How to automate your lighting


When you make the switch to smart lighting, you’ll see why so many people absolutely love it! By giving you complete control of your lighting via your smart device or voice-activated home hub, smart lighting is changing the way we live, making our lives easier – even helping to cut power costs. Now that’s pretty smart!

As with any new technology, there’s a lot of information out there which can be confusing to navigate. As the home of smart lighting, Beacon has everything you need to help you automate your lighting. Here’s a few of our smart lighting FAQs.

What do I need to get started?
If you want to start slow, just one bulb like our LIFX, Lucci Connect or Phillips Hue globe will give you a taste of what your smart home could look and feel like. You can screw these globes into any lamp you have at home and connect it to your Wi-Fi via the app or Phillips Hue Bridge. All that’s left is to download the app and you’re on your way!

Do I need a home hub?
Installing a voice activated home hub such as Google Home or Amazon Echo takes your smart home to the next level. With these amazing home hubs, you can automate your lighting and your entire home any number of ways. You can ‘ask’ your Google Home or Amazon Echo to control your lights, set timers, give you the latest news and weather and so much more!

How will automating my lighting change my life?
1. Convenience
For a start, you can say goodbye to getting up and down or travelling from room to room to turn light switches on and off. Having control of all your lights from your smart device or home hub means you can dim the lights in your children’s bedrooms without disturbing them.

2. Health and wellness
You can start every day on a much healthier note by setting the system to wake you up by gradually increasing the brightness of the light, and then slowly dim as you start to relax into the evening. You can change the temperature of your globes from cool to warm, which immediately changes the ambience of the room. Choose from 16 million different colour options to set different moods in different areas.

3. Security
You can easily program the lights to come on and off at certain times to save power and increase security by making it appear as if someone is home while you’re away.

Can Beacon help me automate my lighting?
As Australia’s smart lighting specialists, that’s what we’re here to do. No matter if you want to automate some or all of your lighting, we can show you how easy it is to join the smart home revolution. Find your closest store here.

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