Smart Lighting for Beginners
With continual technology updates over the years, we have been able to transform the way we illuminate our homes. Today, the smart light bulb is the latest in innovative technology, allowing us to control our lighting with the touch of a button or with a simple voice command. From reducing energy bills, smartening up existing light fixtures and making homes safer, smart lighting offers a wide range of benefits, making it one of the smartest additions you can make to your home. Lighting Lighting Lighting is Australia’s premier online supplier of smart lighting solutions. Have you made switch to smart bulbs? Here’s our guide to smart lighting and why you might want to consider it for your home.
What is Smart Lighting?
Smart light bulbs are energy efficient LED globes that are controllable using a smartphone, tablet, or smart home automation system. While regular globes and light fittings are controlled by a switch in your house, smart lights connect via Bluetooth or your home’s WiFi network and allow you to control them using your smart device or home hub such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home Assistant.
How Do You Get Started with Smart Lighting?
Smart lighting might sound difficult; however, we are here to tell you it’s not! Getting started with Smart Lighting is as simple as these 3 easy steps:
- Connect your Smart Gateway to your WiFi Router/Modem
- Install your Smart Bulbs
- Download the Smart Lighting App and follow the prompts to setup your account
It’s seriously that simple. Once these base products are connected you are free to expand your system to an entire range of smart products to control every room of your home.
What Are the Benefits of Smart Lighting?
We are just beginning to appreciate the benefits of a connected home. Smart bulbs are more than just your average LED bulbs, they can do so much more – they are called ‘smart’ for a reason. The capability of wirelessly connecting with phone apps opens up major possibilities.
As they can be controlled remotely, you could turn lights on and off to make it look as though someone is home, even when you are on the other side of the world. Smart bulbs also ensure that you never walk into a dark house again, you can set a defined time the lights can activate, or from an app on your phone you can turn them on as you pull into the driveway.
They Dim and Change Colour
Smart lighting can help your home environment adapt to your activities, from cooking and entertaining, to watching movies and studying. Is it dinner time? Watch as the lights brighten to allow you to prep and cook. Watching a movie? Set the lights to dim gradually to create the perfect viewing atmosphere. Other commands can create lighting scenes that provide the perfect illumination for any task, and all of this is possible without adding dimmer switches to your circuits. While easily dimming the lights is great, smart bulbs can go a step further. Most smart bulbs also change colour, some from warm white to cool white to daylight, while others can produce a range of over 16 million colours! Wondering why would you need a bulb that changes colour?
- Warm up the feel of the room by choosing a golden yellow.
- Give the room a bright, cool look with a light blue colour.
- Create a party atmosphere with pink or purple lights, some even flash in time with music!
- Change your bulbs to red and green for Christmas celebrations.
- Update the look of your wall colour by adding a little blue, yellow or red hue with a low intensity setting to your everyday lighting.
- Sleep better. Alternate the colour temperatures throughout the day to help regulate natural melatonin production in the body.
They Provide the Ultimate in Convenience
Gone are the days of physically turning all your lights off at bedtime, simply set your lights to turn off when you say ‘goodnight’. Preparing for guests is easy when one command can adjust the lights in the hallway, dining room and kitchen. The possibilities are endless! Smart bulbs also allow individual control, perfect if you have a ceiling full of downlights or spots all connected to a single switch, you will be able to control each bulb (or group of bulbs) separately.
Smart lighting solutions come in so many varieties, price ranges, and styles, there’s sure to be something for every household. Whether you’re looking to increase home security, enhance your home’s aesthetic, save energy, or enjoy greater convenience, update your bulbs today. Need help or advice? At Lighting Lighting Lighting, we have everything you need to get your home started with Smart Lighting. Browse our range online today or contact us online.