A lighting control system gives you full control over the lighting in your house from anywhere in the world. With their wide range of benefits, lighting control systems, or smart lighting, are one of the most intelligent upgrades you can make to your home. Lighting control systems range from smart bulbs, switches, and outlets to house-wide systems that automate every fixture inside and out. With options to fit every need, home, and budget, lighting control systems enhance your lifestyle, improve your comfort, and add convenience to your life.
What is smart lighting?
Lighting is of the easiest things to automate. You can expand control of your home or adjust the mood in a room with just the push of a button. Smart light bulbs connect via WiFi and to intelligent home systems such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. You can then control the lighting through an app, with your voice, or with programmed preferences or timers.
Once set up, your lights can be controlled or programmed to:
- Turn on when you come home or leave the house
- Brighten slowly in the morning to wake you up
- Be adjusted to the color or brightness of your choosing
- Fade lights off when you begin a movie and then fade up when paused or finished
- Blink to indicate a new call, text message, or e-mail
- Change color to signal changes in the weather
Smart Lighting Provides Security
Good lighting is a proven burglary deterrent. When lights are on, a house looks occupied. Lighting control systems allow you to program your lights to turn on and off randomly while you are away from your home so that it seems as if someone is home. Smart lights can be programmed to turn on as you pull into your driveway so that you never have to walk into a dark house again.
Smart Lighting Provides Convenience
Our lives are more automated than ever. Smart home devices like lighting control systems save us time and make our lives easier. Lights can be turned on before we walk into a room or turned off throughout the house with the press of a button. Brightness levels can be programmed to our preference and adjusted automatically. When lighting control systems are integrated with other smart home devices, such as doorbell cameras, door locks and alarms, thermostats, motorized shades, music systems, and appliances, they can provide even more convenience to our lives. As a bonus, adaptive lighting can reduce your energy bills, which is the greatest convenience of all.
Smart Lighting Provides Ambiance and Elegance
Lighting control systems can help create an environment that is comfortable, inviting, and adaptive. Smart lights can be adjusted to adapt to each of your activities. With a voice command or prompt, they can become brighter in the kitchen while you cook or dimmed to the perfect level in the family room for movie night. Lighting control systems help to create the ideal ambiance in your home so that you can relax, connect with friends and family, celebrate, and create. Whole-house lighting control systems can also provide lighting scenes to highlight architectural details, artwork, or other notable features inside and out.
We are only beginning to appreciate the benefits of a connected home. But with options to fit every project, ability level, and budget, there is no greater time to smarten up your home lighting system.
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