First things first, what actually is smart lighting? It is lighting that can be controlled by an app, via Wi-Fi, usually on a smartphone or tablet.
Smart lighting is a fairly new system, and one that has lots of benefits which we’ll look into below…
What are the benefits of smart lighting?
1) Fewer wires
All the lighting is connected to one place and controlled via an app; so just a couple of buttons and not lots of switches!
2) Reducing costs
Although there is an initial cost, as there is with any electrical work, in the long run smart lighting could actually save you money. It’s an efficient system that allows you to turn your lights on and off so simply, even when you’re not in the house, it could reduce your electrical consumption.
3) Homeowner safety
Lots of people leave lights on when they’re away or out for the evening as a safety precaution. However, with smart lighting you can turn the lights on and off as much as you like and at times that reflect the time of day.
By allowing such precise control over the lighting in the home, you can see which lights you’ve left on just by looking at your phone, and you can turn them off with the hit of a button. This makes smart lighting a great choice for homeowners who want to be eco-friendly.
5) Complete control
Not only do you have complete control of which rooms have lights on, you also have control over the colours of the lights – you’re able to create different moods in different rooms.
Hopefully this blog has explained the basics of smart lighting… there’s a lot more to it though! If you’d like to find out more about smart lighting and if it’s the right option for you, get in touch and we can help advise and give you some more information.