14
Oct

9 reasons home owners love smart lighting

More and more homeowners are deciding to fit their homes with smart lighting every day. Not only does it help to create a more comfortable and convenient lifestyle. It also improves home security! 

With a smartphone, you can turn on and off the lights in your home. All without having to get out of bed or off the comfy sofa. You can also do so while on holiday on the other side of the world!

Keep reading to find out 9 reasons homeowners love smart lighting.

1. Increased Safety

Improving home security and safety is one of the most popular reasons for smart lighting. Smart lighting allows homeowners to give the illusion that they are home. 

Whether on a night out or an extended holiday, it’s easy to give potential burglars the impression that you are home. Doing so provides a strong deterrent from them attempting a break-in.

Smart lights can be set to turn on and off to follow your routine, to make it look authentic. This makes it seem like people are moving from room to room. It’s also much more realistic than only having a single light turn on and off at a set time each day. 

2. Dim Smart lighting  

Smart lighting lets you change the brightness to suit your current activity and mood. Whether you need background lighting while watching a movie, or extra light when reading. Using your smartphone makes it easy. Just swipe to adjust the brightness. To use this feature, you need to make sure that the smart switch supports dimming. 

By dimming lights, it can also reduce the electricity bill. 

3. Choose Any Color Lighting

Do you want to customise your lighting experience? Well, with smart lighting, anything is possible. Some smart lighting devices, such as RGB LED strips, lets you change the colour. This is possible by using smart bulbs with a smart switch. 

It also gives you complete control over smart bulbs. You can create ‘scenes’ to display different colours during different times of the day. You can also create presets with your favourite settings. It’s possible to either automate or manually control the colours. 

Smart bulbs have a vast range to choose from, with some having up to 16 million colours. 

4. Full Control Over Smart Lights From Anywhere

Smart lighting is highly convenient. It lets you control your lighting anywhere in the world using  your smartphone. This lets you always stay connected to your home. Smart lighting also lets you check which lights are on or off when you are not home. No more racing out the door in the morning, and wondering all day if you forgot to turn off the lights!

5. Automation

Homeowners love smart lighting because they can automate simple tasks around the house. It’s fully customisable, and the only limits are your imagination. 

Just a few examples include:

– Turn on particular lights in the morning, just as your alarm is going off.

– Turn off all smart lighting at once at a specific time, or by using a set command at night.

– Turn lights on or off any time you get home or are leaving. 

6. Reduced Energy Bills

Smart lighting is sustainable and helps to save power and reduce electricity costs. Not only is it good for the environment. It can also end up saving you a significant amount over the life of the smart lighting. This is possible by using high-efficiency LED bulbs. 

Instead of leaving lights on continually, a lighting system can be set up to only turn on lights when needed, based on motion sensors. 

7. Voice Control

Voice commands continue to improve in functionality for smart lighting. You can now use just your voice to control your smart lighting, thanks to smart speakers such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Home.

Voice automation control provides the ultimate convenience. What could be better than turning on or off lights when walking in and out of a room just by saying a command? It’s perfect for when you don’t have your phone on you if it’s charging. Even better if you don’t want to have to search for a wall switch in the dark. This gives a homeowner full control of smart lighting at all times.

8. Smart Lighting Is Fun

Smart lighting is beautiful, practical and functional. It’s also fun and exciting. With almost endless combinations, colours, schedules, and options to choose from, you will never get tired of the same dull lighting. Smart lighting has a very futuristic feel to it. It’s also bound to impress any guests! 

9. Further Home Integration

The lighting can sync and connect with smart locks, music, alarm clocks, and other smart home devices. The uses and combinations are endless, and will only increase over time. You can configure your smart home to suit your lifestyle and needs. 

Why smart lighting continues to grow in popularity

Smart lighting provides a convenient, fun and affordable lighting solution. It increases home security and energy efficiency. It’s no surprise that homeowners are falling in love with smart lighting, and it continues to grow in popularity.

People are now connected to the internet 24/7. Smart lighting offers convenience to control lights from anywhere. 

As technology continues to advance, it’s now becoming a long-term investment for homes. It creates an attractive aesthetic finish while also increasing house prices. 

Investing in smart lighting now is future-proofing a home, and improving homeowners experiences at the same time. 

It’s now one less thing to stress about in day to day life. Smart lighting also makes it easier than ever to control lighting using only a smartphone or a voice command.

Do you have any questions about smart lighting? Are you interested in enhancing the aesthetics of your architectural design? LA Lounge’s friendly team is here to help. Our experienced lighting designers can work with you to find the right solution for your project. Call 1300 331 529, or contact us online today.