Smart Lighting Systems
Here at The Online Lighting, we are specialists in Smart Lighting and have a selection of smart lighting fixtures for your home that will equip you with the ability to adapt and adjust to the season, time of day, your mood and more. Optimizing for smart lighting systems offers a simple and customizable way of illuminating your home. With energy costs on the rise, moving to that ‘hands-free’ lifestyle, with lighting controlled by your smartphone, tablet or even Amazon Alexa and Google Assistants is becoming more desirable.
If you have any questions on Smart Lighting and if it would be suitable for your home, do not hesitate to get in touch with our smart lighting experts!
What is Smart Lighting?
Smart lighting is an advanced way to light your home and is a lighting technology design with energy efficiency, convenience and security in mind. This can include high-efficiency lighting fixtures with automated controls allowing you to adjust based on daylight availability or mood. The smart LED bulbs contain software that can connect to apps, smart home assistants or other smart accessories so you can automate your lights or control them remotely, eliminating the need for traditional switches.
So, what is so good about a smart lighting system?
Switch the lights on or off remotely.
There was a time when we all wanted light switches near our beds or lamps so that we did not have to get out to turn off the lights before going to sleep. But today, you can use a remote, your smartphone or tablet which is always by your side wherever you may be to turn on or off your lights.
By using smart lighting solutions in your home, you can save a lot in energy usage particularly when you use LED lights with dimmers. It may be the case of you don’t need the full brightness from a bulb and using the dimmer can cut down on energy usage, significantly reducing your electricity bill! Being able to control the lights remotely means you’ll find they’re switched on a lot less.
One of the many bonuses that comes from this type of smart technology is that you can turn lights on and off even if you’re on holiday. Instead of leaving lights turned off the entire time you are out, you can have comfort in the idea you can deter thieves by switching on bulbs at different times every day.
One of the most popular reasons for opting for smart lighting solutions in a home is that they enable homeowners to have personalized lighting options. You can set your lights to be on for coming home from work, making the house feel more homely or create a more relaxed atmosphere for watching tv in the evenings. Smart lighting solutions are playful, you can change colour on most lighting fixtures to suit what you want at that time.
Is Smart Lighting Suitable for My Home?
Deciding on one smart home assistant.
One of the most important things to consider before launching yourself into the world of smart lighting solutions is what platform you want to use to control them. While many options offer apps to group lights together to control, there is a decent chance you will want to smarten more than just your lights.
Therefore, deciding on one smart home platform to handle all devices in your home is important. Pairing smart lights with voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. If you are willing to put one of these in your home then it is a no-brainer, you want your voice assistant to control your lights.
Some smart lighting fixtures require a hub.
Smart lights will use wireless transmissions to send and receive their signals and different bulbs will use different methods, whether it is a built-in Wi-Fi radio to connect directly to the router or using Bluetooth to connect directly to the phone. If you want to be able to control your lights from further away, you need the Wi-Fi hub.
Will smart lighting work in every home?
While smart lighting is likely to work in every home, if your wiring is over 30 years old, we recommend you check to ensure the light you choose is compatible. Should you have any questions regarding this, you can get in touch with our team via the live chat (left corner of the screen) or via our contact page
Do I need a Smart Switch?
Smart plugs are best when you want to control a lamp, they are a small device that fits into any outlet and they are the easiest way to convert a standard table or floor lamp into a smart light. When buying a smart light from our collection, you can opt for Alexa compatible smart switches to time the light to come on or you can opt for Alexa or Google Home compatible sensors to allow your lights to come on when it is dark.
Our Smart Lighting Suppliers
Nordlux - Nordlux is known for their innovative lighting designs at affordable prices. Nordlux Smart is a comfortable and flexible solution to easily set your lights to your own, unique preferences. You can choose the right light for every occasion, whether you’re looking for something cozy and relaxing or more functional. Nordlux Smart lighting solutions can have their features and functionalities expanded as they are compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
Paul Neuhaus - This German lighting brand is widely recognised as one of the leading suppliers of quality lighting in the UK and Ireland. The collection has a contemporary sense of style and here at The Online Lighting store, we offer the range of smart lighting which merges traditional, classic, and modern lighting styles. A lot of their products work with both Alexa and Google Home, and can be controlled with their own stand-alone Smart Phone app.
Leuchten Direkt - This young brand is part of the Paul Neuhaus group that offers appealing designs for smart lighting fixtures at an affordable price. Discover a wide range of impressive lamps and pendants in different styles to suit your home. The collection stocked here at The Online Lighting store includes modern, simple, classic and rustic styles to suit all tastes. With these lights, you can enhance your living area and let it shine in different colours with just one click of a remote!
Eglo Lighting - Eglo Lighting offers a unique range of smart lighting solutions for your home and their collection is guaranteed to have something suitable for every household. You can control room illumination with their smart lighting products through the remote control or Eglo App conveniently and at the touch of a button.