Brits waste billions of pounds every year, just by leaving their lights on at home. Consuming energy unnecessarily not only has a severe environmental impact. It can also dramatically affect your bank balance. So, if you want to reduce your carbon footprint and live a more economic lifestyle, investing in a smart home lighting system could be well worth your time.
Here’s why smart lighting might be the right option for you:
- Direct Control of Lighting Circuits
Any basic switch can turn on a light. But if you want a smart home, an automated system allows you to take direct control of specific lighting circuits. Control one light, or multiple lights at the same time either with a button press, through a smart device or via voice control. You can also adjust lighting levels for the perfect mood. So whether you’re working, reading or snuggled up to watch a movie, you can have the lighting to match the moment.
- Improved Efficiency
Do you always leave the lights on by mistake? Perhaps you regularly forget to switch off your bedside lamp before work. Whatever the case, a smart lighting control system can prevent unnecessary energy consumption and leave you with lower electricity bills as a result. With smart lighting you can even set a lighting schedule or simply grab your device and adjust the lighting as you see fit with just the touch of a button.
- Remote Access
One of the great things about smart lighting is that it can be controlled remotely via your smart home system. This means you can holiday in peace without worrying about whether you turned the kitchen lights off or not. Lights can be activated from anywhere in the world, so long as you have a Wi-Fi connection and a smart device. Whether you’re away on business, visiting family or have just popped to the shops, you’ll always be in control.
- Improved Security
One of the other major benefits of automated lighting is that you can set lights in specific rooms to come on at certain times of the day. This gives the impression you are at home, even if you’re not, and can help to deter burglars. Thieves often analyse houses before they enter, and lighting is a great way to make them nervous. Even garden lights turning on and off can be enough to keep your property safe.
- Motion Sensors
Smart lighting typically relies on a range of sensors to ensure lights activate when they’re required. Motion sensors, for example, mean that lights will switch on when someone enters the room and off again when they leave. This saves energy and ensures no switches are left on by mistake. Home lighting is all about convenience and will help you live a hassle-free existence.
If you like the sound of automated lighting, take a look at quality and Covid-safe home automation installation services today to get the ball rolling.