Lighting up your life

Published: October 9, 2018

Looking to live smarter, save energy or simply have some fun? Here’s at least three good reasons why smart bulbs outshine other lighting products on the market!

Upgrade a dull home

Smart light bulbs, just like convenient smart plugs and voice activated speakers, are a relatively easy pathway to a smarter lifestyle. They provide bright, rich hues and can lower energy bills whether you live in a small apartment or a large family home. Smart bulbs screw into existing light sockets and offer portability for renters. The eco-friendly LED bulbs won’t need to be replaced for a long time (sometimes lasting more than 15 years with regular usage)!

Add colour to your life

Coloured lights offered in the Philips Hue and LifX range can create ambiance to suit any preference or mood. Warm up a room with vibrant yellows, reds and oranges when you want a cozy winter feel. Cool down a space with blues and greens when you are relaxing on a summer evening. Light up any wall with a splash of your favourite colour, transform your living room into a nightclub or create a seasonal theme to enhance your Christmas spirit. The choice is up to you.

You’re in control

Control is at your fingertips with the manufacturer’s app for smartphone or tablet, so you can set up the dimming and colour levels you want, or perform a fun party trick when you’re entertaining guests. You can set up schedules, scenes and geofencing so your lights are triggered by motion sensors when you arrive home late. Smart lights also really shine using voice control with your Google Home or Amazon Echo speaker – no need to reach for the light switches when your hands are full of groceries or get up from the couch during your favourite TV show!

Tips and tricks:

  • Some smart lights will connect directly to your existing router using Wi-Fi. Others may require a “bridge” and Ethernet cable, which are often part of a starter kit.
  • Smart light bulbs may integrate with select voice activated speakers or other components of your growing smart home ecosystem – at tech2 we can advise on compatibility so you get the most out of your purchases.
  • The cost savings of a smart bulb investment is seen over time. While they are more expensive than standard bulbs upfront, you won’t need to shell out cash for dimmer switches. They offer much more than simply “lighting up” a space. Imagine all the added features of a fully customisable smart lighting solution – contact us to get started!

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