What You Can Realistically Expect from a Smart LED Light Bulb

Other than being an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly lighting solution, LED light bulbs are rapidly evolving, both in terms of efficiency and features. Today’s generation of LEDs don’t just generate light for very little electricity, they also come with smart features that make illuminating your Scottsdale home more interesting than ever.

Below are 5 features you can expect from Smart LEDs.

Wireless Network Connection

Not so sure about how your lighting system’s electrical wiring? No worries. Smart LEDs connect via Bluetooth or your Wi-Fi network, allowing you to hook multiple lights to a single network and control them through a smartphone app.

Simply screw in your Smart LED like any other bulb and you’re good to go. No need to install additional wiring or the like.

Change Colors Whenever You Feel Like It

In the past, the only way you could change the color of a light bulb was to wrap it in film or tint—a dangerous solution as the film or wrapper could melt from the heat of the bulb. Although you could buy incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in unique colors, you’re pretty much stuck with the color the bulb came with.

Smart LEDs allow you to change the bulb’s colors, choosing from a million different variations to create specific lighting effects in your Scottsdale home. Although you probably won’t be interested in picking from a thousand shades of red, this feature is incredibly useful should you want to change your lighting color temperature from cool to warm and vice versa.

It can be the difference between having a room with relaxing lighting vs. a room with lighting that encourages productivity and alertness.

Automated Light Schedules

Don’t want to come home to a dark house? No problem.

With smart LEDs, you can set a schedule and have your lights come on and off automatically at specific times of the day.

Although you can always purchase third-party timers to automate ordinary lights at your local hardware store, they can be a hassle to install. Smart LEDs have this feature built in, so all you have to worry about is screwing in your bulbs, hooking them up to your Wi-Fi network, and using the proprietary app.

Scheduling is a handy security feature, especially when you want people to think there’s someone at home when you’re away for a few days.

Dimming

Similar to scheduling, you can purchase a dimmer at any hardware store. However, you’ll have to install the device and make sure it’s actually compatible with your home’s lighting system.

You can skip all of that and get a smart LED instead. With a smart bulb, you can fine-tune the brightness (or dimness) of a light bulb, which is a great feature when you want to change the mood of the space. Romantic dinners and the ideal bedroom brightness can now be achieved with a simple adjustment on the smart LED’s app.

Voice Control

Some smart LEDs are compatible with intelligent personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant. You can just say “lights on” or “lights off” and the bulbs do as you say. It’s a cool feature and a great conversation starter.

These are just a few of the many features Smart LEDs offer. What’s even more interesting is that some Smart LEDs have integrated extra hardware, such as speakers, into the LEDs, turning them into a multi-entertainment system. With the many features Smart LEDs bring to the table, it’s no surprise that more people now see them as a worthwhile investment for their homes.