It’s Time to Take Your Smart Technology Out of the Box
In previous blogs, we discussed some common ways you can use home lighting control
to enhance your home's aesthetics, security, and functionality. But with centralized and automated control of your lights, it's also easy to come up with some out-of-the-box ideas for your Minnetonka, MN home. From having fun with friends to stepping up your landscape lighting, check out some unique ways you can use your smart lighting system.
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Pull Off Pranks With Smart Lighting
With discreet control of your lights on a smartphone or even a smart watch, you can have a little fun with friends and family. Sit down to watch a scary movie and as the suspense builds, use your watch to flash the lights on and off to give your friends a scare.
While you’re at work, use your home automation system
to find out what the family’s up to and plan accordingly. If someone is showering, turn off the lights to leave them in the dark for a few seconds. Turn on lights throughout the house to make it seem like someone’s home, then watch them hunt down the mysterious ghost.
Have Lights Pair Up With Your Music Playlist
Install LED lights that let you control color and intensity in areas where you’re likely to host friends. Use your whole home audio
to pull up your favorite playlist then play around with the lights to have them match the music. You can do this with scheduled scenes or adjust the lights manually from your smartphone. Have bright lights flashing for dance music and transition to lighter pink when a romantic song comes on.
Help Your Dog Deal With Separation Anxiety
It can be rough leaving our dogs behind all day, especially when it starts getting dark earlier in the day. Not only is your dog alone, but they're also often left in the dark. While some dogs are content to wander in the dark, those that are prone to separation anxiety can find a dark home more stressful. You can link your lights to motion sensors. As soon as your dogs walk into a room, the lights turn on to keep them company while they play or nap.
Go Big With Your Landscape Lighting
lighting control is also an excellent way to add some personality to your landscape lighting. Adjust the color of your lights to fit your particular mood or match up with an upcoming holiday. Smart lighting is especially useful during Christmas when you want to schedule certain lights to turn on at a given time to create dynamic displays.
If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Party, the lights lining your patio and pool turn green for the occasion. Create a romantic lighting display on Valentine’s Day to coincide with your wife returning from work. Have all the entrance lights switched to a light pink that activates as she pulls into the driveway.
With lighting this efficient, the possibilities are endless. Are your ready to take advantage of this technology? Contact Lelch AV
to schedule an appointment.