Smart lighting is revolutionary in their ability to set moods and scenes. Starting and building upon your own system is quick, easy, and affordable.
With millions of colors available in one smart bulb, illuminating a home has become more customizable. Furthermore, with the endless settings possible through an app, it has become exciting than ever before.
When it comes to personalizing your home, lighting has often been lower on the list. But now, it is changing. As per the experts, “Lighting is the new jewellery of the home. Moreover, lighting, which was a utility has become a fashion now.
Light fixtures are a big part of that evolution. Further, it has come a long way with levelled-up design, variety, and flexibility in everything from sleek wall sconces to sculptural pendant lamps. But bulbs and switches are equally, if not more, advanced these days. At the same time, it offers some fantastic opportunities for personalizing your home.
Smart Lighting – Set the “Scene”
There are things to consider when upgrading to a smart home. The products can be personalized and tailored to your own specific needs. All the lights in your home can turn on exactly how you want them to. Similarly, by the click of an app, flip of a switch, or a verbal command, you can control them when paired with your home’s voice assistant.
When you’re running around getting ready to host a party, instead of going from room to room turning on lights, you can just say ‘Hey, Google, set the lights to entertainment mode.” These pre-programmed settings are known as “lighting scenes,”. In addition, there’s no end to the customized schemes you can create. In the kitchen, you might have one bright scene for meal prep. On the other hand, you can add another, softer one for dining. You can use white and sharp lighting for cleaning in the TV room or toned-down for movie night. Creating a scene that slowly dims the lights in your child’s bedroom over a 30-minute period could help your little one get to sleep easier too.
A simple way to do this is to install smart switches throughout the home. This allows you to create a scene for any light fixtures on that circuit. At the same time, as long as they use smart or traditional dimmable bulbs, it doesn’t matter.
Expand Your Palette
When the dimmer switch debuted in 1959, it revolutionized residential lighting. It did so by allowing homeowners to adjust light levels in a room. Color-changing LED lights are the next quantum leap. This is enabling you to illuminate a room in the hue of your choice. Further, if you need to go back to basic white light, it’s just a click away.
Light strips are a great option. You can just cut the strips to fit your space. This can be perhaps under your kitchen cabinets or around a flat-screen TV. Then you can fasten them in place with the peel-and-stick backing.