If you are interested in smart technology, installing smart lighting is a good place to start. Below is information on how this lighting works, as well as some benefits it can offer you and your family.
Smart lighting involves replacing your current light bulbs with smart light bulbs. These light bulbs fit into the same sockets that your current light bulbs use.
A hub that connects to the Internet is installed in your home. The hub connects the smart bulbs together allowing you much more control over the lighting in your home. Once you have the system installed, you can purchase smart light bulbs at most home improvement stores if you ever need to replace one of them. These bulbs are LED light bulbs. You could even connect your smart lighting to other devices, such as your home security system. If you have other smart devices installed in your home, your smart light bulbs can also communicate with them.
Smart light bulbs can connect to the internet via Wi-Fi or they can network with a Bluetooth-enabled device in your home.
Smart Lighting Benefits
One of the main benefits of using smart lighting is you can turn the lights on and off using only your voice. You could also control the lights through an app installed on your smartphone. This means you would not have to get up to turn the lights on or off.
If you choose Energy Star smart light bulbs, they use approximately 90% less energy when compared to standard light bulbs. This can help save you money on your monthly energy bills. LED smart lights last longer when compared to standard light bulbs.
You can set smart lights to turn on at a certain time and turn off at a certain time. You may want the lights to dim when it gets close to nighttime or completely turn off. You could have the lights automatically turned on before you get home from work, so you won't have to walk into a dark home.
Installing smart lighting will increase the security of your home to keep you and your family safe. This is because many of these bulbs feature motion detection. This causes the lights to turn on if someone steps near them. This works much like security lights that you can install outside your home. For example, if you are in your home with the lights off and a light turns on in a room near you, this tells you someone else is in your home.
Talk with a company that sells and installs smart lighting and they can give you more information.