Don’t underestimate the impact the right kind of lighting can have on your interior’s curb appeal. Lighting helps set the mood in a room and can even make it seem more spacious. However, if you want to maximize lighting’s effects on a room’s ambiance, professional home remodelers recommend installing smart lighting control or smart light bulbs.
How They Work
Smart lighting can be controlled using your smartphone and can be programmed to automatically adjust the intensity of lighting. For instance, having a movie night with your family? With just a tap, you can adjust the lighting in your living room to enhance your movie-viewing experience.
In addition to an enhanced ambiance, what are the benefits of smart lighting control? The interior remodelers at Highland Design and Build list them in this guide.
Energy Savings – Having different lighting settings for different activities not only helps enhance the ambiance but also optimizes energy usage, helping lower household electricity costs. Plus, smart lights use CFL or LED bulbs, which are more energy-efficient and last longer, than an incandescent light bulb.
Here’s a tip: If you want to maximize energy savings, you should choose light bulbs with the ENERGY STAR® label. Only light bulbs that have met the EPA’s stringent performance standards have this label.
Enhanced Security – Smart light bulbs can be set to turn on automatically while you’re away, making it seem like someone’s at home. You can also equip outdoor light bulbs with motion detectors to transform them into a warning system for unwanted guests skulking around. For added security, you can even have the motion detectors send alerts to your phone. To learn more about the potential uses for smart lighting, consult a professional home or kitchen designer.
Highland Design and Build, a company with over a decade of experience in the industry, offers a wide range of professional remodeling services. To schedule a consultation about your project, call us at (205) 968-6000 or fill out this form. Talk to us today!