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May 02, 2022

Effective Ideas To Use Smart Lighting In Your Gaithersburg Home

More than anything in your home, light bulbs around your interior are a requirement. However, are you gaining the maximum from your lights? Why not improve how you use light by incorporating smart lighting technology within your Gaithersburg home.

What Is Smart Lighting In Gaithersburg

Let's first establish - what is a smart light bulb? A smart light is a LED light bulb with internet integration, which allows a buyer total control over your house’s lights. All through the aid of an app -- like a home security app.

Dim individual bulbs to any level without using a dimmer switch, or check on your app to see if you accidentally left them on. Have your lights to switch on at a specific time -- like when you wake up in the morning -- and power down on their own when it's time for bed. You can even tweak your lights to automatically set to the desired mood, like at 20% during your favorite TV show. You can even pair your lights to Alexa or Google Nest and operate your bulbs by your voice.

Smart Bulbs Syncs With A Home Security System For The Penultimate Combination

Ease-of-use is just one feature of smart bulbs, though. Placing smart bulbs are an effective method to enhance your home security. Brightly lit residences are a [[hindrance|impediment|deterrent] to trespassers. Intruders look to cloak their identity and obscure their location in the night.

A residence stocked with smart lighting are able to be operated by a Gaithersburg home automation that’s a function of a a home security system. You can craft light patterns that replicate normal movement inside the home, making it seem like residents are traveling from one room to another. From an outside vantage point, unique smart light patterns give an illusion that a resident is actually in the house switching on and off those particular lights.

Spots To Install Smart Lighting

You don’t need to retrofit your whole home to use smart lights. In your Gaithersburg home, the majority of smart light bulbs come compatible with your current lamps and fixtures. Get started by deciding which places you would like to make “smart” first. You do not need to swap out every individual light bulb, as It's not an one-or-none game. If you are overwhelmed by the project of smart lighting, then begin slowly and expand from there.

For the inside of your house, swap out light bulbs in areas with windows. First, check the lamps and fixtures in the living room, bedroom, or dining room. The idea is to light up a window enough for the brightness to be seen to anyone outside the home. Definitely work on lighting up the front of your home as many intrusions happen through the main entryway.

As for the exterior of your house, swap to smart lighting around high-traffic entrances to the home. Think about lights positioned by all doors, whether in the front, side, or back of your property. Don't forget the bulbs on your garage as well. If an individual enters into your living space via the garage, you can turn on that garage light with a press of a button.

Get Your Gaithersburg Smart Lighting With Your Home Security System

Smart lights are a cinch to install and convenient to use. With the guidance of a security technician, you can see ways to leverage smart light bulbs with your new home security system. Speak to an expert at (301) 278-8866 or submit the form below.