Since the widespread adoption of electricity in the United States, wall-mounted switches have been common. However, this isn’t the only option. Today, with digital assistants like Alexa, Google Home, and Siri, it is easier than ever to install programmable lighting systems that you can control from anywhere! Programmable lighting systems give you options and capabilities traditional light switches can never match.
Here are the top five reasons to set up a programmable lighting system in your home:
- Set the Mood with Automatically Dimmed Lights at a Certain Time of Night
Many Americans have difficulty getting a good night’s rest. There are many reasons for this, but part of the problem is lighting. Unfortunately, bright lights signal to our brains that it’s time to be awake. You can help alleviate the trouble by programming your lighting system to switch to dimmer, warmer lighting in the evening to help prepare your brain for sleep.
- Program Outdoor Lights With the Changing Season/Daylight Savings
The sun doesn’t rise and set at the same time each day. With a programmable outdoor lighting system, you can set your outdoor lights to stay in sync with changing seasons.
- Safety: Vacation Mode, Turn Lights on When It’s Dark, Even if You’re Not Home from Work Yet
A programmable lighting system can turn your lights on and off, even when you are away, making your absence less evident and ready for you when you arrive.
- Welcome Home: Program with Your Device So Lights Come on When You Pull up to Your Home
A programmable light system offers safety benefits as well. When you come back to a dark home, your odds of having an accident increase dramatically. With the addition of a motion sensor, your programmable light system can turn your lights on before you even come inside.
- Remote Access: Turn Lights On and Off from Your Phone No Matter Where You Are
One of the best parts about having a programmable lighting system is the ability to control your lights from wherever you are. As long as you have a smartphone with you, you can turn your lights on and off from anywhere in the world.
Just about anyone can install a digital home assistant. However, if you want to replace light switches and electric outlets, you’ll need a qualified electrician. At Kish Electric, we have the expertise to handle any electrical job, large or small. Our commitment to safety and customer service makes Kish Electric the natural choice for all of your electrical needs!