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Illuminate Your Life: The Ultimate Guide to Smart Lighting

Hugh Grant



Smart Lighting 101: Transforming Your Home with Automation

Smart lighting is automated. You can program your lights to turn off and on in advance. With a remote control, you can switch them to the level you want.

Adjust your lights as dim or as bright as you desire. It’s not just your lights, though. Smart home systems also allow you to control your locks, appliances, heater, air conditioner and more.

Most of them work with a smartphone or tablet. It’s possible to either type in commands by touch or control an environment by voice. This helps anyone of any age. However, it may be especially beneficial to people with physical limitations, health issues or cognitive disabilities.


The Benefits of Home Automation: Energy Efficiency and Convenience

Home automation enables you to use your lights when you need them and have them off when you don’t. In addition, you can set your thermostat, and this saves you money on your monthly bills.

Home automation allows you to turn them on when you’re not home, so you can walk into a well-lit place. You also have the convenience of checking security cameras anywhere you go. There’s no need to come home, as you can call for help even while you’re away on a trip.

If you need to authorize a person to enter your house while you’re gone, you can. In addition, your home automation system can help you maintain healthy air quality. It will also alert you of dangerous leaks and maintain ideal ambient air temperature.

A home automation system handles your entertainment for you as well. You can turn on media from a different room without walking to the player. Call up your favorite shows, movies and music anytime you want.

Smart home automation also can allow you to control your coffee (or other beverage) maker. This should wake you up in the morning if nothing else does.


Choosing the Right Smart Lighting System for Your Home: A Beginner’s Guide

For starters, it helps if the smart lighting system you install is easy to use. Usually, all you need to do is install a smartphone app and connect it to your wireless Internet. In the process, you may also have to change some of your incandescent lights to the LED ones.

Security levels also matter. Choose systems that offer a safe connection that you can rely on. Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi signal too. When looking for the right lighting system, consider the type of bulb. The most common bulbs for smart homes include A19, BR30, E12 and E26. If you have any of the most common LED bulbs installed in your home, match the smart home system meant for those bulbs. Otherwise, know that you can place the E26 bulb into any fixture or lamp.

When setting up an automated lighting system, it’s possible to install both smart lights and smart switches. They can run independently. Otherwise, you can set up a hub if you need to that will connect the switches and lights to one another.


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