Smart light bulbs are getting cheaper and more available than ever. Most of us who intend to set up our homes with smart home products choose smart light bulbs as one of the first smart home devices to try in our homes. They are easy to install and use, which makes them an ideal starting point in the home automation sector. Without going any further, here are things to consider before buying smart light bulbs.
Pick a platform
Before you buy your first smart bulbs, you should decide what platform you would like to use. Most of the smart bulb brands can be monitored through an app that is available to install on your mobile devices.
In case you would like to add more types of smart devices to your house later, it would be great to have a suitable platform for the devices. You could consider a smart speaker with a voice assistant such as Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple’s HomePod.
Read through the smart bulb instructions that come with your smart bulb to know what suits your needs.
Smart Bulb Durability
Smart bulbs are LEDs (Light Emitting Diode) and can last longer than the traditional bulbs. They last for an average of 10 years and consume 90% less energy compared to the traditional bulbs which is economical.
How Useful Are They
Smart bulbs can do much more than just turn the lights on and off. When connected with smart speakers with a voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant, you can create a lighting scene, dim the lights or even set the lights on a schedule with a simple command or tap of a button.
Smart bulbs can make your daily life very convenient. You can use smart bulbs in pre-existing light fixtures and anywhere you can install the traditional bulb.
Smart bulbs are very easy to use. Even for an amateur techie can have this installed in no time. It is as easy as screwing in the bulb and setting it up in the app.