As our home’s become smarter and more connected, automation has become easier. Automating the lighting around your home is not only a great way to add convenience, it can also enhance the mood, lower your energy bill and improve safety and security. Here are four simple ways you can automate the lighting in your home:
1. Smart Bulbs
Smart bulbs are LED bulbs that can be controlled remotely from an app on your smartphone. They allow you to set up schedules and timers to turn lights on and off at specific times, and you can also change the color hue of the light and dim or brighten the lights from the app. Smart bulbs let you create just the right atmosphere in any room of your home.
2. Motion Sensors
Motion sensors are great for areas where lights are often left on for extended periods of time, such as entryways and garages. The sensors detect when someone is in the room and will automatically turn the lights on, and turn them off once the room is empty.
3. Smart Switches
Smart switches are essentially the same as regular light switches, but they can be controlled via an app on your smartphone. With a smart switch, you can turn lights on and off even when you’re away from home. They can be more useful than smart bulbs when you have multiple light fixtures controlled from a single switch.
4. Voice Control
Voice control is becoming more and more popular, and you can use it to control your home’s lighting. With voice control, you can simply tell your voice assistant to turn on or off a specific light, dim it, or set up a timer.
5. Dusk to Dawn Sensors
Dusk to dawn lighting is installed outside the home to turn light fixtures on automatically when it gets dark, then turn them off again in the morning. Many solar landscape lighting systems have light sensors built in to the fixtures.
Looking to automate your home’s lighting? Clover Electric can install your light fixtures, then help setup automation so you can have complete control over your home’s lighting from anywhere.