Currently, there are numerous options when it comes to home illumination. Technology has enabled us to make various types of lighting systems. No longer are we limited to the ancient man-made sources of light, we now have options like the moon lamp, fluorescent bulbs, and more. In 2015 the world witnessed the introduction of automated home lighting systems. It was one of the most significant home tech trends of that year. However, it doesn’t stop there; weekly, there are fresh launches for single products or entire home lighting systems.
These systems are all designed to help make life comfortable and enhance the lighting in your house. Once you decide that an automated type of lighting is what suits you, you have the option of doing the installation or getting professionals to do the job. Here are some tips to help with your decision making.
If you own a small house or maybe you’re not sure if you need to optimize your home’s lighting, you can quickly and affordably try using a do-it-yourself system. Many do-it-yourself smart home and lighting rigs give you the chance to include remote controlled wall switches or light bulbs. A DIY rig is an excellent way to test the waters and learn more about smart lighting.
2. Integrated or Not
Before setting up your automated lighting system, you should consider whether you want to link it with another home tech rig. Some of the conventional home technology systems include the home entertainment system, security system, or HVAC system. If experts installed your other home systems, you should get an expert also to install the smart lighting system.
3. Smart Lights or System
Some of the popular light options used for converting to a control system are LED light bulbs. However, if you are considering getting a complete light control rig, you will have to look beyond wireless light bulbs and invest in a professionally-installed system. This is because fitting networked lighting control will involve using different keypads, dimmers, wires, and light switches. If your home has sconces, custom light fixtures, or chandeliers, replacing the regular bulbs with wireless ones will not help since these lighting options cannot be upgraded using WiFi bulbs.
4. Time and Cost
If you decide to make the installation a DIY project, expect to take a lot of time to complete installation, especially if you have a large home. If you are a busy person, you should hire a pro to do the installation and save yourself the hassle.
Now you have the necessary knowledge to help you make your final decision.