From domestic properties to commercial businesses, we provide a wide range of high quality electrical solutions and installations. This includes smart home automation. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about smart lighting, and the benefits of this, for your property.
What are smart lights?
Smart lights are lights that are connected to the internet through WiFi, or are networked through another Bluetooth enabled device. This means that your smart lights can be controlled by a smart assistant like Alexa or Google home, as well as a smart phone app.
What are the advantages of smart lights for your home?
There are a number of advantages and benefits to choosing smart lights for your home. These advantages include:
- Reducing energy consumption
- Reducing bulb replacements
- Fun settings and features
- Being convenient
Installing smart lights can reduce energy consumption
Smart lights can help to reduce the electricity consumption in your home as these bulbs are usually LEDs or occasionally CFL lamps. These bulbs use much less electricity than incandescent or halogen bulbs. As a result, when your lighting is on, it is drawing less power, helping to reduce your bills. At the same time, smart lighting can be controlled via a voice assistant or by an app, and many of these allow you to set a routine, so that the lights switch on when you need them, and switch off automatically. This helps to reduce the incidents of lights being left on in empty rooms, or when not needed, also reducing the energy consumption, and your energy bill.
Smart lights can reduce bulb replacements
As smart light bulbs are LEDs or CFLs, these types of bulbs often last much longer than others, with LEDs lasting up to 30 times longer than an incandescent bulb! That means you could see a huge saving in your home maintenance, without needing to replace light bulbs multiple times a year.
Smart lights offer fun settings and features
By installing smart lighting you will have access to a range of fun settings and features. With the right equipment, you will be able to change the lighting colour in an instant, set music to your light choices and change the mood, all with the touch of a button. Not only can this help you relax and unwind after a hard day at work, it can also be just what you need in the morning to give you that extra kick.
Smart lighting increases convenience
By using smart lighting you can change your lighting wherever you are, set up routines to control the lighting for you, and even switch the lights off when you’re already in bed. This convenience can make a big difference to your day.
For more information or advice, or for professional electrical installation, repair or maintenance for your property, get in touch with the experts today, here at Powerhouse.