When it comes to smart home lighting, it isn’t just the convenience and cool factor that should make you consider an upgrade; it’s also the fact that smart lighting for your home tends to be more efficient and cost-effective than standard lighting, in the long run.
Smart lights tend to be up to 80% more efficient than standard lights, and some can last for up to 40,000 hours. Also, you can set schedules for your lights to have them turn off while you’re away from home and keep energy costs down.
Not only are smart lights efficient in their ability to use less energy and to last longer, but they also offer you a sort of safety net when you’re away from home.
If you fear potential burglars could target your home because all of the lights are off when you’re away, you can set your lights to a “holiday” mode to make it appear as if you’re home.
For Your Convenience
Of course, one of the biggest benefits of smart lighting is its convenience for you and your home. Essentially, you’ll be able to control your lights from anywhere. All from your smartphone, tablet, or light controller.
The lightbulbs are radio-controlled and can offer up to 16 million different shades of lighting and colours.
Also, you can set your lights to make waking up easier. If you’re not much of a morning person, this is a huge convenience. The smart lighting system will gradually increase the brightness of your lights in the morning to mimic natural sunlight.
Once the intensity of the lights in your room reaches its normal, daylight level, you’ll likely feel much more prepared and awake to take on the day.
Adding smart lighting to your home offers you automated lighting like never before. Sure, you might remember the good old days where you used “clap on, clap off” lights, and those were a great precursor to the modern light technology we’re offered nowadays.
Instead of clapping on and off, how about you turn your lights by simply existing? Okay, that may sound a bit strange, so let’s say this: you’re strolling up your driveway after a long day at work. The moon already hangs in the sky and your head hangs low because you’re simply exhausted.
All of a sudden, your head perks up as each light that you pass on your walk up to your home flashes awake to your movement. Your day just got a little brighter.
Set the Mood
Perhaps the most important aspect of smart home lighting is that it allows you to set the mood for any occasion. If you’re sitting down to enjoy a romantic movie with your significant other, go ahead and set the mood with a violet-red ambiance to really get the hearts pumping. Or if you want to enjoy a tranquil, lazy Sunday, you can set a dark blue-green background to enhance your relaxation.