“Clap on! Clap off!” This jingle should ring a bell to any kid who grew up in the 90’s. The Clapper is a product that allows you to turn on and off lights and other electronic devices with a simple clap of your hands. Its invention ushered in a new wave of gadgets created solely with the purpose of making our home lives easier. But The Clapper is so last century. There are new products on the market that are geared at making things even more convenient!
Rejoice, couch potatoes! Here are 5 smart lights that will make getting up and turning on and off the lights in your home a thing of the past!
Calling all Siri and Cortana lovers! There’s a new woman on the scene. Her name is Alexa and she can control the lights in your home using products like The Philips Hue Starter Kit. The company Philips Hue built its lighting system based on the scientific fact that light can influence our mood, behavior and how alert we are when we go about our daily routines. For this reason, the starter kit provides you with everything you need to set up a wireless lighting system in your home and created an ambiance for every moment. Want to feel energized in the morning? The Starter Kit has a bright white daylight that is perfect for when you are getting ready before work. What about when you have a hot date? Use the soft glow of a white light to help you and your significant other unwind. No matter what the occasion, the Philips Hue Starter Kit allows you to be in complete control of how light makes you feel.
The Flux Bluetooth Light bulb is yet another option available when choosing smart lights for your home. It goes a step further than just turning lights on and off. Through your smartphone, you can control a color palette of over 16 million colors! Every color is dimmable, and, even better, can sync with any music you are playing. The Flux Bluetooth Light bulb knows what color the light in your home should be depending on the occasion. It’s great if you want to relax after a long day, or if you want the perfect lighting to kick start a party! Simply screw in the bulb, download the free app, and you have 20,000 hours of super cool lighting at your fingertips!
Here’s another great “smart” bulb that works with our friend Alexa. Unlike many of its competitors, the GE Link Smart LED bulb is low-cost at just $15 and can last for more than a decade! It integrates seamlessly with a line of products created by the software company Wink. Wink has a number of gadgets on the market, all aimed at turning your home into a “smart” home, with this LED bulb being just another example. Not only will your home be easily under your control, your wallet will thank you!
“Smart” lighting sounds great and all, but what are you supposed to do with all the non-smart lights in your house you have already purchased? Worry no more. A startup based in Silicon Valley has the solution in the form of their product: the Emberlight. The Emberlight prides itself on being different from all other “smart” light products on the market. Instead of being a bulb, it is a socket that can be attached to your existing lights. It has the ability to turn any dimmable bulb into a smart light you can control over WiFi and Bluetooth. Simply create a secure account on your smartphone, and, in less than a minute, all of the lights in your home are under your control. Feel free to control one light, one room, or the entire house with a swipe of your finger! The Emberlight Socket can even simulate the sunrise by dimming lights up at the buzz of your alarm. It’s a great product that will revolutionize lighting your home.
A North Carolina company by the name of Cree is famous for selling aesthetically pleasing LED light bulbs for great prices. Now, they have added a new “smart” bulb to their line of products. It is neck-and-neck with the GE Link Smart LED Bulb as far as price is concerned and is packed with features. Furthermore, it’s extremely efficient and leads the light industry when it comes to its 10-year warranty, making it a great choice when it comes to picking out a “smart” bulb.
5 Smart Lights Conclusion
The future is at our fingertips thanks to the smart lights that are now on the market. No matter which one you choose, you can look forward to having your home and your life be more illuminated, one light at a time.