Black Friday: Expand your HomeKit smart home with these deals – AppleInsider

November 28, 2021 by No Comments

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If you’ve wanted to get started in making your house or apartment into a smart home, here are some great Black Friday deals on devices that support HomeKit to bring more automation to your life.

LIFX Lighting

Lighting producer LIFX’s Color A19 E26 is a great way to get started with smart lighting, providing 1,110 lumens of light and over 550 billion possible color steps, along with a huge white range from 1,500k to 9,000K. It’s available for $34.99, down from $49.99.

The Clean A19 E26 provides the usual benefits of smart lighting, including a range of colors and control via Siri, but with the inclusion of a HEV mode that uses High Energy Visible LEDs to destroy bacteria in the same way as UV light. They are available for $41.98 instead of $69.99.

For your television, you could add the Z TV Lightstrip 40-inch to the back, providing backlighting and helping protect your eyes. Controllable using Siri and HomeKit, the strip could also be placed anywhere else in the home, such as under cabinets or shelves.

The Z TV Lightstrip is currently priced at $37.99, saving $35.

Meross Bulbs, Switches, and Smart Plugs

Meross’ range of smart home devices cover the gamut of platforms, including support for HomeKit, as well as covering a wide range of device types.

If you want to get started with smart bulbs, the Meross Mart Wi-FI E26 Multi-color LED bulb packs could be a great way to add smart lighting to your home, cheaply. A two-pack costs $23.49 on Amazon, down from $28.99 if you use the on-page coupon, while you could save $9 on a four-pack using another on-page coupon, making it $40.99 on Amazon.

While you could control those bulbs using Siri, it’s nice to have some tactile switches in the room itself. The Meross Smart Light Switch two-pack is normally $40.99, but with the on-page coupon, it’s $32.99 on Amazon. Be aware that you need a neutral wire to work with your existing light switch fitting.

If you have lamps and other small devices that you want to remotely turn on and off, then you should look at the company’s collection of smart plugs. The Smart Wi-Fi Dual Plug doubles the number of devices that can connect to an outlet, as well as providing HomeKit control over each. Normally $30.99, the two-pack is $29.45 on Amazon using the on-page coupon.

If you don’t need the expansion and just want control, the two-pack of the Smart Plug Mini is down from $25 at $22 on Amazon using the on-page coupon.

Lutron Smart Switches

If you want to get a bunch of smart switches for your smart home network, it’s hard to go wrong than to pick up the Lutron Caseta Deluxe Smart Dimmer Switch Kit. Able to work with Alexa and Google Assistant, it also includes support for HomeKit.

The kit contains two dimmers meant to be mounted to the wall, along with wallplates to help improve the appearance on the wall itself. Unlike other switches, Lutron designed the dimmers so that they work without needing the neutral wire, so they will work in practically any home.

Also in the kit is the Lutron hub, for connecting the switches to the network. There are also a …….



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