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7 Reasons Why You Need a Smart Home Lighting System

by Morgan Spencer

Smart home automation features cover a wide spectrum these days. From smart thermostats to smart doorbells, you can set your home up to handle a variety of components. But one type of automation system you can add to your home that you shouldn’t overlook is a smart home lighting system.

From ultra convenience to health benefits, find out the seven reasons why you should add this helpful device to your home!

1. Convenience of Setup and Control

Smart home lighting control from smartphone

When you add a smart home lighting system to your house, you gain the convenience of setup and control. You can access the setup of your lighting system from wherever you are and control all aspects of your lights, whether you’re home or not. So, for those times you really don’t want to get up to turn the light on or off, now you don’t have to! Just use your smart device instead from wherever you are!

2. Circadian Lighting

Circadian lighting is a type of smart lighting that can be set on a schedule so that the color, temperature, and brightness of the bulbs can change throughout the day. This type of setup adjusts the atmosphere of your home, so you have the right type of lighting at specific times throughout the day.

By using this feature and changing the bulb's aspects at certain times, you can even sleep better or feel more energized, depending on what hour of the day it is. Since lighting can often affect our mood and overall health and wellness, you can’t go wrong with using circadian lighting.

3. LED Lighting

Close up of hand turning LED lights on from phone

Smart home LED lighting is energy-efficient lighting you can control with the touch of a few buttons. LED lights are six times more energy efficient when compared to incandescent lighting. These lights use less energy than their incandescent counterparts and therefore run longer. With the help of a smart home lighting system, you can program LED lights to work best in your home and power on and off when you’d like them to do so.

4. Dimming/Non-Dimming Switches

Woman dimming lights from smartphone

When you have a smart home lighting system, you can control your dimming and non-dimming light switches even easier. You can remotely turn lights on and off, and then, if they have dimming features, you can dim the lights for some added ambiance in the room.

Some lights even have voice control, so you only need to speak the wake words and your command to get the desired effect!

5. Fan Speed Control

In addition to lighting controls, a smart home lighting system also provides you access to fan speed control. Oftentimes your fan has a switch on the wall, and if it’s a programmable switch, you can adjust your fan speed simply by pushing a few buttons on your smartphone. You don’t even have to move from your seat!

6. Powers Shades for Natural Lighting

Smart shades letting in natural lights

Another aspect of your smart home that smart lighting makes easier is your smart shades. So, if you want to let in outdoor light easily, you can set up your powered window shades to operate with your smart home lighting system.

The smart home system may allow you to open and close your window shades, which lets the sunshine in during the morning hours and provides you with privacy when it starts to get dark outside. And you can even set up your lights to turn on once the shades or up, or even have them motion-activated!

7. Color Changing Lighting

Living room with color-changing lights

Lights that change colors are also popular these days, and a smart home lighting system is just the thing to get the most out of it. You can add a party atmosphere to any room with color-changing lights and have the same convenience and control as the other lights in your system.

Plus, if you want to add a calming vibe to your room, you can choose a color that helps you relax. You can often choose one steady color or have the colors change periodically, depending on your mood — the choice is yours!

Lights On!

No longer do lights have to be for illumination purposes only; now, you can add the ambiance you crave and receive health benefits, too! With a smart home lighting system, you can sit back, relax, and let the system handle your lighting needs for you. And Louisa's Electronics, has the plans and expertise to get your smart lighting perfect!

So, don’t wait! Call us today to set up your consultation appointment!