Home automation technology has rapidly merged in the past decade to simplify and centralize household activities. With more and more smart devices getting introduced to the market, people have been using and getting acquainted with them nowadays. This has more or less underlined the need for home automation facilities.
But, people always tend to be reluctant towards using a brand new technology. In the case of home automation, it is best to start with a smart lighting system in your home, so that you can gradually be familiar with an automated feature.
Smart lighting control systems automatically adjust the lighting in your residence based on your needs and comfort. With voice commands, remote controls, motion sensor systems, you will be able to easily control the lighting in each and every room.
But there are certain things to be considered before choosing your home lighting system. Firstly, you should decide to use it indoors or outdoors. In most cases, indoor automation is done first and outdoor is done only when it is needed. Secondly, you must have an idea of how and where to use these systems. This can range from replacing a few bulbs from the living room to controlling the overall lighting in the house.
The next thing you should consider is your budget. You should have a clear idea of what you can spend and how to spend it sensibly. If you are on a minimal budget, the best thing to do is to automate selected lightings all over your home rather than concentrating on a single room. Lastly, you need to select the type of control you want to use. Lighting systems can be controlled with the help of remote controls, mobile applications, or voice assistance tools like Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, etc.
As we have come across the basic things to be considered, let us have a look at the different types of smart lighting available.
Smart bulbs can be used in an existing fixture that is connected to a smart hub. As they are slightly expensive, it is always recommended not to buy all of them at once. After testing the interiors with a smart bulb, you can buy more if you feel comfortable with it. Smart bulbs offer geofencing and can also be connected to motion sensors so that they can function automatically according to the atmosphere in the room.
Smart Light Switches
Smart light switches allow you to control and adjust all the lights in a room with ease. They are cost-effective and enables wirelessly controlling the lights to turn them on and off. You can also adjust the brightness and intensity of lights around you with ease of access.
Smart Plugs For Lights
Smart plugs are compatible with any kind of equipment. But they are the best to control lamps, night lights, decorative lights, etc. The establishment cost is very low for smart plugs and they can be controlled easily with the help of wifi and voice assistant systems like Google Home and Amazon Echo. Smart plugs do not need a hub, and thus there are no compatibility issues.
Smart Light Kits and Systems
If you are new to home automation, smart light kits or systems are your best choice to start with. They are available at small scale and affordable prices so that you can use them at first and upgrade them with better systems in the future. Smart lighting systems can be adjusted so that you can have your lights turned on and off even if you are away from home.
Thus, smart lighting systems make your home better with ease of access, a better ambiance, and enhanced safety and security. Thus, make sure that you choose the right system according to your needs and requirements.