By adding some HomeKit enabled devices to the mix, you can make things a little more futuristic and much more interesting if you decorate your home for the holidays. You can ask Siri to turn off your tree, power down your reindeer, and shut down the lights of the red and green yard. Going smart is easy; just use some of the plugs and lights we’ve collected to start off right off to the Holiday season.
Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Outdoor LightStrip
The price of Christmas and the holiday lights is (much) smaller than normal, but Philips Hue Lightstrip can provide for a dazzling display of your holiday at home. This light strip is seven feet in a bendable strip of multi-colored LEDs. You can wrap it around your furniture, put it behind your television or home entertainment setup, attach it to your baseboard, etc. It’s beautiful! Amazon’s $90.
Philips Hue Calla White & Color Ambiance Outdoor Pathway Light
Candy cane track lights are a staple in outdoor shows, but why bother to place them every season? The Pathway Light Hue Calla supports bright and clean white colors and lights up your sidewalk or driveway 24/7, 365 days a year with up to 650 light lumens. Amazon’s $128.
Philips Hue Single Premium A19 Smart Bulb
Picking up some extra Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance bulbs will be considered if you have Philips Hue lights in your home. They are bright, they can turn into loads of various colors, and they are only clean doggone! If you watch your preferred holiday movies, and if you want to bring a little winter into your home, you can create a theme that is red and green. Amazon for $48.
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Belkin’s Wemo Mini features a slim profile that won’t block your outlet’s other receptacle, allowing two of them to be used simultaneously. The Mini is UL security accredited and offers a three-year warranty that will keep your tree sparkling for years to come. $21 Amazon.
Eve Energy – Smart Plug & Power Meter
Eve Energy’s intelligent and it’s equipped with a light indicator doubling as a button-press the green button, just turn it on and off. It will also allow you to track power consumption, and the Eve app does an excellent job of visualizing that data over time, keeping you aware of how much energy your lights use. $42 on Amazon.
iHome iSP100 Wifi Outdoor Smart Plug
The iHome iSP100 Outdoor Smart Plug offers all external decorations with the convenience of HomeKit. The controlling of your outdoor display is just a tap or a scream, and when automation is on and off you can even schedule, making sure you don’t leave it all evening. Amazon for $34.