It may seem like everything is ‘smart’ for no real reason nowadays, but lighting is one of things that can bring numerous benefits to those who invest in smart lighting. BLT Direct, one of the leading suppliers in the UK of lightbulbs and lighting accessories, has offered those looking to take the plunge into this relatively new form of lighting, or those simply unsure how to get the most out of it, tips for creating the perfect atmosphere with smart bulbs.
The first port of call for many looking to ‘tech up’ their home, smart bulbs are an easy place to start. They offer unrivalled lighting with a difference. But it’s important to ensure those who purchase a smart bulb get the right kind for their needs.
Steven Ellwood, Managing Director at BLT Direct, said, “Some people think that one smart bulb is like the other, but this isn’t the case. Some offer different connectivity while others boast different features, so it pays to do your research before you make a purchase.”
According to the lighting experts behind BLT, thinking about where the bulb will live is the first port of call. Once this has been decided, it’s time to think about what features individuals will need. Do they simply want it to be dimmable at the touch of a button from across the room, or will it need to change the ambience with colour? Once this has been decided, it’s time to do some research and find the perfect bulb.
“To make sure people make the most of the features, we recommend using smart bulbs in heavy-use areas, such as living rooms and kitchens where you either really want to make a statement, or want different lighting at different times,” added Steve.
The experts then go on to reaffirm the need to connect all suitable devices to the bulb as soon as possible. This will not only make it easier as it will be fresh in people’s minds, but it will also almost guarantee that people get use out of them, and they are not simply left to statically illuminate rooms like traditional lightbulbs.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 4th April, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct