Are your lights smart or do you have old-fashioned lighting? If you have to think about whether your lights are smart or not, they probably aren’t! Smart lighting is something that seems to be taking off in South Africa. Modern homeowners and fashion-forward property developers are realising the true value of smart lighting and the home automation systems that they connect to.

What is a home if it’s not the most comforting place to be? Is it even a home? We don’t think so! If you can’t walk through your front door after a long day’s work and simply ask the lights to dim in the lounge and turn on in the kitchen, so you can prepare a meal, then your home is not really working for you (you’re working for it)! Your home should be providing a place of relaxation and with the Control4 home automation system and smart lighting incorporated, one comfort/convenience can be checked off your list of demands for a good home.

What Is Smart Lighting?

Smart lighting is a home lighting system that’s linked to an automation system. This means that you can control every light in the house via a control panel or even your smartphone. It means that you can dim the lights at a mere mention, get the lights flashing in the bedrooms to inform the kids of dinner time, ensure that the outside security lighting is on, and even switch lights on and off in other rooms of the house to conserve energy. If that’s not smart of a lighting system, we don’t know what is!

Is Smart Lighting Complicated?

Smart lighting is not particularly difficult to install and set up. It’s important to note that you will need a home automation system, such as the highly recommended Control4 product. And, you will need smart components to match. Once you have all the lighting components, they need to be installed and then linked to the automation system. Then, you are ready to go!

It’s also not just about being able to talk to the system to tell it which lights to switch on, off, or dim. It’s also about being able to set system preferences so that your home’s lighting is exactly the way you like it at different times of the day. If you want the kitchen light to turn on promptly at 18:30 every evening, you can set it to do so. If you want dinner-time lighting to be a certain brightness, set it like that! If you want the security lighting to activate at a certain time each night, it’s as easy as setting it to do so. Lighting the way you like it has simply never been so easy to achieve.

Where to Get Smart Lighting

If you are ready to transform your home into a modern, comfortable space, we can help! Get in touch with us and we will let you know where to find the right smart lighting suppliers in your area. Give us a call or send us an email today.