In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on how a smart home lighting system works and benefits you. Often one of the first areas of home automation homeowners will consider when looking to upgrade in this realm, smart home lighting serves you in several ways, from convenience benefits to energy efficiency, peace of mind and several other areas.

At AVI Systems, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of high-quality home automation services, including smart home lighting in a huge range of formats and styles depending on your needs. From indoor lighting control at your fingertips to motion-detector lights and others utilized for security or surveillance, we’ve got you covered. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over a few other areas to keep in mind when looking to install smart home lighting systems.

Aesthetic Considerations

Every element of a smart home lighting installation comes with benefits – even the actual devices and switches that will be placed in the home. Rather than boring, ugly standard light switches plastered all over your walls, you’ll be dealing with sleek, modern smart home lighting features.

These include a range of switches, dimmers and customizable keypads that can be used to control your lighting needs. These can easily be personalized with a variety of colors or styles. You’ll have the ability to handle multiple rooms at once, setting preset lights if needed.

Use Formats

And not only are the above areas a huge aesthetic upgrade in many modern homes, they also offer incredible convenience compared to standard lighting systems. You have multiple control formats available over your lights, from individual switches and keypads to phone and tablet apps, voice assistants and even TV-style remote controls if you desire. You certainly can’t turn off traditional lights just by speaking, but this is easily possible with many automated home lighting systems.

Specific Benefit Areas

Some specific practical benefits of smart home lighting systems for those who have installed them include:

  • Eco-friendliness: Smart lighting is known to be incredibly energy efficient compared with traditional formats. Many lights are able to stay at much lower luminosity to use less energy, plus can turn on and off based on whether the home is occupied, rather than simply staying on no matter what if the homeowner forgets to turn them off.
  • Security: Many smart lighting systems are used for security purposes, from motion-activated lights outside the home to lights that will turn off and on while you’re out of town to “mock” how they’d be used normally, deterring potential burglars.
  • Holidays: For those who enjoy holiday lights, you can power and control these with your automated system rather than trudging out repeatedly in the cold.

For more on how smart home lighting systems work, or to learn about any of our home automation services, speak to the staff at AVI Systems today.