What is a smart light?
If you’ve ever wondered what a smart lamp is and how it differs from a regular light, you’re in luck.
A smart lamp (also called a smart bulb or smart bulb light) is a device that uses advanced optics to project light into the light-emitting diode (LED) light bulb of your home.
Smart bulbs are usually smaller and cheaper than regular lights, and their high power output and high efficiency mean they’re easy to install and use.
How do smart lights work?
Smart bulbs emit a signal to your home’s internal lighting system.
This signals the home’s home-security system (HSS) to dim the lights in your home, which then shuts down automatically.
This is how smart lights are called smart bulbs.
What do smart lamps look like?
The bulbs’ internal optics are a bit like a video game controller, with a sensor mounted on a chip inside the bulb’s body.
These sensors detect changes in light intensity and, depending on how much light you provide, alter the brightness of the bulbs.
Smart lamps are sometimes called “virtual reality” lamps.
So what are they good for?
Smart lights are useful for a number of different uses.
They’re ideal for keeping your lights on when you’re away from home, and they can be used as a standalone source of light when you don’t have an HSS system to dim your lights.
They can also be useful for lighting in rooms with little to no light or for dimming an entire room with one bulb.
Smart bulbs can also work as a way to keep your home organized.
This can be especially useful when you have a large room to organize and don’t want to remove or replace the bulbs every couple of weeks.
To make the most of smart lights, it’s important to remember that they can also have a serious side effect on your home security system.
They may be able to make your home more difficult to navigate, which is especially dangerous when using them indoors.