Smart home - Smart lights

More and more older adults are being pointed to using digital services for their needs, to connect digitally, to receive information digitally, and to keep safe digitally. Why not invest in solutions that can help make their lives easier with the added bonus of safety?

Best Buy Health have partnered with trusted vendors and have created curated bundles for an easy shopping experience. Additionally, they have included the installation and a tutorial from Geed Squad.

LED Lighting - Smart Lights

Philips Hue In Better Light Bundle – Starter Kit

Smart lighting is perfect for everyone because they combine safety, health benefits, convenience, and fun. The Philips Hue in Better Light Bundles combines the lights, sensors, and Geek Squad expertise making a complete solution well suited for older individuals living in their own homes.

Safety: Tech makes life better at any age, but smart lighting, like that provided by the Philips Hue Bundle, can make any home safer. Easily customizable for any home layout, smart lights combined with motion detectors can be set to provide low level lighting during the night as needed, reducing risk of walking or tripping over objects. An added benefit is the security provided by automated lights that turn on even when away for the holidays, simulating the presence of the home owner. This feature can reduces stress and worry during the holidays!

Health Benefits: Winter days are short and nights are long … the opposite is true in the summer. However our bodies are healthiest and less stressed with a steady schedule. Smart lights can help our bodies adjust to changing seasons with “wake up” and “wind down” routines. Also, many studies have provided evidence that light at the appropriate times can help reduce feelings of isolation and depression for all of us. Geek Squad will show your loved one how to adjust the timing and brightness levels of their new lights for personalized benefits year round.

Philips Hue app - Smart lights

Convenience: Smart technology offers a level of control over devices that we don’t get any other way. Philips Hue Bundle offers a level of control few people have in their home. For example, you can choose to adjust their lights from literally anywhere in the world. For example, if someone is visiting a friend, they can turn on or off their home lights just using their phone. While at home, they can use a traditional switch if they prefer. 

Fun: Smart lights are fun to use. Unlike traditional lights, Philips Hue lights can easily be set to different colours and shades to match a mood or create an atmosphere. Reduce the intensity during a movie, or set the colour to lavender for a peaceful dinner with friends. Geek Squad will show your loved one how easy it is: it’s just as easy to change the colour as it is to turn it on!

What do you get with the Philips Hue Smart Light Bundle 

The bundle comes with these great Philips Hue products:

  1. Philips Hue Colour Starter Kit – 4 Pack
  2. Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus V4 2m (6.6 ft.) Smart LED Light Strip
  3. Philips Hue Indoor Motion Sensor – White
  4. Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Switch


Replace regular light bulbs with those provided in the starter kit to turn any lamp or lighting fixture into a smart, connected smart light. Install light strip along stairs or under the bed for subtle lighting along a high traffic area of the home, or an area that gets more traffic late at night.

Geek Squad installation and setup

One of the key benefits of this smart lights bundle is that you don’t have to be tech-savvy experience all of the benefits discussed above. Geek Squad Smart Home Services is included in this bundle. Purchase this bundle for a loved one and Geek Squad agents will come to your loved one’s home, install the lights where they would like them, connecting all of the components and connect them to the home network, and set up the app for them on their mobile device. Geek Squad will also provide step-by-step tutorials on all the different ways to control the smart lights around the home. 

Best Buy also has helpful step by step instructions that you and your loved one can enjoy at any time. The Best Buy Digital Citizen website is filled with great information for lifelong learning to help everyone get more from technology. Learn how to stay safe online, how to access and use various apps, and a lot more. Visit the Best Buy Digital Citizen website and enter the topic that interests you in the search bar at the top. You’ll be amazed at how simple learning can be.

Personalizing home lighting for safer and more convenience living just makes sense. Having Geek Squad do the installation is the icing on the cake. That’s why the Philips Hue In Better Light Bundle is perfect for older adults. 

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


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