Smart Lighting: Why You Need it in Your Home

How many people does it take to screw in a smart bulb? If you can screw in a lightbulb you can have smart lighting. When it comes to customizing your home, the addition of smart lighting is probably one of the easiest ways to do so. Smart lighting will let you control and personalize your home’s lighting in a number of ways, all with a couple of taps of your smartphone. Read on to learn about some of the ways smart lighting could transform your home.

Benefits of Smart Lighting

Energy and Cost Efficiency

You can save a lot of money on your electricity bill with smart lighting. Because smart lighting is almost always made with LED light bulbs, you get all the perks of this energy-conscious alternative. LED light bulb options ensure that you can use less energy to light the same rooms. According to USA Today, they can save the average household about $1000 over 10 years. You will also be replacing your bulbs less frequently as LED bulbs have a longer shelf life than the average bulb, as they can last up to 25 times longer.

Another function of smart lighting that will save your electricity bill is dimming. With diming functions, your energy usage can be significantly lower than ever before. Many times, you don’t need full brightness in your home. The decrease in wattage output as a result saves you money in the long run. Additionally, smart lighting can also be programmed with motion-sensing technology, such that your lights turn on when motion is detected in a room, and then turn off some time after motion is no longer detected. This means your lights will turn on and off hands free, and you will never have to worry about forgetting to turn the lights off and wasting energy.

Husbai supports several smart lights, including the Philips Hue White Ambiance bulbs. Enjoy relaxing and energizing scenes or create your own routines right out of the box with the Hue White ambiance starter kit. Includes Hue Bridge, 4 standard E26 smart bulbs that offer the full spectrum of white light, from cool to warm.

Remote Controlling

With traditional lights, you are at the mercy of the one (or maybe two) light switches on the wall. Have you ever been curled up in bed, ready for sleep, when you remember you have to get up and turn off the light? Of course you have–it’s a universal experience, as old as electricity itself. But with smart lighting, you can control your home’s lights with the touch of a button or even using your voice. You can turn off the lights in any room in your home, so when it’s bedtime for the kids, you can control their lights from your phone, too. If you are out of the house for an extended period of time, like on a vacation, you can turn lights on and off around the house to discourage potential burglaries. 

The Osram Lightify system offers around 16 million colors for home lighting. You can save your favorites, from the color scheme of sunrise to a party mood. If the user likes the color resolution of a particular picture, he or she can photograph it and reproduce it in the room using the “Color Picker” system function.

Scene Programming

Smart lighting will allow you to create different scenes for any kind of scenario. You can customize the brightness and color of your lights. If you are hosting a dinner party, you can create a scene in which the lights are warm and dimmed. You can also set specific scenes for the morning and night when you want to get accustomed to the light and dark. The benefit of the Hubsai app is that you can create these scenes without doing any coding. Customizing your home’s lighting couldn’t be easier. 

Scheduling

If you are someone that sticks to a rigid schedule, smart lighting will even further streamline your daily routine. Program your lights to turn on and off at specific times each day so that you have one less thing to worry about.

Hubsai also supports the Philips Hue Color Ambiance lightbulbs. Add color to any room with a single smart bulb, which offers warm to cool white light as well as 16 million colors. Use Bluetooth for instant light control in one room or connect to the Hue Bridge to unlock the full suite of features.

Hubsai App Smart Lighting Features

In this example, the user has turned on all lights in one area.

The Hubsai app gives you all the functionality of your smart home at your fingertips. When it comes to smart lighting, the features are meant to highlight ease of use and simplicity. You can schedule your lighting throughout the day, and adjust brightness and color of light. These features allow you to customize your home for any occasion in a matter of seconds, no programming needed.

Another feature of the Hubsai app is Area Filtering. The app allows you to sort through all the rooms of your home and adjust the lights by room or area. If you are coming home at the end of the night, you might turn on the porch lights and the entryway light. If you are retiring upstairs for the night, turn off all the lights downstairs at once. Ease of use is yet again the objective with this feature. You can control the wide array of lighting throughout your home all from the Hubsai app. If you want to learn more about the Hubsai approach to home automation, visit our website at Hubsai.com or download the app on Google Play or the App Store.