This post is sponsored by Hive. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You’ve heard me sing the praises of Hive smart home products before, but this Fall they’ve really kicked it up a notch. For those of you who are new to Hive let me give you a quick rundown of what it is. Hive is a family of smart products and services that connect your home and make daily living a little easier. There are several options to choose from, beginning with the Hive Starter Plan at only $9.99 a month. Hive allows you to control your thermostat, lights and appliances from your smartphone. In addition to using the award-winning app to control this system, the technology also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.

Hive recently released two new products: The color-changing Hive Active Light and the Hive Camera. I’m obsessed with their new color-changing smart lightbulbs, which creates the perfect ambience for watching creepy horror flicks this Halloween! It sets the perfect thriller aesthetic. I’m going to have a party to watch the new Stranger Things season on Netflix and I know the color-changing Hive Active Light is going to take my Halloween decor to the next level. The great thing is, once Halloween is over, I can opt for a different setting.  You can adjust these smart bulbs for brightness and choose from 16 million colors. Yes, 16 million!

As I’ve mentioned before, my favorite thing about my Hive smart home plans is how much money and energy I save by controlling my Hive Active Lights remotely. Do you have spontaneous plans after work? Or are you going away for the holidays? You’ll always enter a bright home by switching your lights on from your smartphone. And Mimic Mode makes it look like your home when you’re not, throwing off potential intruders. Just replace your existing light bulb with a Hive Active Light and pair it with your Hive Hub.

The new Hive Camera keeps an eye on things at home when you can’t be there. It’s got live-streamed HD footage, two-way audio, and night vision so you can see what’s happening, from anywhere. Watch and zoom from your smartphone. It’s not just for security; the Hive Camera can also show you when your pet is getting into something. As a mom to two large dogs, now I can finally figure out which one has been chewing up my old running sneakers when I’m not home. The camera has a two-way audio feature too. It includes a 16GB memory card, which you can replace with up to 128GB.

The Hive Hub

Did you know that the number of burglaries rises during the holidays? While more than $2,000 in property loss is usually reported from these crimes, very few result in an arrest. You’ll reduce your chances of a becoming a victim with a few simple precautions, like automating your lights and appliances and using window and door sensors. Make it so that your TV turns on or that your lights dim at various times, and make sure an alarm sounds if someone tries to enter your home. (An astonishing 34% of burglars come in through the front door.) If your home is a target this year, you’ll have better chances of catching the burglar if you’ve got video of the crime. Hive can not only make your home more convenient but probably safer, too.

For a limited time, I’m partnering with Hive to give a 10% discount to all of my readers, by using my code: HIVEDANASIA10 Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to keep your home LIT (quite literally) and safe this Fall!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hive. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • blckberry13

    I’ve been looking for some smart home products that are not too costly. Thanks for this review, I will check them out!

  • Automating your lights is a great idea. When I was young our house was robbed twice. My mom used to turn on lights at a certain time and we finally got timed lights for the front and back porch when we were away from home. I still leave lights on if I know I’ll be gone while it’s dark. It’s a great deterrent.

  • I haven’t heard of these lights, but I have hue lights though out my house and can’t imagine life without the color and brightness options. I will check these out more too.

  • Tiffany Heard

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this product, but I love the fact that you can control and see everything from your smart phone. I also like that you can save energy.

  • Yes, I agree. Protecting your valuables is very important. Thanks for sharing the details of the Hive products. I think the color-changing light bulbs are awesome.

  • Kirstin Fuller

    Hive is popular! I’ve been hearing a lot about their products lately. I love the concept of being able to monitor everything going on in the home when you’re away.

  • KoKoa Magazine

    This sis so dope. I need to grab one of these systems for my home. I have a camera doorbell I love so I am down for updating.

  • Maya Witten Claros

    I would love to turn my lights on remotely! Sounds like a lot of fun. However, I would be nervous of the camera being hacked into

  • I love energy efficient products. When we bought our new house one of my first purchases was energy efficient lights for every light source in our home.

  • Akamatra

    I recently wrote a post on how to save on your energy consumption in your home. This looks like a great product to help with that.

  • Azanique

    This is so awesome! Such a perfect tip for new homeowners.

    -xo, Azanique |

  • We have been considering adding some of these products to our house too to work with our Alexa! Thanks for the post!

    <3 Nicole

  • I haven’t heard of this brand before but definitely need to check it out!

  • Saving power and energy as much as we can is the only solution for a better tomorrow. will definitely check this out!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    I love this idea. Saving energy can save costs. I will check it out.

  • Annie Marie

    This is cool! I’ll definitely have to check them out 🙂

  • Deimarys Colon

    This is the first time I hear about this company. It does sound like a trustable brand and a really good product. Will check It out!

  • I really like the sound of this!

  • Carissa

    I havent heard of this but it’s a great idea!!! I will share this with my husband, we may look into this!!

  • I have never heard of them, but going to check them out as we speak! Such a great way to save money and energy! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  • Ashley McClellan Houston

    This sounds so cool! I’ve never heard of this

  • I need that camera. What a great money saving plan and those products are amazing!

  • hmm will need to check this out!!

  • Ashley Hargrove

    Oh my gosh I have been wanting to try this brand for so long now! Can’t wait to try!!

  • this looks so useful!

  • Tomiko Harvey

    I love how the light have a glow to them and I’m actually working on my office so this is right on time

  • Dying to try Hive!

  • This is definitely something I need to check out!

  • jcrewismyfavstore

    Wow, I have to look into these products! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Chelf Chelfdom

    Saving energy while being frugal and saving a few bucka at the same time definitely sounds like me! I need this products in my house as soon as possible. Great for gifts as well!

  • We seriously need this in our house – checking it out ASAP!

  • Rosemary Anderson Palmer

    Oh I haven’t heard of this but lighting is so important in so many areas of the home. And anything to save energy.

  • Dada KS

    Ohhh I think the lightning is the most important part of a succesful home decoration and this Hive system sound awesome! I will show it to my husband and ask of his thought..

  • So neat! I don’t own a home but this looks amazing.

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Wow well that is super cool!

  • That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!


  • That’s Chelsea

    I’ve never heard of Hive but I am totally here for anything that helps reduce energy consumption.

  • How cool is this! I really need to get them up in my apt

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  • Nicole Green

    These products sound so cool, think I just found what I want to get my dad for Christmas!

  • I love all of the new innovations out there with lights. There are color changing ones to set the mood and even ones that have speakers and play music via bluetooth. I think all of it is just fabulous and how these work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT is amazing.

  • Ashley Zeal

    Definitely a helpful post!

  • tayloraube

    So cool! Sounds like an essential for a home-owner and I’m very interested in these products!

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