The introduction of automated lighting systems in smart homes gave users innovative new ways to heighten security measures and improve energy management. But this year, smart bulbs will be the best addition to your smart lighting systems to take your illumination control to new levels. At Origin Hi-Fi, we are happy to help you make the switch to smart bulbs. Here are six benefits you'll enjoy from your lighting systems when you do.
Control Your Lights From Anywhere
Smart bulbs can be controlled from anywhere in your home with a simple voice command through your Google Assistant, or with the touch of a button in your paired smartphone app. Smart bulbs have a more dynamic range of brightness and color spectrum than regular incandescent bulbs, and it's easy to change your illumination to your current preference in seconds. From the comfort of your couch, you can prep your kids for bed by dimming the lights for their bedroom. Your smartphone app will allow you to see which lights are currently on, so if you've left the house in a rush, it's easy to turn off any forgotten lights after you're long gone. With remote activation, you'll never have to worry about wasting electricity.
Enjoy All Kinds of Savings
Smart lights use CFL or LED bulbs, which reduce the amount of energy needed to brighten a room. Your energy usage and electricity bill will fall significantly, especially if you pair LED lights with dimmers and motion-sensor detection, which means your bulbs will only light up when someone is present. Furthermore, the lifespan of LED smart bulbs is 15,000 – 25,000 hours, in comparison to an incandescent bulb's life of 1,000 – 2,000 hours. This will save you money in the long run from having to purchase incandescent bulbs over and over, making the initial investment into smart bulbs well worth the price. The most delicious saving of all? You'll save your time and energy by turning your lights on and off from the comfort of your bed.
Pair Your Lights with Your Schedule
With smart light bulbs, you can set up an automated schedule for your lighting that matches up with your daily agenda. For example, you can program a group of dimmed lights to gradually increase their brightness in the morning for a gentler wakeup than a screaming alarm clock. In the evening, a handful of exterior lights can brighten up your dark yard to protect your property when the sun goes down. When it's time to begin winding down, the lights in your common areas can dim to encourage everyone to go to bed. There are so many ways your smart lights can streamline your lifestyle.
Experience More Peace of Mind
Smart technology has granted homeowners the ability to keep an eye on their property 24/7, especially when paired with smart lighting. Some security lights are linked to an app on your smartphone, sending you notifications when movement triggers your motion sensors on your property’s exterior. This is useful in exposing trespassers and preventing crime. Your smart bulbs also function indoors with motion sensors that can help your family members navigate their way down the hallway to the bathroom at night or keep your teens from sneaking out of the house. Of course, you can adjust your preferences so your motion sensors aren't activated when you're trying to sleep or enjoy a movie.
Listen to Music in a New Way
Your lamp can transform into a stereo as a fun feature of Bluetooth smart lighting with speakers. You’ll be able to bring music to the party wherever there’s lighting when you connect your smart light bulbs to a smart device through an app. Depending on your options, you can sync with up to nine light bulbs for a surround-sound effect, or sync your lights with music so their brightness changes with the beat. If you ever feel like alternative listening, you can also stream news stories or podcasts into any room you’d like with a voice command or touch of a button.
Match Your Mood to the Lights
Did you know that your smart lighting can change the ambiance of your entire home? Smart lighting allows you to program “scenes” for particular scenarios, such as a romantic dinner, a lively house party, or a productive cleaning day. Dimmed lighting can help ease your way into the morning and evening, while particular LED lights can emit colors that highlight the atmosphere. A shade of green can help you breathe easy, red will increase your feelings of passion and energy, while blue can pair with your dreamy mood. Your whole family will enjoy being able to alter the lighting to match or change their state of mind.
Known for their versatility and energy conservation, smart light bulbs are becoming the ideal choice for home and business owners everywhere. Whether you have questions about making the switch to smart bulbs or you're interested in installing a new smart lighting system, our team at Origin Hi-Fi is prepared to help you get started today.