Choosing a smart light switch and dimmer.
A smart light switch or dimmer is an easy way to upgrade the lighting in your home. Smart switches and lights are among the ten best smart home devices that you can outfit your home with. They allow you to control lights with voice commands via a smart speaker or display or by using an app. With a smart lighting app, you can turn on entryway lights remotely so that you don’t come home to a dark house, or, you can set a schedule while you’re traveling to ensure various lights switch on and off.
A smart dimmer switch or light switch can function independently or be integrated into a wider smart home system. If you are following a room-by-room guide to home automation and are working your way towards a full smart home system, it’s good to make purchases with smart home compatibility in mind. For instance, you might look at light dimmers that work with Apple HomeKit or light switches compatible with Ring to find the best smart light switch for you.
Getting the most out of smart light switches and dimmers.
In addition to controlling your lights with a Wi-Fi light switch or dimmer, you can also add colorful lighting strips with accent lighting. Like a smart home light dimmer or switch, these strips and bulbs can be turned on, off or dimmed with an app on your phone while also offering color changes and other features. You can choose outdoor accent lighting or indoor accent lighting, leaving you with plenty of options for making your home look and feel great.
While you’re working on a smart lighting design, you might also want to improve protection around your property by using security lighting, as well as security cameras and surveillance or smart door locks. These can all be set up separately, or, if you’re already using a wider smart home system, such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa, seamless integration is quick and easy.
You also might want to integrate other eco-friendly smart home technology. For example, smart thermostats help save you money on your energy bill while app compatible sprinkler and irrigation controls let you water and monitor your lawn without even leaving the couch. Over time, you can build a house-wide smart system by integrating all sorts of compatible devices, making your life easier and more convenient.