Smart lighting is a technology that means you can customise and control your home’s lighting using your voice assistant, smartphone, tablet, or other smart devices. Smart lighting can offer many benefits for your home and well-being.
This blog post will first see what smart lighting can do for you in the home. Then, we look at a leader in the field and break down some of their lighting solutions and what they offer. Plus, we will look at some statistics to show how Australians are really adopting smart home technology.
There are many ways to benefit from using it; here are some of them:
• Reducing your lights ‘brightness, colour and temperature’ from the originally determined amounts saves energy and money.
• Making people feel more comfortable and convenient, creating different scenes for different days and times.
• In terms of security and safety, you can schedule your lights to turn on at any time or turn off a light in the house by remote control.
• Use Smart lighting to maximise your work or leisure time, boosting productivity and creativity.
• Many people employ lights to help them get up in the morning or go off to sleep at night, supporting health and wellbeing through their circadian rhythm.
• Smart home products and services (including Philips Hue, LIFX, Nanoleaf, Google Nest, Amazon Echo.) are growing in number and dropping significantly in price.
• The growing popularity of smart home technology among people who, during the time of social distancing, needed somewhere comfortable to entertain themselves and wanted more security in their homes because there was less opportunity to get out helped grow the market.
At the top of the article, we said we would look at one of the market leaders in the Smart Home field, and here we are…
Nanoleaf is a smart lighting company selling creative products that can turn your accent wall into an enormous piece of art.
The shapes and patterns on nanoleafs ‘LEP panels’ can be controlled through the Nanoleaf app, any wireless remote, or even a voice assistant such as Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri.
They can also transform your space thanks to various connected tools on walls, above ceilings and below floors.
Various smart home devices and platforms, such as Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT…and more, can also work with Nanoleaf and its products.
Some of the key features and benefits of Nanoleaf are:
• No wiring or drilling, rapid installation and setup. Place the panels, shapes or elements on whatever you want and hook up to your Wi-Fi.
• Expandable and flexible, 500 panels or shapes to each controller; capable of using product combinations mixed from different sources with any number of layouts.
• Fully customisable and personalisable, with the ability to choose scenes, schedules, effects and themes and set your lights at specific brightness levels or hues for a given activity.
• Intelligent and adaptable, capable of adjusting to your libraries, movies or games as well as alarms; able also to use touch sensors or sound & motion sensors for automatic lighting controls.
• Recycled and recyclable, offering up to 75% savings on energy use compared with traditional bulbs – environmentally friendly and sustainable.
To meet every need and budget, Nanoleaf also makes small quantum dots and has a number of bundles that range in price from low-end to high-end.
So that’s a prime example of one of the blogger names on the market and what kind of features and technology are behind their products; now to our next point…
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Many of the reasons behind smart home devices ‘high level of popularity in Australia are these.
The number of users of smart homes in Australia is forecast to increase from:
- 2019 3.8 million – 2028 10.9 million
When we said earlier that the market was growing in Australia, it was not an exaggeration as that’s growth of 186%.
Penetration Rates (Australia)
- 2020 25.4% – 49.1% 2025
The penetration rate of smart home devices in Australia is going up in just 5 years by nearly 64%.
Global Revenue (US$)
- 2019 US$1.2 Billion – 2028 US$4.5 billion
Smart lighting can automatically and efficiently light your home, providing numerous advantages for your living environment or mental health. Whether you are seeking to conserve power and funds, add comfort and convenience, ensure the security or safety of your home environment, increase productivity and creativity at workplaces, or even help yourself stay in good health. With many new manufacturers coming into the smart home device space, it can only mean good things for consumers, so we look forward to seeing what new ideas 2024 brings us!