ARTICLE Nicole James

Some smart home accessories need a central controller to connect to your smart device. We take a look at some of the best smart home automation hubs and how much you would be expected to pay to get started.

Fibaro Home Center 2

The controller for Fibaro home automation accessories. Starting from $649 from Fibaro.

White Fibaro Home Center 2 box


Wi-fi Lights Bridge

Acts as translator between your phone and wi-fi light bulbs. $55 from Wi-fi Lights, international shipping available.

Wifi Lights Bridge, white, sqaure controller

Vivent GoControl controller

This GoControl touch screen panel is equipped with remote control capabilities and two-way communication to access and control your Vivint security system in your home. From $49.99 from Vivint.

Father and son using white Vivent GoControl controller


Philips Hue Connected Bulb – starter pack

3 Hue light bulbs of 600 lumen (40Watt equivalent) and Hue bridge to connect to router. $279 from Philips.

Phillps Hue Connected Bulb - starter pack

Philips Hue Tap

A controller for your lights for when your battery is low on your smart device or is occupied by your kids. $89.95 from Philips.

White Phillips Hue Tap

WeMo LED bulb starter kit

Available for screw-in and bayonet light outlets – control and schedule your lights to automatically detect sunrise/sunset. $199.95 from Belkin.

WeMo LED bulb starter kit, with two bulbs and sensor

Read “Wireless Home Lighting Solutions” for wireless lighting options and prices to compliment your other smart home gadgets.

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This article by Nicole James featured on page 20 of Issue 016 of Renovate Magazine. Renovate Magazine is an easy to use resource providing fresh inspiration and motivation at every turn of the page.

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