Mar
15
Benefits of Smart Lighting Systems For Home

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Smart light bulbs are lighting devices that can be controlled via a networked device, be it a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. So, if you forget to switch off your smart lights before leaving home, you can control them from your office with just a few taps on the screen of your device. You can also schedule your smart lights to automatically turn on and off and dim during certain times of the day.


Here are some benefits of smart lighting systems for Sonoma County homeowners and businesses.


Convenience


A smart lighting system saves you the hassle of walking to light switches to turn light bulbs on or off. When you are ready to retire for the day, switch your light bulbs off with just a few taps on the screen of your networked device. If fiddling with the app seems like just as much work as flipping a physical switch, look for smart light bulbs that can be voice-activated.


Energy Savings


Smart LED bulbs are 75% more efficient than traditional incandescent light bulbs. They also emit less heat than incandescent and CFL light bulbs and hence are more environmentally friendly.


Smart lights don’t just save power by sheer virtue of being LED bulbs. You can remotely control your smart lights, ensuring that you only use them when and where they are needed. Smart light bulbs let you track your energy usage. You can see how much energy you are using and come up with a plan to reduce your energy consumption.


So, how much can you save with smart lights? ENERGY STAR estimates that in an average American home with 40 sockets for light bulbs, smart lights can help save up to $240 per year on electricity.


Enhanced Security


Smart lights can make your home more secure. Before going on vacation, you can set your smart lights to automatically switch on after sunset and off when the sun comes up to make it look like someone is home.


Home intruders, snakes, and other dangerous nocturnal animals hide in bushes at night, waiting for the opportune moment to strike. To avoid safety and security issues, program your smart lights to come on after sunset automatically.


Use motion sensor lights that can detect any unnatural movement in your house. When they sense the presence of a suspicious person, motion sensor lights send alerts to the homeowner’s device and automatically come on. The sudden flash of light can catch an unsuspecting burglar by surprise, prompting them to flee.


Help Create Immersive Experiences


One of the most advanced features of smart lighting systems is entertainment sync. By monitoring your TV video signals and mapping the colors around the edges, you can program the smart lights in the room to mirror the dominant colors in that area. So, if you are watching a movie and an explosion occurs on the left side of your TV screen, the left side of your room can light up with a slice of yellow or orange to mimic the explosion effect.


Sync Systems is a trusted home automation company in North Bay. Our professionals have years of experience transforming ordinary homes into smart homes. Need help choosing the right lighting control in Sonoma County? Call (707) 799-9558.