When automated lighting systems were introduced into smart homes, homeowners found new ways to improve security measures and energy management. However, smart bulbs are taking the market this year as the next best addition to your smart lighting systems. Here at Xssentials, we are happy to take your illumination control to new levels. Here are six benefits when you decide to make the switch to smart light bulbs.
Operate From the Palm of Your Hand
You can control your smart bulbs with a few words spoken to your Google Assistant or a few taps on your paired smartphone app. Unlike regular incandescent bulbs, you can change between a dynamic range of brightness and colors with smart bulbs in seconds. Help your kids prepare for bed from your couch by dimming the lights in their bedroom. The paired app allows you to check which lights are currently on, so if you forgot to switch off your bathroom light in the rush to leave the house on time, it’s easy to turn it off when you have a moment to check the app.
Save Time, Money, and Energy
Smart lights utilize CFL or LED bulbs, which reduce how much energy you need to illuminate a room. You’ll notice your energy bills begin to fall, especially if you pair LEDs with dimmers and motion sensors that ensure your lights will only turn on when someone is in the room. An LED smart bulb has a lifespan of 15,000 – 25,000 hours compared to the 1,000 – 2,000 hour lifespan of an incandescent bulb, saving you money in the long run without having to purchase incandescent bulbs time and time again. Once you pay the initial investment for smart bulbs, you’ll be able to save time and energy for years to come by controlling your lights from the comfort of your bed.
Tune Your Lights to Your Schedule
Smart light bulbs allow you to create an automated schedule for your lighting that pairs with your daily routine. Imagine waking to gently dimmed lights in the morning instead of a screaming alarm clock; it’s possible when you program smart lights to gradually increase their brightness in the morning. When the sun sets, automated exterior lights can brighten up your driveway to welcome you home from work. When it’s time to wind down for the day, your common area lighting will begin to dim right on schedule. You’ll always be able to find more ways to streamline your lifestyle with smart light bulbs.
Protect your Neighborhood
Did you know that your smart lights can help prevent crime in your neighborhood? The mere sight of exterior lights is enough to deter many robbers from targeting your home for their next theft. When you take your security a step further and link your smart security lights and sensors to an app on your smartphone, you’ll be able to know when someone has entered your property seconds after it happens through text notifications. These kinds of sensors can operate indoors just as well to discourage your teenagers from sneaking out of the house at night, or to guide family members through the dark to reach the next room. It’s always easy to shut off motion sensor lighting when you’re more interested in watching a movie or going to sleep.
Enjoy Songs in a New Light
Smart lighting will change the way you listen to music, too. For example, Bluetooth smart lighting with speakers allows you to transform your lamp into a stereo. When certain smart light bulbs are linked to an app on your smart device, they sync to whatever music you’re streaming from that device. You could create a surround-sound effect by syncing with up to nine smart bulbs or add an effect so your bulbs’ brightness changes with the intensity of the beat. You can even sync your lights to podcasts or news stories with amusing results.
Alter the Ambiance
It’s easy to change your state of mind within seconds with smart lighting. When you’d like to relax for the evening, dimmed lighting will set a comfortable mood, and certain LED lights can emit warm golden and orange shades. If you plan to spend the day cleaning the house, bright cool-toned lights will encourage productivity. You can even create automated “scenes” for any situation, like a family dinner, a fun gathering of friends, or a spa night in your bathroom. Whether you want to breathe easier with shades of soft green light, enjoy a passionate night under red lights, or feel dreamy with purple tones, your smart light bulbs can match your mood or shift it entirely.
Smart light bulbs are the ideal choice for home and business owners looking to save energy and perform multiple functions with their lights. Whether you want to ask about motion sensor lighting or are ready to enjoy syncing your music and lights contact our team at Xssentials and we’ll design and install the smart lighting system perfect for your lifestyle.