It seems everywhere you turn, something innocuous is now “smart.” There’s now smart phones, smart watches, smart traffic lights, smart plugs, smart security systems, smart thermostats, and smart contracts. Odds are, if it’s some form of electronics, it may have a smart application. Did you know that there are now smart light bulbs and smart lighting?

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WHAT ARE SMART BULBS?

Smart bulbs are LED light bulbs that can be controlled wirelessly and can be programmed, customized, and scheduled. They are part of a growing product line of home automation offerings and Internet of things (IoT) products.

HOW DO SMART BULBS WORK?

Smart light bulbs are most often controlled with an app on (you guessed it) your smart phone. They can also be controlled by a home automation hub. Many smart bulb apps allow you to control brightness and lighting temperature and color, which is great to be able to set the mood.

HOW CAN I USE SMART BULBS?

  • To dim a room. Smart bulbs allow you to dim the lighting in your room without having to install an individual dimmer switch on every light switch in your home. All you need is a dimmable smart bulb and, of course, the app.
  • To control your lights from anywhere. Smart bulbs can be programmed remotely, meaning you can turn them on before you get home late at night without having to leave your lights on all day, saving you money and saving electricity. Furthermore, some people love to be able to program their lights for when they are on vacation for security measures. Billows Lighting and Design Center in Berlin sells amazing lamps, which are perfect for shining pockets of light while you’re away.
  • To change the color of your bulb. Some smart bulbs can change colors, with over hundreds of colors to choose from. You can even program Siri to change the color as well with certain smart lights. This is useful when you want bright light to see by or warm light to have coffee with a friend, as well as when you want red and green lighting for Christmas. You can even change the appearance of the color of your wall with lighting.

Billows Lighting and Design Center is passionate about lighting. As a family-owned and operated business, we serve Berlin with top-of-the-line custom interior lighting and exterior lighting. We are experts in all things lighting, from pendant lighting, wall lighting, smart lights, and recessed lighting. If you’re in the market for new bedroom lighting or landscape lighting, make an appointment for a lighting consultation today with one of our lighting experts for your custom lighting design!