Creating a smart home has gone mainstream. With Google Home, the Amazon Echo, smart plugs, and apps to control them all for your phone, it is easier than ever to control your home’s systems from a central hub.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we have been using lighting automation systems since well before smartphones and home hubs were in use. To that end, our Lighting Control Automation has been getting better and better all the time as new technology becomes rapidly available.
Smart Lighting Timers
More than just a timer, our Lighting Control Automation means you can set it and forget it! Once your schedule is created, your lights will adjust with the changing seasons from long summer days to long winter nights. It will automatically adjust to daylight savings time, so no need to figure out how to change the time.
With a smart landscape lighting controller, you can:
- Connect it to your entire home – anything with an electrical outlet.
- Manually turn lights on and off from anywhere in the world with a smartphone.
- Set zones to turn on and off for vacations and business travel to give the appearance that you are home.
- Create zones for your varying favorite activities, so you only have the lights you want.
- Control zones from a keypad installed anywhere in your home that is convenient.
- Create dimmed lighting settings and save them for future use.
The Benefits of a Smart Home
In the ’80s and ‘90s, there were movies with scenes in a wealthy man’s house where he controlled all his systems from a single remote control. It felt like a pipe dream that was too expensive to be a reality.
Now, it is the reality and the expense is negligible when you consider the benefits.
Creating a smart home is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Keeping lights on a schedule that is concise and only as needed is just the start. When you have the ability to turn off anything in your home from your smartphone or smart hub, you can flip that switch from across the room when you realize you accidentally left it on.
Maybe stop nagging the kids. When your kids leave a room and move on to the next, you can use your app from the couch where you are watching a movie to flip the light off.
No more fumbling in the dark. When you can’t sleep and have to move through the house at night, you no longer have to trip around the house and feel for a switch. Just ask Google or Alex to turn on the light. Or use your smartphone before you leave the bedroom.
Customize and save your settings. If you love to entertain, you can set your lights how you like them for parties and save the settings. Those settings can then be easily implemented every single time you are ready for an evening of fun.
Easy manual switch from anywhere Do you host a 4th of July bash every year because you have a great view of an area fireworks show? Enjoy your party lights, deck lights, and patio lights for the evening, and with a quick touch of a button on your smartphone, shut it all down when the first BOOM lights up the night sky.
Smart landscape lighting systems are not about showing off and being extravagant. They are convenient and make life that much easier and enjoyable for you, your family and your guests. Call today to learn more about how we can help you begin the journey to having a smart home.