Fun and Useful Ways to Use Smart Light Bulbs in Your Home
November 24, 2017 6:30:00 AM PST
Among the plethora of innovative new products flooding modern markets, smart light bulbs stand out as among the most fun, practical, and easy to use. These innovative energy savers shine at various levels of intensity, alternate colors, operate with timers, and can be controlled by your smartphone. Here are some of the many practical and enjoyable ways to improve the quality of your home with smart light bulbs.
Enhance Home Security and Safety
The security of your home is imperative, and smart light bulbs can make it safer. Synchronizing smart locks on your doors with smart light bulbs near crucial entrances allows you to program the lights to emit specific colors to confirm that the doors are unlocked or securely locked. You can also turn smart security lights inside or outside of your home on and off with a timer or with your smartphone. Enhance the efficiency of smoke detectors by causing smart light bulbs to emit red warning colors when they go off. Combine smart light bulbs with motion detectors to give you the option to turn on lights when you have to get up at night.
Although the initial cost of smart light bulbs is higher, in the long run, they are more cost efficient because they last much longer than traditional light bulbs. Additionally, smart light bulbs can turn on and off automatically when you open and close pantry and closet doors, giving you light when you need it — but saving electricity when you don't. When you leave and forget to turn off lights in the house, you can save power by turning smart light bulbs off from your smartphone.
Predict the Weather
For those more technologically advanced, here's an awesome method of using a smart light bulb to help you know the weather before you head out the door. Synchronize the bulb with a motion sensor that triggers when you're near the door and to an applet like IFTTT linked to weather trends. Have the light glow blue for cool weather and orange or red for warmer weather.