5 Reasons to Switch to Smart Bulbs

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The 19th century saw us graduate from candles and lanterns to electric-powered luminescence. The 21st century has seen the humble lightbulb evolve from a functional item into an expression of your lifestyle. Smart bulbs (as wi-fi enabled lightbulbs are called) allow you to change colors and warmth manually or automatically with the help of your phone or smart hub. It may be time to move away from an average LED or CFL bulb. Here are 5 reasons to consider switching to smart bulbs:

Ease of Control

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Smart bulbs are known for the technology that is integrated into them. This technology enables you to control the operation of the bulb more efficiently. In fact, some bulbs can be operated and controlled using voice commands. This is highly convenient for the user or homeowner. For example, you can use voice control capability to turn a light bulb on or off.

Some smart bulbs even have the ability to be grouped with other bulbs in different rooms of your house. Hence, you will be able to select if you want to turn on (or off) the lights in the kitchen or living room, etc.

Bright or Dim

With traditional light bulbs, you can choose three command options: on, off, or dim. With smart bulbs, you may also be able to change the color and warmth of the light depending on the bulb. When you need to create a cozy ambiance in the room, you can dim the light. Or, if you want to read or write, you can always increase the brightness level. You won’t need to buy specific wattage for your light bulb in order to achieve the ideal brightness level. A smart bulb has light-diffusion coating, which provides more control options.

Safety and Security

The best thing about smart appliances for the home is that you can integrate your devices to work with one another. For your family’s security, you can pair bulbs with security cameras and alarm systems. For example, you can configure a bulb to increase brightness when an alarm system is triggered.

In addition, you can utilize scheduling tools available with most smart bulbs. One example is to set bulbs to turn on or off depending on time and day. Save money in the long-run as your bulbs are in use only when needed.

Better Sleep Quality

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Lighting is a crucial component for enabling you to sleep more soundly at night. Depending on which smart bulb you use, some have the ability to emit different color and temperature. Color and temperature can directly impact melatonin production in the body. This can affect how you sleep. A study by Caltech University provides scientific support for the link between light and sleep quality.

Energy Saving

Many new smart bulb models are equipped with motion detection sensors, triggering an “on” feature when someone enters the room.  The scheduling feature is another energy-saving feature offered by smart bulbs. This will ensure that your light is on during night time and is turned off during the daytime. You no longer have to worry about forgetting to turn off the lights when not in use.