Smart lighting promises convenience, security and cost saving benefits. For developers, the future of smart lighting lies in seamless integration into the home. New tech from Bestie Bot allows developers to create custom programs for managing smart lighting in their own homes.
Smart lighting offers users convenience and control. The power is literally in your hands to change up your lighting via an app on your phone or though voice activated smart hubs. Intelligent lighting opens up a world of possibilities. You can do everything from shutting off the lights from bed to changing their color to suit your mood. Adjusting the temperature of your lights can even help you concentrate better or relax after a long day. You can also create timers and routines so that your lights run without you having to worry about them.
As competition for smart lighting has increased, prices for consumers have decreased. Not only are smart bulbs now cheaper to buy, but they can also save you money. By optimizing usage so that rooms are lit only when you need them to be, you can save on your electric bill. In addition, improved bulb designs mean they last longer. There is also an added security benefit to smart lighting. Because you can easily control your lights from anywhere, you can make your home look occupied even when you’re far away.
The Future of Smart Lighting
At the moment, you have to manually create timers and routines for smart lights. But it’s not hard to imagine a future where lights will intelligently turn themselves on and off. Startups like Bestie Bot are working towards this future. The Bestie I comes with Phillips Hue Lighting Bridge support built-in, but you can easily install custom modules and build your own apps. This cloud free system leaves you in total control your data. In addition to its flexibility, it also uses machine learning to find patterns in how connected smart devices are used. Consequently it can alert you when off pattern events occur. For example, if the Bestie I learns that lights are normally turned off between 11pm and 6am, then it will send an alert when that pattern is broken. So what are you waiting for? The future of smart lighting isn’t going to build itself.