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June 06, 2022

Effective Ways To Use Smart Lighting In Your Reno Home

Since Thomas Edison, light bulbs throughout your interior are a necessity. However, are you getting the maximum from your lights? Why not make the most of how you use light by integrating smart lighting technology within your Reno home.

What Is Smart Lighting In Reno

First off - what is a smart light? A smart light is a LED bulb with WiFi integration, which allows a buyer comprehensive command over your property’s lights. All with the use of an app -- like a home security app.

Lower individual bulbs to any level without a dimmer switch, or check on your app to see if you accidentally forgot to turn them off. Program your lights to turn on at a predetermined time -- like when you wake up in the morning -- and turn off on their own right at time for bed. You can even tweak your lights to automatically set to the desired mood, like at 20% during movie night. You can even pair your lights to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa and command your bulbs by your voice.

Smart Bulbs Combines With A Home Security System For The Perfect Combination

Accessibility is not the only feature of smart lights, though. Placing smart bulbs are a fantastic method to enhance your home security. Brightly lit houses are a [[hindrance|impediment|deterrent] to burglars. Thieves look to cloak their identity and hide their presence in the dark.

A home loaded with smart bulbs can be controlled by a Reno automation that’s a function of a a security system. You can craft light sequences that replicate typical activity inside the home, making it look like like people are moving from one spot to another. From an outside point-of-view, unique smart light patterns give an illusion that a resident is actually in the home turning on and off those particular lights.

Where To Install Smart Bulbs

You don’t need to retrofit your complete house to use smart lighting. In your Reno home, many smart light bulbs will be usable with your standard lamps and fixtures. Begin by determining which spots you want to make “smart” first and foremost. You do not need to swap out every individual light bulb, as It's not an all-or-nothing situation. If you are overwhelmed by the concept of smart lighting, then start small and go from there.

For the inside rooms of your house, switch out light bulbs in rooms with windows. First, check the lamps and fixtures in a living room, bedroom, or den. The idea is to light up a window enough for the light to be seen to people outside the home. Definitely work on light on the front of your doorway as many break-ins happen through the front door.

As for the exterior of your house, change to smart lighting near high-traffic doorways to the home. Look into lights positioned by all doors, either in the front, side, or back of your property. Don't neglect the bulbs within your garage as well. If someone enters into your home through the garage, you can turn on that garage light with a tap of a screen.

Get Your Reno Smart Lighting With Your Home Security System

Smart lights are effortless to install and convenient to use. With the expertise of a security specialist, you can see how to emply smart light bulbs with your new home security system. Give us a call at (775) 316-7001 or fill-out the form below.