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Nowadays, many smart devices can be easily retrofitted and operated by radio. Nevertheless, a smart home still needs a lot of cables for a variety of reasons. Not all components can be operated with rechargeable batteries or batteries – this is especially true for control centers and lamps in floor lamps. Most of the devices used for control also require electricity – regardless of whether it is a smartphone, tablet, remote control or a smart button.
Cables are also often still in demand for data transmission. A LAN connection is usually indispensable for the control center; in the case of some smart speakers, it is at least preferable to the WLAN network if reception is poor. This sometimes leads to another problem: a lack of LAN ports and sockets. Distribution solutions, in turn, require more space and also need to be stowed away properly.
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Backlighting in the kitchen or subtle lighting for the garden? This is easy to do with smart light sources and this heise online special shows you how it’s done: The new heise online special focuses on the topic of smart lighting. We tell you what possibilities smart light offers and how you can find the right LED lamp. In several comparative tests, we will introduce you to lighting systems and LED lamps for the common E14 and E27 sockets. The special also provides all the information you need for smart light in the garden and on the terrace.
In short, there is a lot of potential for cable management in a smart home. We show you how you can get this under control with the right accessories – as aesthetically as possible and so flexible that everything can be adjusted if necessary without finger acrobatics and patience.
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