Why choose smart lighting when renovating or building a new home?
There are so many good reasons to consider smart lighting when renovating or building your dream home, let us touch upon a few that we think justify the investment.
Conveniently placed lighting keypads allow you to turn off every light on your way out the door with one tap. As you arrive home, your gate can trigger the entry lights to lead you into your smart home. Motion detectors brighten the hallway lights during the evening and throughout the night, making it easier to move about without disturbing the rest of the house. Smart lighting simplifies your daily routine and in an intuitive way makes it easy for the whole family to use and enjoy. Switches, dimmers, and customizable keypads match your decor and blend in seamlessly to your home, no unsightly or boring switches plastered on your wall. You will no longer need to fiddle with switches until you find the right one. Instead of a bank of switches on your walls, one sleek customizable keypad can take care of multiple lights in multiple rooms, or even set an entire scene with smart lighting.
Smart lighting wouldn’t be very smart if sleek switches and keypads were the only way you could control it. With Smart Lighting, you’re also able to use an app on your phone, tabletop or in-wall touchscreens, voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, and even a TV remote to control your lighting throughout the entire house. When your hands are full while you’re working in the kitchen, just ask Alexa or Google to turn up the lights for you. When you’re cozied up on the couch, use the remote to dim the lights for the movie. When you’re out on the patio enjoying the evening, use the mobile app to turn on the ambiance of the outside lights. And of course, as you’re headed up the stairs to get some well-earned rest, use the light switches and keypads to put the whole house to sleep.
Energy conservation is another big benefit of smart lighting. Lights can stay consistently at 70% luminosity for most scenes. Exterior lights may come on at a certain time in the evening so you aren’t arriving home to a dark house, but more importantly turn off at an early morning hour so you aren’t wasting energy when someone forgets to flip the switches the next day.
Smart lighting has a big part to play in home security too. It can help deter burglars from targeting your home. With remote management capabilities, you can turn lights on and off right from your phone while you’re away, or using our “Mockupancy” feature, your lighting and electronics like TVs and audio will turn on and off on their own at similar times they would be used if you were home.
Get in touch with one of our specialists to help you spec your own smart lighting project today!