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Benefits of Smart Home Lighting

Lighting is an integral part of smart home systems where automation can deliver great benefits. From lower energy usage to possibilities in enhancing interior design, smart lighting controls offer myriad advantages to properties that are often undermined by homeowners. It is also one of the common starting points in a smart home system, offering three easy-to-use options to implement. You can install hard-wired light switches right into your walls, use an app-enabled smart plug or just swap your light bulbs with smart bulbs that has the capability to connect to your local Wi-Fi network.

If you want to set up a whole house lighting system for the ultimate lighting design, however, you’re going to need to have a plan. And the best way to create one, is to figure out how you want your smart lighting system to work. Here are some of the great benefits of integrated whole-house lighting systems that highlight the incredible value smart lighting can add to your property, and lifestyle.

Better Interior Design

An intelligent lighting system can dramatically improve the ambiance at your home for any activity or mood simply by utilizing an aesthetic lighting application, which brings out the best features of your interiors. Coupled with the correct lighting design, smart features in your home can do wonders in transforming your interiors to be highly functional as they are easy on the eye!

Added Safety and Security

A smart lighting control system can support your home security to provide increased protection. While you are away on holiday, your lighting system could periodically switch on/off lighting in your home to simulate that someone is home. This feature can provide an extra layer of support on your alarm system to deter intruders.

Savings, Savings, Savings

With dimming-capable smart bulbs, you can to extend the lifespan of the lamps by 20 times and reduce expenses by 40%. Considering that a smart lighting control system would comprise installation in multiple rooms via automation, the house-wide energy savings could be extensive. In the long run, the savings from small lighting control could bring as much as 90% in reductions in energy usage; depending on the correct utilization of LED lighting, sensors & controls, connectivity, analytics and intelligence.


A smart lighting installation ditches your reliance on single light switches to make lighting control all about the scene and activity. With the help of customizable programming, you can set up specific lighting settings for different activities, activated with a single touch on your tablet.

Arriving home, the ‘Welcome scene’ can light up your hallway. Cooking in the kitchen, the ‘Cooking scene’ can turn on just the right lights you’d need while cooking. Watching a film with your family, the ‘Movie mode’ can dim all the lights to create the perfect atmosphere for your big screen entertainment. Going to bed, with a single tap, you can turn off all the lights at home and arm the alarm for your safety.

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