As technology continues to advance, we are gifted with new ways to make our lives easier. From being able to adjust the thermostat from our smartphones to electric cars that may one day help us reverse the damage fossil fuels have done to our planet, technology has helped us to improve everything from everyday tasks to large-scale projects. Another great innovation is smart lighting. Smart lighting allows us to adjust the lights in our homes from smartphones, utilize technology to reduce the amount of energy we consume when using the lights in our homes, and make our homes more comfortable by allowing us to be particular about how bright our lights are. Caldwell in El Paso can install smart lighting in your home.
Here are five ways smart lighting can make things more convenient.
How many times have you gotten up in the middle of the night for a glass of water and accidentally run into the corner of your dresser, tripped over a shoe, or twisted your ankle walking down the stairs? With smart lighting, you can turn on the lights you need from the push of one button on your smartphone without waking the rest of the house. This means fewer accidents and fewer disturbed sleepers.
Smart lighting allows you to adjust your home’s lighting from your phone no matter where you are. So if you’re out of town and worried about a potential burglar knowing you’re not home, you can turn the lights on in your home from wherever you’re vacationing, giving off the appearance that you’re home. It also offers motion sensor lighting, meaning your lights will turn on when someone is near, which can help deter burglars and vandals.
It seems like our bodies are almost always in contact with light, except, of course, when we are sleeping. But this fact can actually affect the way we sleep. Light has a huge impact on our bodies’ circadian rhythm, which directly affects our sleep. With smart lighting, we can adjust just how bright the lights in our homes are, which can help us seize control of our circadian rhythms once again and get better sleep each and every night.
Lighting has a direct effect on mood. Too bright and we might feel agitated, stressed, and anxious. Too dark and we may start feeling sleepy when we have work to get done. When we’re able to adjust the lighting in our homes, we can set it just right so we feel our best.
Lastly, smart lighting is beneficial because it can help us save energy as it gives us better control over the amount of electricity we consume. While using electricity in itself isn’t bad for the environment, generating electricity requires tons and tons of fossil fuels, which can harm the atmosphere. By saving electricity, we give back to Mother Nature little by little.
If you’re looking to install smart lighting in your home, Caldwell can help. Call today!