Smart lights have a range of uses, some you may already know with others coming as more of a surprise.
We went out and found the most common and practical uses for smart lights, to help you decide if they’re worth your time and money.
While not all uses will be relevant to your lifestyle and home, sometimes even a single use can make smart lights a worthy investment.
Looking for more information on smart lights? We recommend heading over to our complete smart lighting guide.
To make things easier we’ve ranked our top 6 uses from most to least impactful, however you might find a lower ranked use more beneficial to you.
Each use also has a few examples, to help you better understand how it might impact your day-to-day life, emphasising real life scenarios.
These uses apply to most smart bulbs, lamps, switches and more, where a particular use only applies to one technology or product – we’ve highlighted it.
We’re not sure why this isn’t talked about more, but the biggest benefit of owning smart lights is the fact you can control them in various ways.
If you’d like to continue using a traditional switch but installed only smart light bulbs there are wireless switches accessories which you can purchase and stick onto your wall.
Here’s the most common ways of controlling your smart lights.
While it can be argued that some of these are only added conveniences, the extra features and functions like changing the colour of the light really does make them stand out on their own.
One of the best things about smart lights is the fact you can automate when they turn on and off, which might not seem like a big deal at first but has many upsides, for example.
You’ll find you quickly get used to having lights that wake you up in the morning, and also turn off when it’s time for bed. Schedules really do add a lot of conveniences, that you didn’t know you wanted.
Controlling a single light is ok, but controlling multiple lights at the same time is great.
With custom light groupings, you can turn off a whole floor, or a single room. You can go as simple or complex as you like, but here’s some of the benefits to grouping lights.
Most smart lighting solutions offer the ability to create numerous groups, giving added flexibility to your lighting control. You can certainly go overboard, though a few correctly setup groups make a lot of difference.
Extra security and safety around your home may not jump out as an area that smart lights can be used for, but they have a few.
Lights that turn on automatically can be a great deterrent to would be robbers, not only do they make them think twice they’ll alert you that someone is there.
Often underestimated in terms of impact, it really is something you need to see to understand sadly. While having a room filled with colour lights might not be something you want or need there’s a few other ways you can set a mood.
One thing you may also not know is several smart light brands come with dimming functionality built in, so you can finally have dimmable lights in your home.
While we talked about controlling your smart lights in the first use, we wanted to expand on this area with an emphasis on the accessories that you can add.
Accessories will add some of the most conveniences to your home, along side the fact they’ll make it feel like you’re living in the future.
You’ve probably found a few uses that would benefit your home or lifestyle but now comes the important question, is it worth the time and more importantly, the money to invest in them?
We wish we could give you an answer but this is the part that you’ll need to make the finally decision, for some people it’s definitely worth it.
This topic is huge and while we didn’t touch on certain uses, that’s due to the uses being for a specific group of people which we’re going to cover later on.
Have some real impactful uses that we didn’t list here? Why not head over to our contact page in our footer to let us know.