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5 Creative ways to use a Smart LED Bulb

5 Creative ways to use a Smart LED Bulb

Smart bulbs, to put it simply, are lighting fixtures that can be controlled wirelessly. These are different from regular LED bulbs as you can eliminate the need to control them manually. With a smart bulb, you can control it using a remote or through a mobile device app. If the bulb is dimmable or color-changing, you can also control the brightness and color options with ease and without lifting anything more than a finger.


Automate your lights

If turning lights on and off seriously drives you crazy, you can make different schedules for your lights to turn on and off. Being able to pull out your phone to turn on the lights is a benefit of having smart LEDs, navigating a simple app can certainly be a great advantage (especially compared to just flipping the switch like the good old days).

There are the standard features like having your lights turn on at sunset, but then there are also dozens of recipes that I promise you’ve never imagined before. Flash the lights when your favorite sports team scores. Timing your lights to come on before you get home from work. Timing your light to come on while you're on vacation. Yes, really.


Weather Indicator

Have you ever been caught off guard by the rain walking out your front door? By configuring an IFTTT (If This Then That) chain of commands to your smart light bulbs, you can set it the lights to turn a certain color as an indicator of the day’s weather. If it is going to be cool, perhaps they are set to turn blue. If it is a scorcher, red or orange. It’s an easy way to make sure your kids are properly prepared for the early morning school bus and you are never caught out in nasty weather unprepared again.


Use smart lighting to support good health

Though smart lighting has an incredible range of colors to add to your home’s decorative palette, did you know these different hues may help improve your mood and health? From bright blue to energize you as much as a cup of coffee to a deep red to calm anxiety, smart lighting can tap directly into your body’s natural responses to the color spectrum to give you control over how you want to feel. It’s like technicolor therapy!


Teach Your Children Better Sleep Habits

One of the most difficult things with children is convincing them that bedtime is not a bad thing. The earlier you can teach your children healthy sleep habits, the better. If you can cultivate good sleeping habits from a young age, they’ll get a much better night’s sleep throughout their life. Smart bulbs can be used creatively so you can give your kids a clear visual indicator of when it’s time to get out of bed, and equally when it’s time to curl up and sleep. All you need to do is schedule your bulb to dim gradually when it’s time for bed, and also to illuminate the room gently when morning rolls around.


Use smart bulbs to kick your party’s style up a notch

Looking to throw a killer house party but don’t have the decorations to match the mood? Use smart bulbs to create a multi-colored lighting theme to match your decorations, no decorations? No problem! Just use the colored lighting to give your home a party atmosphere that will wow your guests. Using either the remote or the app set the color to a single lighting theme throughout your house or turn each room into its party place with different lighting colors for each area. Or go crazy and set each build to a different color!

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