Smart lighting may seem like a far-off futuristic concept that you don’t think you need in your home. But, think again. Smart lighting is a great way to simplify and improve the quality of your life and living around your home. More than just a fancy way to control the lights, smart lighting comes with some benefits to those who choose to install these systems. Here are some of the reasons that people are jumping on this emerging automation trend.
Smart lights mean you don’t have to worry about walking around and turning on and off the lights. Because smart lighting systems are set to different settings around occupancy, time of day, and amount of daylight, they will know when to turn themselves on and off.
The convenience and intelligence of smart lighting systems mean that they’re also going to be more energy-efficient and time-efficient for you. Aside from turning them on and off remotely, you can set the mood in any room with smart features like dimming and color ambiance.
They Work With Your Lifestyle
By automating your lighting, you can schedule your light settings based on your lifestyle, schedule, and preferences. Dimming and color features can help support your natural circadian rhythms so that you sleep better and wake up more gently in the morning. Get a wake-up call at 7 a.m. with your lights turning on slowly, or set your lights to dim in the evening time with lights out at 10 p.m. to help you wind down and sleep.
Remote lighting isn’t just cool, but it can also help secure your home. If you’re away, choose to set your lighting to turn on at night so that others think someone is home. If you’re out later than expected, you can remotely turn your lights on so you come home to a brightly lit home.
One may think that a smart lighting system is expensive, but it’s actually quite affordable. Like other efficient light bulbs and systems, the higher up-front cost of the lightbulbs and fixtures is made up for in the money saved on electric bills.