Every one of us have gone through our fair share of issues when it comes to home lighting systems. This is understandable given the large number of switches, circuit breakers and wiring running through our walls. Depending on the time period of construction, our lighting systems are still left with a hint of complexity which require some or a lot of hands-on effort. But today’s technology has simplified things to such an extent where everything is automated and with the right choices, complete home automation is a real world possibility.
LED was a game-changing technology in the world of lighting systems. The development of LEDs, along with other electronic components, led automation to become economically practical to use in everyday homes. This was even before this decade started, when voice controlled technologies bloomed and automation proved possible. Recently, we have moved a step further, to the point where our requirements are being predicted by technology as we go.
The advancements in home lighting automation right now are simple, elegant and practical. To begin with, all light sources in your entire house will be controlled by a central system which may or may not include your smart home integrators. Motion sensors record your movement and efficiently line up the required lights that are to be lit. Once you leave the room all lights--unless otherwise specified--will be turned off automatically.
A possibility to control your power outlets remotely, what everyone badly wanted as a kid, is now within grasp. But most importantly, the millions of dollars wasted each day because of the use of incandescent bulbs and inefficient control systems has the potential to be a thing of the past..
Even after considering the higher initial cost of investment required for home automation, it is definitely a bargain in the long run. Automation of our lighting systems change our old, high power consuming bulbs and neon lights to energy efficient LEDs which last much longer and are far more efficient than other conventional choices, thus eliminating the necessity of reinvesting in the same system on a regular basis.
Because of automation, energy waste will be cut dramatically as there will be no mistakes contributing to the cost of energy on a daily basis. The energy consumed by LEDs are only a fraction of the energy consumed by traditional lighting, not to mention the unparalleled control over the illumination of your home. It could be changed every minute, or could be set according to your mood. Voice commands are being overwritten by more promising technologies in automation.
If all these are not enough, automation could easily lead to major simplification of the process involved in converting your home to a smart home. Solar panels along with Energy Star equipment integrated with the automated home lighting system could transform your life. Every electronic gadget in your home could have a central system of control; you could program your coffee to be ready before you even walk into the kitchen. The security advancements possible to your home are also vast and diversified. Automation could make your life easier--and a lot more fun!