What is Smart LED Lighting?
What is Smart Lighting?
You can control smart lights from an app on your phone with either an Android or Apple device. With the app you can change how bright the bulbs are or if they are coloured LED lights then you can change the colour as well. You might have one light level for watching movies, another for when you eat your meals, and yet another for reading a book. You might even consider using them for commercial lighting.
What Do You Need For a Smart Lighting System?
Using mesh networking, the bulb connects to its closest neighbor. The network connects to your router, and this allows your phone or tablet to communicate with it. Some systems also allow you to control the system while you are away as well. This can be handy if you remembered you left the light on, making it a great lighting solution. You’ll find that smart lighting also can be used with items such as motion detectors and dimmers. It can also be used as industrial lighting.
Cortana, Siri, Alexa, Google Home
You can also use these smart lighting systems with things like Cortana, Siri, Alexa, and Google Home. The voice assistants will help with your commands. There is something really cool about the ability to do this!
What kinds of bulbs are available?
Smart lighting bulbs are LED bulbs, and this means they use less power than regular bulbs. A smart bulb is usually around 9.5 or 5.5W. This would be a 60W or 50W bulb respectively. You can typically use colored or white LED bulbs, with the coloured bulbs costing a little bit more.
Here are just a few things smart bulbs can do.
They Can Dim
A basic feature is that you can dim the lights for dinner mood lighting or while watching a movie. You can do this via voice command or with an app.
You Can Control Them From Anywhere
You can control the system from anywhere with your phone, for times like when you are at work or on vacation.
Some bulbs can even change to a range of 16 million colors. You can tap the colour wheel on the bulbs app. Voice commands can do this also.
Why Would You Want Colour Changing Lights?
You might want to warm up the feel of a room by changing to a yellow or change it to a blue to relax. During parties, you could change it too. You could even use the colours to decorate for the holidays.
They Can Assist You With Sleep
There are colours that help you fall asleep and help regulate melatonin in the body. You’ll want to choose a light that doesn’t interrupt your natural circadian rhythm.
Are Smart LED Lights Here to Stay?
While there is no way to know this for sure, there are signs its here to stay. After investing in the fixture, most people will want to keep it. There are also so many benefits that will undoubtedly get better over time as well.
How Much Do They Cost?
You might be switching to be more cost-effective with your energy use. While this is true, the set up for one room can cost a couple hundred dollars. You would, however, earn this back over time, but it will probably take you a while. Third party brands are less than say genuine Phillips. Any system you go for will be a bit expensive.
While you might want to do more research into smart lighting, there certainly are many benefits. Perhaps you would like to make the investment for your home or business. They can certainly make life easier and more efficient for you and those in your life.
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