a product video than read about a product. Combining multi-sensory learning with visuals, audio and text, videos are the perfect way to jump right in and become an expert in minutes.

This roundup include some of our most popular how-to videos on timers and will help answer your questions and guide you through setting up your timer, programming custom scenes, controlling outdoor lights, and installing in-wall timers. So you can spend less time reading manuals and more time enjoying the benefits of simplified lighting control with your new timer.

Here are a few of our popular how-to videos on YouTube to assist you in your timer setup.

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Topics: How To, Around the Home, Smart Home, Q&A

5 Bloggers Reveal Their Outdoor Gear Essentials

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Summer is officially here! And along with the feeling of freedom that summer brings us, comes the urge to be active and get outdoors. While you don’t have to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro (unless you’re MMA Fighter Justin Wren - founder of Fight for the Forgotten,) simply getting outside anywhere you can is good for your soul, your body and making lasting memories. But for those of us who don’t identify as “outdoorsy,” how do you get started? What outdoor gear do you need?

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Topics: LED Lighting, Power

The Not-So Secret Life of Pets in Smart Homes

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Would you believe there are roughly 300 million pets in the nation today and at least one pet can be found in over half of the households in the US? In today’s world, Fido isn’t as much the dog in the backyard as he is an included and beloved family member. Whether he gets organic grain-free meals, vitamins and supplements, a biweekly blow-out from the salon or regular wellness exams at the trusted neighborhood vet, it is apparent that pets have a presence and a say in the households of Americans now more than ever.

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