Smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular, and much more affordable than when it was first introduced. If you have been thinking about upgrading your current lighting to smart lighting, then now is the perfect time, and you’ll get plenty of benefits from doing it. Here, we look at some of the top reasons why you should install smart lighting in your home this year.
Create the Ambience You Want for Every Occasion
One of the prime reasons to buy smart lights is that you can create so many different lighting effects easily and instantly. Whether you control your lights using a home hub like Alexa, or you use your smartphone app, you can change the brightness of the lights in an instant, allowing you to switch from bright lighting to work, to subtle, dimmer lighting to relax with. If you choose colour-changing LED smart lights like these wireless recessed lighting units, then you can also change the color to whatever you want, or go for settings that cycle through different color sequences.
Colored lighting can be great for relaxing settings like your bedroom or bathroom, and can also be perfect for a child’s room, allowing for fun color combinations as well as a low night light to help them sleep.
Get Better Energy Efficiency
Another great advantage to having smart lights is that you can make your home more energy efficient. LED lights are already much more efficient than other styles of lighting, but if you control your LED lights with smart technology, you can also monitor your energy consumption using the app that controls the lights. This is not only greener, helping you reduce your carbon footprint, but it can also help you keep your energy bills under control. Switching to LED smart lights from another type of lighting can effectively pay for itself in a relatively short time.
Have More Control Over Your Home
A third reason why it’s a great idea to upgrade your home to smart lighting is that you’ll be able to control your lights from anywhere using your phone. If you are away from the house but want to turn lights on in the evening, for instance for your pets, or to deter burglars by making it look like you are at home, you can do this no matter how far away you are. If you have cameras installed at home for security and need more light to see what they are picking up when you are out, then this is also easily done.
Being able to control your lights remotely like this gives you much more control, and lets you do things like put lights on for your dogs without having to leave them on all day if you go out.
These are just three of the benefits you’ll get if you decide to invest in LED smart lighting for your home, and with so many styles and options available, it really is a fantastic time to make the switch.