Sep 15, 2016: Smart LED lighting system, although still quite expensive, is gaining popularity as it not only gives you comfort, but creates the right ambiance as per your mood, interacts with different gadgets in your home, and also saves energy by informing you if lights are on at a space where there is no human presence, or even shuts of lights where they are not needed.
However, people are not very educated about smart LED lighting systems and controls. So, here’s some basic tips of choosing the ideal smart LED lighting system for your home.
First and foremost, you should have a clear idea about the type of smart LED lighting control system that you want to install in your home. A wired system is always the reliable one, and you have to take the services of a professional to set it up at your home. In case of wireless systems, they are typically scalable and easy to install.
Focus on scenes
The convenience factor is one of the most important things to consider while setting up a smart LED lighting control system. It is important that you go for a smart system capable of delivering “scenes,” which can trigger a number of fixtures, dimming levels, and/or colors, etc at the touch of a button.
LED light bulbs are becoming increasingly popular due to cost efficiency, energy efficiency and longer lifespan. Hence, it is advisable to opt for the lighting system that can control and dim LED bulbs. In case you want to opt for combination bulbs like some LED and some incandescent, go for a system that can handle both types of bulbs.
Color changing options
There are color-changing smart LED bulbs that allow you to change the room color in according to your furniture, curtains, or even your mood.
By connecting your home lighting control system to your smartphone, you can automatically turn on and off the lights when you are within a certain distance of the home. On the flip side, you can set the lights to turn off when your phone is more than one mile away.
Most of the smart LEDlighting systems provide different control options such as keypads and remotes. In addition, most of the systems are compatible with smartphones and tablets.
There are a number of ways to integrate LEDlighting control into a well-built smart home system. Hence, you need to be certain that your lighting products are well-suited with other devices of your home. One of the latest ways to control lights is by communicating to a voice assistant who receives you command and performs tasks accordingly.
Choose a system that can be integrated with your security systems. Your smart home lighting sytem should be able to alarm you when a smoke or burglar alarm is tripped; the lights should be able to illuminate a pathway to the nearest exit when fire alarm goes on. If you hear noise in the backyard, the exterior lights can be instructed by a lighting control system to blast the backyard with lights at the touch of a button of the remote control.
Source: Electronic House