- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 5/17/2022
Smart home technology is on the rise. According to a recent report , over half of all U.S. consumers own at least one smart home device. You've probably heard of smart home technology at some point, but you may be unclear on what it is or how it works within your home. To put it simply, smart home enables you to perform a variety of tasks such as controlling lights and appliances through an app on your cell phone or tablet. There are many different smart home applications, however, today we'll be focusing on smart lighting and how this technology can help make your home more convenient and secure.
For many people, the term "smart home" conjures up images of complex systems wired into every aspect of their home, but the truth is your use of smart home can be as simple or advanced as you want it to be. Some products require the use of a hub like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant as a way of connecting different smart home devices in one place where they can be used more efficiently. Hubs are great when you have a large number of smart home devices, but when you're starting out, we recommend trying items that don't require one.
Batteries Plus offers a number of smart lighting products from Geeni that are great for smart home beginners. They're compatible with hubs like Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, Google Assistant, Nest and Windows Cortana, but can also be operated using a simple-to-use app on your smartphone or tablet.
There are many advantages to using smart lighting in your home. Many smart bulbs have dimming and color-changing capabilities, allowing you to create different moods within the same room.
Additionally, smart lighting can be used to make your home more secure. By turning lights on and off remotely or setting a lighting schedule, you can make it look like someone is home when you are at work or away on vacation. During the dark days of winter, you can also make your home more inviting by having lights waiting for you when you return.
These four products are perfect for people looking to try out smart lighting for the first time.
Color-Changing Smart LED Strip Lights
75 Watt Tunable + Dimmable White Bulb
A19 Smart Color-Changing Light Bulb
LUX Flood 75 Watt White Tunable + Dimmable Smart LED Light Bulb
Shop our full selection of smart lighting products both online and in store. Batteries Plus also carries a number of other smart home solutions, including smart plugs, smart devices and smart security options. If you want to know more about this topic, read our blog article entitled "How Does a Wi-Fi Light Bulb Work?" or read about "New Indoor Smart Home Security Cameras at Batteries Plus."