Looking for light bulbs that are energy efficient, automated and colorful? We install them with our smart lighting services for your home in Lexington, KY.
Whether you’re wanting to save on your electric bill or just want to set the mood, My Home IQ has the technology to automate your home’s lights for all occasions.
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FAQ’s About Smart Lighting
Want information on smart lights for your home? Here are some frequently asked questions and details about your options.
Smart home lighting is an advanced form of technology that allows you to control your lights based on manual or automated preferences. This can include energy efficiency, color settings as well as integration with security.
The lights can be controlled by your presence in a room rather than that of a light switch. Learn more about presence detection vs. light sensors. They can also be automated based on current pre-existing conditions, such as if the windows are allowing enough light in the room already. If so, your lights will remain off to conserve energy. If you want the lights on anyway, the switch is still available. Additionally, you can also automate your lights to be programmed to turn on or off based on any specific time frame or day of the week. Not sure if you forgot to turn off manually set lights? No problem, you can also control them via your app.
Colored lights and LED strips for accent lighting would probably be at the top of the popularity list. They offer an amazing array of color options, which can greatly impact the appearance of your home. Going with traditional white light bulbs are still available to choose from and other than color, they still offer the energy efficiency and automatation. All smart lights come with dimmable settings.
The option to rewire your home is available if you desire it to be done. An advantage of rewiring is putting in all low voltage wire, which will in the long run, save you money. If you don’t wish to have your home rewired we offer wireless solutions as well.
You’ll have multiple options for controlling your smart lights. These include timers, presence detectors, light sensors, app controlled options, light switch (manual option), voice control and Alexa.
More than likely, your current lights are only controlled by a switch in the room. This means that if you’re not monitoring your lights 100% of the time, you’re spending more than you need to. With our smart lighting systems, they are controlled by motion, presence as well as other factors such as how much light is already in the room from the windows. This gives you 100% certainty that your lights are only functioning on a per needed basis. Furthermore, you can also set the lights to be powered at a lower required voltage. This also adds the savings to your bottom line. Did we mention that the smart lights also last longer? You’ll be spending less on replacement light bulbs as well.
Our smart light bulbs have around a 15-20 year life span. When compared to traditional bulbs, this could easily cover the cost of your initial investment without factoring in the energy saving benefits.
Yes, each light, specific room or area can be controlled separately. This gives you even more power in managing your home’s energy efficiency.
Yes, you can set up your home’s automation to automatically notify you via the app or text message. This also adds and additional layer of security when it comes to monitoring your home.
One of the more popular options is the ability to change your light’s colors. This can vary based on your mood or perhaps when you’re entertaining guests. Also, the fact that you never actually have to use a switch or remember to turn the lights out makes for another cool feature because your home does it all for you. For the practical minded, smart lighting can also lower your energy cost by up to 50%. Let’s not forget about the security features as well. Your home’s lighting system can also be integrated to work seamlessly with your security system.
The Difference Between Light Sensors & Presence Detection
By now, if you’ve read the above information, you should have a good idea about what to expect from your automated lights. But there’s still one major difference that typically is greatly misunderstood. It’s the difference between light sensors and presence detection.
The idea of having automated lights is appealing to most everyone, but light sensors come with flaws. When you have a light sensor installed in your home, it’s designed to function your lights once movement is detected. This means that after sitting still for a period of time, you may notice the light automatically shutting off. Not a convenient scenario.
With our lighting systems, we install presence detectors. The difference is that the technology is more advanced in detecting your presence rather than required physical movement. This is just one of the more appealing benefits that our clients appreciate about our systems.
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Why My Home IQ Vs. Other Electricians In Lexington To Install Your Lights Is An Easy Choice
We don’t assume that there aren’t any qualified electricians in Lexington, KY that can install a smart lighting system for your home. We can confidently say that, well, because we employ them.
The difference between our services and standard practiced electricians is that we specialize in smart home technology. We understand our proprietary technology and how it can be programmed to integrate into your life with ease.
There are many complicated home lighting systems on the market, some of which are limited on full capable integration. Our services ensure that any type of lighting system you want, can function and perform under all scenarios.
When you’re ready to get the most out of your lights, trust My Home IQ to install the intelligence you desire.
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