Why would I want to automate my household lighting?
Besides the obvious reasons of “Awww I forgot to turn the lights off!” or “Kids, can you please make sure you turn the lights off when you leave your room.” there are lots other use cases for automation.
For instance there are some energy savings to be had by making sure the lights are scheduled to turn on and off at certain times of the day.
Have you ever stumbled into your house late at night just because you forgot to leave a light on in the entry way?Well with automated lighting the entry light in this case could be turned on when the door opens but only if it is after dusk. These simple “scenes” we call it in the home automation industry can change your life.
We speak from own experiences that we never knew how much frustration we had in our lives just from repetitive tasks that always seemed to be forgotten when life got busy.
Not only can you schedule the routine stuff in your house, you can also take advantage of what we call “smart scenes”. These scenes are special, they are triggered by events in your house such as motion sensors, media devices and much more.
Lets talk about motion sensors for a moment. With a house setup with motion sensors in the right areas you can effectively control lighting and always ensure that no light is left on when a room is empty.
Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and tried to make your way to the kitchen for a glass of water or even to the bathroom? Well this little midnight trip could have been made easier with a “smart scene”.
By programming lighting scene to turn on the lights at 30% when the motion sensor detects movement you can safely make your way throughout your house without bumping into anything along the way. I know this sounds trivial but you really need to experience it to understand the impact that it can have on your every day life.
You will run into scenarios like this throughout your life and thanks to home automation you now have the ability to remedy these small inconveniences with the click of a mouse.
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