A smart bulb is among the most basic products for a high tech home. Unlike an average bulb, they don’t just sit in a socket and light a room. Smart bulbs are called ‘smart’ for a reason. They wirelessly connect to your phone letting you tweak the lighting, get notifications and much more. Here are 5 reasons why you should be adding a smart bulb to your home right now.
One of the biggest reasons to get a smart bulb to be able to control it from anywhere in your home. Gone are the days when you would enter a dark room trying to find the light switch. Smart bulbs can connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network. As long as your phone is connected to the same network, you can make the bulb do anything from any room. For example, you can switch on the bulb in your bedroom while finishing your dinner in the living room.
Besides controlling it through an app, most smart bulbs also support voice assistants. This allows you to simply tell Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa to switch on or switch off the connected smart bulb.
Your average bulb is boring as it only emits a single coloured light. A smart bulb, on the other hand, lets you choose from millions of colour hues. Smart bulb apps offer you a colour wheel to let you choose from any imaginable hue. Just tap on a palette, and see the ambience of your room change. Want to set warmer or cooler tones for your room? Choose from golden or blue hues.
Most apps also have predefined colour palettes for different situations. These include dim lighting for watching a movie, slow flickering yellow light for a candle light dinner, and many more. Some apps also offer festive themed lighting to add that extra bit to your home decorations.
Smart bulbs also help you sleep better by adjusting the room’s ambient lighting. To help you sleep at night, the bulb can start steadily dimming the light intensity at scheduled times. Likewise, in the mornings the bulb can turn on and gradually increase the light intensity to help you wake up. The idea here is to simulate a sunrise and sunset, and it is way better than waking up to a shrill alarm clock.