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Smart Home Automation – The Ultimate Guide

Smart technology can improve nearly every aspect of your life, including your home. Smart home automation technology revolutionized the way we control appliances, lighting, security, and even the temperature in your home. But, what is smart home automation, really? What are its capabilities and limitations? In this guide, you’ll learn what smart home automation actually is. We’ll

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024

23 gifts to make dad smile Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show appreciation for the dads in our lives. This year, we’ve curated a list of 18 gifts that are sure to bring a smile to his face, from tech gadgets to everyday essentials. Here are our top picks for 2024:   Dash Cam

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The Best Decorative Lighting Stores in Richmond, Virginia

Every year, Livewire talks to hundreds of households in Central Virginia and Richmond about their smart technology and lighting needs. Because of this, people often ask us where they should buy their high end decorative light fixtures, like lamps, chandeliers, lanterns, pendants, and sconces, in the Richmond area. Because we love quality light, we know how

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What Is Wi-Fi 7?

Our reliance on wireless connectivity is ever-growing. With more devices in our homes, the demand for faster, more reliable Wi-Fi is ever-present. Enter Wi-Fi 7, the latest innovation poised to revolutionize how we connect. But what exactly is Wi-Fi 7? Wi-Fi 7, also known as IEEE 802.11be, is the newest generation of Wi-Fi technology. Building upon

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Important Update: Known Issues with Latest Sonos App Update

An important update regarding the latest Sonos app update and its potential impact on your experience. Our Recommendation: First and foremost, Livewire recommends not updating your Sonos app at this time. We want to ensure that you have the best possible experience with your Sonos system, and updating to the latest version may result in encountering

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Product Review: Savant Power System Demo Kit

The Savant Power System is all about catering to a desire for energy independence through alternative energy sources and time-of-use (TOU) power schedules As more energy and lighting options are flooding the market in recent months, it’s starting to resemble one of the AV world’s original “raisons d’etre”: Replacing coffee tables of clutter with universal remote

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Are High-CRI Bulbs Energy Efficient?

  We all want our homes to be filled with beautiful, vibrant colors. But when it comes to lighting, there’s a hidden factor called CRI that might make us worry about our energy bills.  Because we love quality light at Livewire, many of our lighting clients have asked us about the energy efficiency of CRI light

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Livewire Enters High Voltage With Lightsource Division Offering Cutting-Edge Lighting & Electrical Solutions

Livewire, a premier provider of state-of-the-art technology integration services, is proud to announce the launch of Lightsource, its newest division specializing in lighting design and electrical solutions for homes & businesses. “Lightsource represents the culmination of our dedication to improving lives by simplifying technology for our customers,” said Henry Clifford, Livewire CEO. “For years, we’ve been

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Listen to the What’s Up ProSource Podcast With Guest Henry Clifford

What’s Up ProSource: A podcast for the custom integration channel Once a month ProSource CEO, Jim Pearse, talks about what is happening in the custom integration industry. On episode 4, Jim interviews Henry Clifford, CEO and owner of Livewire. Did you know that not only does Henry run Livewire, but he also founded and stood up

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A Cost-Effective Solution For Revolutionizing Gym Audio

Are you tired of hitting the gym at a resort only to be greeted by lackluster audio systems? I certainly was, and after two disappointing trips, I decided it was time to engineer a solution that not only addresses this problem but also offers substantial cost benefits. Enter my conceptual design, a game-changer in the realm

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