Many homeowners are switching to smart LED lighting systems because of all the cool features of smart light bulbs, including automated and scheduled lighting, wireless network connectivity, changing colors, and dimming control among others. But smart LEDs come with a catch—they’re not exactly cheap. So, if you’re thinking of a smart light bulb retrofit, the best thing to do would be to install a few lights in one part of the house first to see how you like them.
But the question is, which living space should it be? We look at four possibilities.
Your bedroom should be a place of peace and relaxation, somewhere you can feel calm the moment you step in. Having the right lighting in your bedroom can make a big difference in setting the mood for your well-deserved rest. Smart LED lighting systems allow you to control the brightness and color of your lights, letting you get the specific lighting effect you want as the day winds down.
Not only that, the voice control features of smart LEDs (when paired with smart speakers like Google Home or Amazon Echo) means you can just say “Turn off the bedroom lights” when it’s time to go to bed. You can even set schedules for your lights to come on at specific times of the day to help you wake up.
Living Room and Entertainment Area
Add some fun to your home’s living room and entertainment area with smart LEDs. Strip lights are a great accent lighting solution that can be used as bias lighting behind your flat screen TV, or underneath your couch or living room table. And because smart LED strip lights can be programmed to produce a wide range of colors, the possibilities for customization are endless. Just be ready for your living room lighting system to be a conversation starter.
Smart LED lighting systems are perfect for outdoor lighting. Not only do they give you the ability to set schedules so you won’t ever have to come home to a dark driveway ever gain, the lighting quality and color-changing features of these bulbs can greatly enhance your outdoor landscape. With smart LEDs, you can create all kinds of lighting effects for different occasions. Halloween? Set your smart bulbs to generate an orange glow. Christmas? Red, green, and white. Again, the possibilities are endless.
In addition, the solid-state technology of LEDs means they are more resistant to extreme heat and cold, making them well-suited for outdoor use.
Areas You Usually Don’t Spend a Lot of Time in
Rooms such as the garage, basement, or attic are great for inexpensive smart bulbs with proximity or motion sensors that switch on the lights whenever people are around. It makes these rooms safer and eliminates the need to grope around for the light switch in the dark. With sensors, your lights will automatically switch on when needed and switch off after the person leaves the room.
Ultimately, the decision of where to place your smart LED light bulbs boils down to your preference. But we’re hoping these tips give you an idea of how you could potentially use smart bulbs in the different living spaces of your St. Louis home.