At Smart Homes Constructions, we have a keen awareness of smart home trends and what tools are worth investing in so that you get the most return. From smart appliances to smart security tools, we can help provide you with the insight you need to make the best decisions.
In our experiences, one of the biggest areas of interest is lighting options. Home-owners want to make sure they are choosing the best smart lights and we are more than happy to guide them in doing so.
Keep reading to learn a bit more about smart bulbs and switches, as well as to learn a bit about a few of the best products out on the market right now.
About Smart Bulbs and Switches
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “As long as it does the job and works for a reasonable amount of time, do I really need to make my lighting options a priority?” The answer is – yes!
And with the new “smart lighting” bulbs, not only is the right option worth investing in, but the right switches and bulbs can be a complete game changer when it comes to giving your own home its very own personality.
Most smart bulbs are generally LED lights, meaning they will last tens of thousands of hours and can fit right in just like installing any other lightbulb. On top of that, smart bulbs can be connected to your Wi-Fi and controlled through an app using a smartphone or tablet.
One of the most amazing features of certain smart lights is the ability to adjust their brightness, vibrancy, and even their color so that you can customize a room for a specific mood or feel.
Along with the smart bulbs, there are also compatible light switches. These smart light switches can be controlled through apps, used as dimmers, and have other spectacular options.
So now that we’ve covered the basic elements of smart lighting, here are a few options that your staff here at Smart Home Construction LTD recommend.
Smart Light Bulbs & Switches You Should Definitely Know About
1. Philips Hue (Bulbs)
Philips Hue smart bulbs are the most well-known products to date and come in basically every size you could need them in. These bulbs are of the highest quality for both standard and custom colorful lighting.
The most unique feature, however, is the fact that these bulbs can be linked to your Amazon Echo, Apple Homekit, or Google Home so that you can control them using just your voice.
2. Philips LIFX (Bulbs)
The LIFX Smart Bulbs are powerful when connected to your Wi-Fi. Unlike the Hue, these don’t require a “hub” or a specific control center to use them.
LIFX’s app really stands out in the sense that besides the basic features that will let you customize your own lighting, it also comes with specific presets that will read the room’s current mood.
There’s also the option that allows the lighting to be synced to the music that’s playing in the background. And just like the Hue, it can be connected to third-party home voice systems.
This can be a great option for a child’s room. Rather than being bulbs, these smart squares of LED lights can be combined and stuck to walks, making for colorful canvases that can cycle through different colors. These are touch-sensitive lights that can even change with music playing and include interactive games.
Your kids are sure to love this option.
Not only will it turn on your lights for you, but the WeMo Light Switch can detect how hot a room can be and automatically cool it down. You can also program it to have a specific light setting and temperature set-up depending on the weather.
This light switch can do so much beyond current competitors and is ranked as the very best essential smart switch in the market.
5. Lutron Caseta (Switch System)
The transition of converting from standard lights and making the leap to smart lighting can be quite confusing.
The Lutron Caseta is the easiest system to set up when it comes to those first entering the world of smart lighting. The switch system is generally compatible with any smart bulbs and still works perfectly fine with standard lights in case you still want to hang on to those.
With a Lutron Caseta system, you can control and manage lights, temperature, shades, music, and even use voice assistants.
Are you ready to move into the smart home of your dreams? Contact Smart Home Construction today at (956) 428-6607 or take a look at our current listings and see what homes we have available in Cameron County. From smart lights to smart appliances and everything in between, you can’t go wrong with Smart Home Construction.