It’s frustrating to forget to turn lights off or not have an empty hand to switch on the lights when you walk into a dark room with arms full of groceries. Here are 5 ways lighting automation can make your life easier.
Keeps Your Home More Secure
With lighting automation, you can set your lights to turn off and on at certain hours of the day, whether you are home or not. This is especially useful when you are going on vacation because those lights can make it seem like you are home, keeping burglars at bay.
Saves You Money
When you use things like motion sensors and have certain times for lights to turn off and on, you don’t have to worry about accidentally leaving a light on and using up that electricity. You can make sure you are only using your lights when you want them to be used with lighting automation. Dimming-capable bulbs can extend the lifespan and reduce the amount of energy used.
Improve Your Sleep
Our bodies regulate our sleep cycles based on the light around us. If we are using lights at their full brightness right before bedtime, it’s going to take our bodies longer to calm down and produce the melatonin needed to send us drifting off to sleep.
Setting your lights to automatically dim at a certain time of night can help you fall asleep faster without even thinking about it. You can also use your lighting automation to help wake you up in the morning. It takes a long time to wake up in a dark room, but lights gradually getting brighter can simulate a sunrise and help us wake more naturally, quickly, and alertly.
No matter what kind of mood you want to set in your house, there are lights for that. Dim the lights for a more romantic feel for a dinner party, use different colored lights for a dance party, or keep the lights bright to keep you energized and alert for your in-home workout.
With lighting automation, you can set your preferences to have them ready whenever you need them. Set the lights just how you want them in the living room for movie night, in the kitchen for cooking dinner, and in the bedroom for your nighttime wind-down routine.
The motion sensors can turn the lights on for you as soon as you step inside when your hands are full with groceries and you can even have remote control of your lighting when you are away from home to turn your lights off and on as you please.
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