Innovations like smartphone-controlled home ventilation and security systems have risen to the forefront of home technology. Home lighting systems, especially so-called “smart lights”, offer homeowners the ability to change lighting colors with the swipe of a finger, and these systems have changed the way consumers decorate their homes. Smarter Home Automation, the leading resource for smart home technology product information on the Web, knows that colored smart lighting can offer many benefits for homeowners across the country. “By coupling energy-efficient LED bulb technology with interfaces that can be controlled by mobile devices, homeowners have more choices than ever,” says Art Feierman, founder of the online information resource. “These smart lighting systems offer unrivaled flexibility and style for today’s modern homeowner.” To learn more about Art’s company and information on smart home lighting systems,
Several interface standards exist within smart home lighting as used in both indoor and outdoor applications. Many color lighting products use the Zigbee mesh standard, which allows connectivity with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and also interfaces with other smart products like door locks, fire alarm systems, and entry sensors. Others use WiFi to give homeowners control over the color and intensity of lighting from anywhere in the world. By using smart lighting systems that change colors, homeowners can choose to accent architectural features or artwork in the home. Other benefits of color-changing lights include the ability to set a specific mood, such as lighting the home with a gentle blue color to lend a calm atmosphere, or shifting colors toward warm hues like red or orange to add a bit of drama to the home’s interior. “Color can affect moods, and products like Philips Hue, LIFX smart lighting, and Osram/Sylvania’s Lightify make it simple to switch between a wide spectrum of colors inside or outside the home,” adds Art.
As the technology behind smart home lighting matures, even more flexibility and interoperability will give homeowners control over many aspects of their homes. Currently, smart lighting systems and bulbs may not reproduce all colors of the spectrum accurately, but LED manufacturers are improving the technology at a rapid pace. Being able to control a wide range of smarter home products over WiFi or an emerging communication standard is the next logical step for the industry, even including interfaces with digital personal assistants like Apple’s HomeKit or Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem. For more information on Smarter Home Automation and their exhaustive database of product information and reviews,