Home lighting with a traditional wall switch may have been something special when electricity was first invented, but now, it’s expected in any home. It’s almost second nature: walking into a dark room and fumbling for a light switch or dimmer. Still, in a world of smart technology – smartphones, smart cars, and smart speakers – wouldn’t you think there’s a better way to control your lights?
There is! But we’re not talking about a few smart lightbulbs. Instead, a robust lighting automation system transforms how you interact with the lights in your Bay Area home. One-tap control features, voice commands, and automated settings all come together to create a lighting system that’s futuristic – not one that’s stuck in the past. Keep reading to learn more!
Home automation systems are designed to make our lives convenient. Smart lighting accomplishes this and more! Not only can you control smart lights via a touchpad, wall panel, smartphone app, or voice command, but you can set scenes that create the right mood in every room – and for every occasion. For instance, if you’re getting ready to watch a movie in your home theater, tap the “Movie Night” icon, and all the lights as well as the motorized shades, audio-video system, and even the indoor climate adjust to their pre-programmed settings.
Lighting automation means exactly that. In addition to offering one-touch control, the system can be completely automated. Instead of tapping a tablet, program your smart lighting to think for you. Then, when you wake in the morning, they automatically illuminate, helping you ease into your day. If you have human-centric lights in your home, they gradually change hue and brightness throughout the day to maintain a biophilic atmosphere in your home, which promotes wellness. At sunset, your landscape lighting can turn on in the evening and off when the sun rises.
Smart lights offer a smarter way to maintain a secure home and safe family. For instance, geofencing is a feature that controls different smart systems throughout your house based on your location. If you’re coming home after sunset, when you pull into the driveway, a smart home system detects you (via your smartphone). Then, it turns on the indoor lights, unlocks the doors, fires up the whole-home sound system, and makes sure the indoor climate is a perfect place for you to relax and unwind.
It doesn’t happen all the time, but occasionally, you may want to check in on your home from a remote location. When you have a smart home with smart lights, that’s not a problem. Right from your smartphone, you can adjust the lights in any room, raise or lower the motorized shades, check the surveillance cameras, and even unlock the doors for a friend or family member. Your system works with precision and accuracy no matter where you are.
Learn more about lighting automation as well as the many benefits of a smart home system. Call Hermary’s at 415-993-7600, chat with us on this page, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.