You are very well aware of the transition & technology evolution of traditional lighting to smart lighting. Gone are the days where people would struggle to keep their incandescent bulbs or filament tubes up and running which would burst every now and then or stop functioning due to overheating. Well, not all bulbs would pop but their overall durability was something that no one could gauge. Then came-in the LED technology for lighting which didn’t only promise longer-life-expectancy but also proved to be energy-efficient. LEDs were priced to be a little costlier as compared to the traditional bulbs, but the investment made into LED lighting would save you some money on your energy bills as LEDs would use at least 75% less energy, and last up to 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. Thus, making everything even eventually and proving that you made a smart choice. But did you know you could save more on your energy bills with smart lighting? And not only could you save but also monitor & track your energy consumption and accordingly modify your usage? Let’s read on to learn how! 

Smart Lighting | Concept

First, let’s try & understand how smart lighting works. Smart lighting is nothing indifferent to the traditional lighting setup. Smart lighting requires no special setup and can be simply retrofitted within your existing household lighting as far as you have a stable internet connection. All you may require is an automation controller and light-dimming circuits which will be then integrated with your existing wiring setup. And that’s it! Now you have smart control over your energy consumption. 

Benefits
The few important advantages that you gain from smart lighting is, 

◙ Light Scheduling | Automatic on/off
◙ Create personalised scenes 
◙ Be able to control your lighting using a smartphone or simple voice commands
◙ Track, monitor & understand your light energy consumption 

Automatic Scheduling & Smartphone Access

Do you have to walk around your house every night to ensure that all lights are switched off before you crash? This can be such a task! Especially when you have had a long day at work and this is the last thing you want to do. Well, now that you have integrated smart lighting you wouldn’t have to zombie-walk anymore all over your house at least to switch on/off your lights. With smart lighting, you have the power to control your lighting exactly the way you want it to. Set schedules for your lights to switch on/off automatically at specific timings. Suppose, every night you sleep at around 11:00, then you can schedule your home lighting to switch off or dim around the same time. 

Create Personalised Scenes

Every lighting setup has a different impact on our mood. Bright lights keep us focused. Warm lighting helps us relax. And dark mode is the perfect choice for movie nights. What if you could preset & save these as scenes on your smartphone app and simply use different lighting ambiences for different occasions? With smart lighting, you can create personalised scenes according to your preferences. Simply tap on your favourite scene and watch the lighting ambience change in a few seconds.

Control lighting with a smartphone or using simple voice commands

Asking your wife/husband or any of your children to switch off/on your lights doesn’t really guarantee that it will happen. We all have been there. But why ask others when you can simply control your home lighting using a smartphone or by giving simple voice commands to Alexa, Google or Apple Pods? You could be like, ‘Alexa, turn all lights off’ or ‘Alexa, turn bedroom light on’. With these smart integrations, one doesn’t really have to depend on anyone else to get the job done. Go on, take control!

Motion Sensors & Light Dimmers
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Most of the smart lighting comes with built-in motion sensors which automatically switch on/off the lights depending upon the presence of someone avoiding unnecessary energy consumption when not in use. The light dimmers help you set the lighting tone based on your preferences. Because, there are times when most of the lighting in your house doesn’t need to be operated at their full capacity, especially during evenings. You can choose to dim certain lights in your house which will eventually end up consuming less energy as compared to what they would have consumed if used at their full capacity. 

Track, monitor & understand your light energy consumption
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This is by far the most important benefit that smart lighting has to offer. In the earlier days, one didn’t really have an option to monitor or track their energy consumption. Even if one wanted to track energy consumption, it would require expensive tracking meters which were either tough to integrate or not everyone’s piece of cake. With smart lighting, you can simply track your energy consumption using your smartphone. Track, monitor & understand how much energy is being consumed, at what times and for how much time. This gives you an overview to study your weekly/monthly stats and helps one to accordingly modify their usage depending on their needs. 

Takeaway Note: 

You may wonder, do these ideas really help me save on energy bills? Well, smart lighting certainly does offer a plethora of benefits if used wisely. The automatic on/off triggers, remote access, ambience control, doesn’t only help you save on your energy bills by avoiding unnecessary energy consumption but also saves your time & effort which otherwise keeps you running around the house to switch on/off multiple keypads. 

Did you know you could switch on your TV, close window shades and make your lights go dim all at once using a single voice command? To find out more about automation solutions and how you can try a few of them for your home, feel free to get in touch with us at sales@avenuesound.in or call our toll-free number 1-800-121-8625