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What to know about smart lighting in Bellingham

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Can you imagine what Thomas Edison would think about our latest Bellingham smart lights? Starting from his simple carbon-filament bulb, we now have home automation systems that allow you to control your property’s LED lights through your phone. But before you rush off and purchase the heavily advertised new advancement, expand your knowledge a bit, so you know what might be the best lights for your property.

Use the platform you already have in your home

Many home automation configurations work with a range of platforms to manage your smart lighting in Bellingham, but it might be best to stay with what you already have in your daily life . To illustrate, if you use an Android mobile device, you might opt for a system that functions in conjunction with Google. You could also go with Amazon’s Echo as an alternative which gives you the ability to utilize spoken instructions on your device. It’s important to note, if you have a Vivint home security system, your smart home mobile app will be available on Google, Apple, and Amazon's platforms.

Should you include a smart hub?

You could get one or two smart light bulbs that connect easily with your home network, but you will forgo various advanced features. Vivint’s Smart Home Automation can seamlessly pair with your home security package if you want the best from your smart lighting in Bellingham.

You will find it worthwhile to include a smart hub and pair your lighting with a video doorbell, door and window sensors, and your additional automation and security equipment. By doing so your smart lighting could be configured to turn on automatically in the event your exterior surveillance senses unexpected developments. You can even have your lights go down when your home security activates at night.

You have control over your Bellingham smart lights

The flexibility to schedule your lights is a nice advantage of your Bellingham smart lighting. Practically all smart lighting can be managed in various manners, allowing you the versatility to illuminate or shut them down at a set time. You are also able to put your lights on a timer, manage them according to the specific times of sunrise and sunset, or create various personalized routines to accommodate your needs. By utilizing the Vivint smart home application, you can instruct your smart lights to do what you like and when the time is right, including lowering or illuminating according to a fixed plan.

Smart lighting reduces energy consumption and cost

Smart LED light bulbs lower your energy usage much more than the older technology you previously had in your home and they won’t burn your fingers if you touch them when they’re on. You can save even more money on utilities through the use of a smart hub, motion detection capabilities, the Vivint mobile app, or linking with other smart home components. You then end up creating an ecosystem right at your own house that uses and saves energy like you’ve previously only dreamed of.

Then expand beyond smart lighting

A primary advantage of the Vivint smart home design is that it’s intended to be comprehensive, including not only smart lighting but front door cameras, smart locking systems, inside and outside surveillance, smart thermostats, overhead door automation, and a multitude of additional conveniences. When you have total command of your home’s automation and protection, your house reaches a new level of safety.

Explore Bellingham smart lighting from Vivint

If you want to upgrade your ordinary bulbs to powerful smart lights, you should see what Vivint has to offer. Our smart home system are designed to make your house safer and more energy efficient while adding convenience to your daily routine. Simply dial (360) 968-8970 and get your smart home today!