Smart lighting is quickly becoming more and more commonly used in homes across the country. From controlling lighting, and conserving energy to improving security, and more, there are a number of reasons why you should consider installing smart lighting in your home.
At Harmonic Series, our Fort Collins-based team works with you to provide the specific lighting needs you have in your Colorado home. From enhancing the environment in your home theater to creating a relaxing mood at the end of a long day, we have the experience and knowledge to deliver what you want. Call to schedule an appointment today.
Lower Energy Use
It seems like everyone is always trying to find a way to save more money. From clipping coupons and cooking at home to taking stay-cations and driving fuel-efficient cars, there are a number of ways to cut costs. When it comes to the lights you use in your home, the types of bulbs you use could provide a significant drop in your energy usage and bill. Smart lights use CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) or LED (light-emitting diodes) bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs, which means they used significantly less electricity to light a room.
Longer Life Span
While it may not seem like you’re spending a lot of money when you purchase a pack of replacement bulbs, the cost can certainly add up quickly based on the frequency with which you need to replace bulbs. With that in mind, smart lights are a great investment due in part to their longer life span. The average incandescent bulb will last for about 750 to 2,000 hours. By comparison, an LED smart light can last from 35,000 to 50,000 hours — a significant increase in the life of your bulbs!
While automated lighting systems have been around for a while, they’re not as effective at deterring unwanted visitors due to their predictability. With smart lights, you can actually program both your indoor and outdoor lighting to go off at different times each day, which creates the illusion that someone is home. In fact, many of the best home lighting systems feature motion-detection features, which means that not only will you enjoy increased security, but you’ll also enjoy the convenience of walking into a lit room. If a light turns on due to activity when you’re not at home, you can program this feature to send alerts to your mobile devices.
Changing the color of your smart lights can be both fun and functional. In fact, many lights can be changed to alter the mood or setting in a room. When you need to focus on cooking or working, you probably want lights that are bright white and allow you to clearly see what you’re doing. When you’re ready to relax and watch a movie, however, you’d likely prefer lighting that is softer and dimmer. In fact, studies have shown that our melatonin starts to increase in the evening, which is what signals our brains to get ready for sleep.
By shifting your lights from a warm sunlight to something that is more dim in the evening, you can improve your body’s readiness for rest. Likewise, if you have a hard time getting up in the morning, you can set your smart lights to gradually brighten about a half hour before your alarm goes off, which will help you maintain a better sleep-wake cycle.
Smart Lighting Professionals
When you’re ready to look into all of the possibilities that smart lights offer, be sure to contact Harmonic Series. Our Fort Collins-based team will listen to what you want for your home so that we can deliver the quality results you deserve. Interested in smart lighting for your home theater? We can help with that too. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.