How many people does it take to screw in a smart bulb? If you can screw in a lightbulb you can have smart lighting. When it comes to customizing your home, the addition of smart lighting is probably one of the easiest ways to do so. Smart lighting will let you control and personalize your home’s lighting in a number of ways, all with a couple of taps of your smartphone. Read on to learn about some of the ways smart lighting could transform your home.
Benefits of Smart Lighting
Energy and Cost Efficiency
You can save a lot of money on your electricity bill with smart lighting. Because smart lighting is almost always made with LED light bulbs, you get all the perks of this energy-conscious alternative. LED light bulb options ensure that you can use less energy to light the same rooms. According to USA Today, they can save the average household about $1000 over 10 years. You will also be replacing your bulbs less frequently as LED bulbs have a longer shelf life than the average bulb, as they can last up to 25 times longer..
Another function of smart lighting that will save your electricity bill is dimming. With diming functions, your energy usage can be significantly lower than ever before. Many times, you don’t need full brightness in your home. The decrease in wattage output as a result saves you money in the long run. Additionally, smart lighting can also be programmed with motion-sensing technology, such that your lights turn on when motion is detected in a room, and then turn off some time after motion is no longer detected. This means your lights will turn on and off hands free, and you will never have to worry about forgetting to turn the lights off and wasting energy.
With traditional lights, you are at the mercy of the one (or maybe two) light switches on the wall. Have you ever been curled up in bed, ready for sleep, when you remember you have to get up and turn off the light? Of course you have–it’s a universal experience, as old as electricity itself. But with smart lighting, you can control your home’s lights with the touch of a button or even using your voice. You can turn off the lights in any room in your home, so when it’s bedtime for the kids, you can control their lights from your phone, too. If you are out of the house for an extended period of time, like on a vacation, you can turn lights on and off around the house to discourage potential burglaries.
Smart lighting will allow you to create different scenes for any kind of scenario. You can customize the brightness and color of your lights. If you are hosting a dinner party, you can create a scene in which the lights are warm and dimmed. You can also set specific scenes for the morning and night when you want to get accustomed to the light and dark. The benefit of the Hubsai app is that you can create these scenes without doing any coding. Customizing your home’s lighting couldn’t be easier.
If you are someone that sticks to a rigid schedule, smart lighting will even further streamline your daily routine. Program your lights to turn on and off at specific times each day so that you have one less thing to worry about.