It’s no exaggeration if we claim that smart lighting is the most important and revolutionary innovation in the lighting industry since the invention of the lightbulb. Using smart lighting in homes and buildings can increase energy savings that affect money management and much functionality for a better lifestyle. To understand how unique and functional smart lighting is, you need to try it yourself. Many people wrongly think that it’s expensive, complicated, fiddly, and it’s too complex compared to screwing in a traditional lightbulb.
The Advantages of Smart Lighting
Smart lighting refers to managing the lights of your home/building remotely by using a wireless connection and with the help of a smartphone app. You can specify timers for your lights and give them scheduled plans or routines to turn them on and off at specified times or in response to specific actions. Moreover, you may want to sync your lights to sunrise and sundown, dim or change their color, control a group of lights on multiple circuits at the same time, and have lights switch on or off automatically based on motion and occupancy. Also, you can use voice commands or programmable wireless buttons and remotes to control the lights. Still not enough to catch your attention?
Here are a lot of great uses of Smart lighting:
Security and safety
You will never return to a dark house again; just program the lights to switch on haphazardly while you’re gone to dissuade intruders; smart lighting can be your silent guardian. You can use motion sensors to activate outdoor lights at night without wires.
Smart bulbs are energy-saving maestros, dimming or turning off automatically when not needed. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint while bathing your home in the soft, eco-friendly glow.
If you are one of those people who frequently fall asleep with the bedside light turned on, the smart lighting is here; it can be set to turn off automatically. A single command or schedule can turn everything off at night and then back on again in the morning. When you walk into a room, motion sensors will turn on the lights and then turn them off when you leave.
Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all lighting. Adjust the color temperature, brightness, and even color of your smart bulbs so you can create the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Set the mood for a romantic dinner with warm candlelight, or energize your morning routine with cool, refreshing light.
Health and wellbeing
Waking up from bed with a soft rising light is less frightening than an alert and works fine. It has been proven that synchronizing your environment’s lights to the sun’s color throughout the day will help you feel more invigorated, and when needed, you can wind it down. Color-changing lights are not only fun during parties and gatherings, but also you can serve them as a notification system.
For more fun, sync the lights with music or movies for an immersive audiovisual experience. Imagine the lights pulsing to the beat of your favorite song or mirroring the action on screen. The possibilities are endless!
Type of Smart Lighting
Two types of smart lighting exist: smart bulbs and smart switches. You are not required to select between them. In fact, the most successful smart lighting system combines smart lights and smart switches together. You can use from Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, or Apple HomeKit to control all your lighting.
Choosing an Intelligent Lighting Protocol
All smart lighting solutions need to run one of several wireless protocols to provide smart, connected capabilities. The most famous options are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Mesh, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and a unique RF that was designed by the manufacturer. You must exercise caution when selecting a protocol. You should notice considerable pricing, setup, and dependability variances.
Wi-Fi smart bulbs are cost-effective as they don’t need a separate hub, but Bluetooth mesh requires a hub for remote control. Bluetooth has limited range and potential latency issues. Zigbee, Z-Wave, and proprietary RF protocols are reliable but need an expensive separate bridge.
How Hestiasl can help you?
Whether you’re a minimalist or a tech enthusiast, smart lighting adapts to your lifestyle. With multiple configurations and finishes catering to every budget, the options are as diverse as the personalities they illuminate.
Our smart lighting solutions transform your home’s environment, ensuring maximum comfort and energy efficiency. With Hestia, as Smart Lighting Experts, it is possible to emulate natural outdoor light in your interior spaces to enhance your rhythm of life, adapt each room to its function (cold light to work or warm to rest), and create environments for every occasion, saving energy by reducing the environmental impact of consumption.
In addition, we offer fixed control panels that can be adapted from their manufacture for each client, choosing the design, style, and color of each one of them to suit the design of each home.