SMART lighting is probably the most noticeable aspect of the modern smart home.

From the convenience of having them switch on and off when you enter or leave the room and being able to control everything with your smartphone, to the huge boost it can provide to you home security, smart lighting is becoming a central and indispensable part of the modern home.

 

Scaring intruders away

Whether the lights are on or not is probably the first indicator any would-be intruder would use to try and determine whether you’re home. That’s not guesswork – it’s a fact.

According to Co-Op insurance, a survey of ex criminals said lighting was one of the biggest deterrents when it came to keeping criminals at bay. As far as crooks are concerned - no lights, no occupants.

But with smart lighting, your home can be bathed in light at key times, whenever you want, no matter where you are. Surprisingly though according to Co-Op, only 24 per cent of UK adults said that they have motion activation lights installed.

But it’s super simple to not become one of these statistics. Just by utilising the Tahoma Smart Box and smart lighting components, you can set your lights to come on and off whenever you want using a timer, and you can even connect them to motion sensors so they activate when any movement is detected, providing an effective line of defence designed to startle intruders and make them free your property even when you’re out.

 

Convenience doesn’t cost

Protecting the environment is something that we all need to think about, and smart lighting technology is designed in such a way so as to minimise the amount of electricity taken to run them.

When you leave the room they can be programmed to deactivate, so there’s not a single amp of electricity wasted. LED technology also helps reduce energy use by consuming less power to provide lighting.

As well as being kinder to the environment, it’s also kinder to your wallet too – helping to keep the family bills down.
Another great feature of smart lighting is that you can control all your lights with one button. This means you can switch them all on or off when you leave the house just with the flick of one switch, or turn them all off from your bedroom without having to go right around the house checking every room.

 

Creating Ambiance

Of course, as well as the practicalities of security and bills, our homes are where we go to relax. Smart lighting gives you control over which lights activate and when, while the addition of dimmer technology means you can set your ideal lighting levels too.

Having some guests over for dinner? Just dim the lights to something more subtle. And because the whole process is automated, once everything is set up you don’t need to lift a finger. Perfect.