Smart lights are a great addition to your home for various reasons. For starters, you're able to control when you want your lights on and off (and you don't even need to be home to do so). Plus, smart lights can also be very cost-efficient, saving you tons of money on your electricity bill. It's a win-win! Their long lifespan helps to ensure your house is illuminating for longer, leaving you without the hassle. With that being said, you know why smart lights are beneficial to your home, but you also need to know where to install them to get the most use out of them.
Since smart lights can enhance the functions of your home, location matters to ensure you can use all the functions they offer. You'll want to plan where you need lights and the type of smart lights that will fit best in that location. That's why we've come up with the best locations in your home to install different kinds of smart lights to make your home everything you wanted and more!
Homeowners tend to think of having smart lighting solely in their homes. However, lighting also matters on the outside. Whether you want to illuminate your front steps, porch, garage, or even light up the sides of your house, there are many outdoor lighting options to consider. Some outdoor lighting options include:
Strip lights: You may also know these as "fairy lights," AKA the lights that you can hang in rows. These little lights may seem dainty, but they are actually waterproof and provide so many different functions you can use with them. For starters, you can set these up on your patio and have them change colors while you're sitting outside with company. While easy to install, you still need a smart home system, like the Echo Dot, to use them.
Flood lights: These outdoor lights are perfect for any weather coming in your direction, and can sustain bright light usually up to 120 degrees on any flood-level surface like the driveway or sidewalk. You can make these "smart" by purchasing brands that feature motion sensors, dusk and dawn daylight sensors, voice controls, and more!
Whether you're cooking breakfast in broad daylight or are sneaking in for a late-night snack, having smart lights in your kitchen can help meet your foodie needs. Smart lights in the kitchen can be motion sensors, turning on when you walk in. Or, you can add a dimming feature to give you a small night light that will give you just enough vision in the dark. When you're cooking, you can program the lights to set modes, that will let you turn the lights on over the stove or at your countertop. This will save you from turning on unnecessary lights. For more mood-setting or cool vintage vibes, try installing some smart Edison bulbs.
You may not think about this location often, but you also may not realize how dark it is in there without proper lighting. Closets hold all your clothes, shoes, purses, and whatever else you can fit on the shelves. Wouldn't it be best to have a light in there so you can see exactly what you're looking for? Without lighting, you may take out the wrong item, or try on something only to look in the mirror and realize it's not the color you thought. A smart light for your closet can eliminate that inconvenience. Sensors can turn on the light as soon as you open the closet, allowing you to see what's inside your closet every time you open it, without wasting valuable light or costing you more money.
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