The internet of things is well and truly upon us! With more and more everyday appliances and fitting become automated, there’s not much you can’t connect in your home. One of our favourites at the moment is smart lighting. So what exactly is smart lighting? Smart lighting uses home automation technology to give your lighting an edge in precision, practicality, and overall liveability. Our lights are what really rules our perception of our homes. So why not get the best of the best? Smart lighting has a lot to offer every home, and this guide will tell you why.
First, let’s look at the advantages smart lighting will offer your home
In terms of advantages, smart lighting has many. But first, take a look at its biggest advantage: energy efficiency. Smart lighting essentially works by regulating your lights while you’re there, and while you’re not. It can take into account thinks like natural light, time of day, and room occupancy to regulate brightness. If there’s no one in the room, smart lighting systems can simply turn off. Sound great, but what’s the real advantage? Cost, of course! If you’re only using as much electricity as you absolutely have to, you can slash your energy bill. Imagine if your lights came on only when you need them to, and you didn’t need to lift a finger. That sort of precision lighting is exactly what helps smart lighting pay for itself.
Smart lighting is essential – especially in areas of your home that aren’t as busy. Here’s why
Now let’s look at where smart lighting really comes into its own. Hint: it’s not where you think! If you had to choose smart lighting for one room, and one room alone, there’s something to be said for putting it in the least-frequented rooms in your home. Here’s why: with smart lighting, you don’t have to worry about leaving the lights on in the garage or spare room. You don’t need to worry about using energy in parts of your home that you aren’t even in. You can simply let the smart lighting work for you. And if the lights are left on, you can turn them off from anywhere in the world – as long as you have internet – using your smartphone. It’s an energy-saver’s dream!
Smart lighting can be a powerful design tool – here’s how to use it well
Smart lighting isn’t all about saving money though. Lighting is one of the most powerful design tools at your disposal; it allows you to control the way people see your home. And with smart lighting, you can adjust it as necessary. Need some ambient light for evening drinks on the balcony? Done! Need some bright practical lighting for the kitchen? Not a problem! With smart lighting, everything is under your control.
Smart lighting can become a fixture of your morning and afternoon routine
One of our favourite parts of home automation is its impact on your routine. For a lot of us, the day starts with the harsh screech of an alarm clock. But if you add some gentle lighting to that, along with the hum of your automated coffee machine, things might look a little more appealing in the land of the conscious. Smart lighting integrates exceptionally well with other home automation technology, so give it a try!
If you’re looking to get smart lighting in your home, you’re going to need some expert help
Of course, home automation technology is pretty advanced. Using it is simple, straightforward, and without any unnecessary complication. But installing can get tricky. If you want to take the plunge with smart lighting, make sure you get the appropriate help.