Is it worth switching to smart lighting?
Like all home automation, it will depend on how you use it. For example it might not make much sense to automate the home if you are going to continue turning the lights on and off with the wall switch. However, if your goal is voice control, programming different scenarios or creating patterns that make people think you’re are at home when you’re away on holiday, then this is for you.
This type of lighting is of great benefit in homes where there are small children who cannot reach the switches, elderly people or people with mobility problems. Voice control is an attractive solution that eliminates inequalities in this regard.
Another of the main reasons for investing in smart lights is the range of brightness and colour temperature to be gained. The same room changes completely when it goes from 5,000K white light with 2,000 lumens (bright white) to 2,500K light with 200 lumens (dimmed warm white).
An interesting way to combine lighting is to create light patterns, which practically all applications allow. Thus, the custom setting “Eat” will turn on the dining area lights, turning off the rest; while “Movie” will only turn on the soft LED strips that we have around the room, for example.
This customisation is generally what buyers are looking for, although there are other points in favour such as the fact that all these systems make use of highly energy-efficient and long lasting LED lights, with very low consumption. An LED bulb has an estimated life of 50,000 hours.