Smart lights are designed for energy efficiency, convenience, and security. Moreover, smart lighting is an advanced way to light your home. They might include having automated controls that make adjustments based on conditions such as occupancy or daylight availability and eliminate the need for traditional wall switches.
Smart lighting technology is a great way to minimize energy usage.
Smart lighting enables homes and users to remotely control cooling, heating, lighting, and appliances, minimizing unnecessary light and energy use which saves energy and decreases utility bills.
What Are The Benefits Of Smart Lighting Technology?
1. Remotely controlled
Users can control their smart lighting system remotely even if they are out of town.
2. Saves electricity
By setting schedules, controlling smart lights remotely, and controlling the brightness, you can save electricity and reduce cost.
3. Ability to be customized
Several smart lights available in the market have features to alter color and intensity.
What Are The Different Types Of Smart Lights?
1. Smart light bulbs
They are an excellent choice if you want a low-cost smart lighting system, and they are based on Wi-Fi. Users have to connect the bulbs to a local Wi-Fi network, and then smart bulbs can be controlled remotely. Moreover, they can be installed in regular bulb holders.
This type comes with some fantastic features, such as control remotely, adjustable brightness, ability to schedule, mood-based light colors, IFTTT, and they also can be controlled by Alexa or Google Home.
2. Smart lights connected with HUB
This type of Smart light connects with the internet through HUB. And afterward, you can control the smart lights with your smart home mobile app or a smart voice assistant. However, smart lights only can connect to the internet through HUB; otherwise, they are not useable.
3. Motion sensing lights
A motion sensor light is attached to a motion sensor. Therefore, When human movement triggers the sensor, the light turns on. They are various types of motion sensors that you can use, such as photoelectric, Microwave, passive infrared, and active infrared. Your three choices of power sources are battery-operated lights, wired lights, or solar-powered lights. And selecting the suitable power source will depend on your climate and desired light placement.
What Are The Different Communication Technologies Used In Smart Lighting Systems?
1. Smart lights connected to Bluetooth
A Bluetooth Hub is required if you want to control your smart lights remotely with Bluetooth. Bluetooth Hub is used to pair Bluetooth-connected devices to the internet.
In addition, Bluetooth-based smart lights are able to create a mesh network and can be controlled by smartphones.
2. Smart lights connected to Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi routers connect the Wi-Fi-based smart lights to the internet, and they can be controlled remotely. Keep in mind that there has to be an internet connection available. The pleasant thing about WiFi is that it’s wireless, so You don’t have to run cables everywhere.
3. Smart lights connected to Z-wave and ZigBee
ZigBee creates a mesh network just like Bluetooth-based, which means that ZigBee devices can link together and expand the range of your overall ZigBee network, and ZigBee is a low-power protocol.
Z-wave is another low-power protocol, although it works completely different from ZigBee. They can’t interfere with WiFi signals like ZigBee due to the operation of different radio frequencies.
WiFi and ZigBee are the most popular smart home protocols nowadays, followed by Z-wave and Bluetooth, which are less popular. However, they all have their own advantages.
How Do Smart Lights Work?
The smart lighting system automatically turns on the smart lights; smart lighting technology is a part of the smart home system. They can be controlled in three different ways:
1. Mobile apps and voice assistants
Smart lights are monitored using smartphone apps or smart voice assistants by connecting them to the Internet or Bluetooth via a smart HUB, gateway, or directly.
2. Motion detection
Motion sensors are connected to smart lights using a wired or wireless connection. And whenever the motion sensors detect a movement, it sends a signal to HUB or directly to a smart light to turn on.
3. IFTTT: if this, then that
Smart lights are controlled using IFTTT, which is a condition-based technology. You need to purchase an IFTTT enabled smart lighting system so you can set conditions like switching on the lights when you are about to come home.
In conclusion, smart lights are popular because of their simplicity. Also, no installation or wiring is needed.
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