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Explore the benefits of smart lighting in Ithaca

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What do you suppose Thomas Edison’s reaction would be to modern Ithaca smart lighting? Developing from his simple carbon-filament bulb, we now have access to integrated home automation components that allow you to manipulate all your home's LED lights through your phone. But before you rush off and buy the heavily advertised new advancement, take time to do a little homework, so you understand what might be the best lights for your home.

Select the platform you already have in your home

Many home automation configurations work with a range of platforms to control your smart lighting in Ithaca, but it’s wise to stay with something you’re familiar with . To illustrate, if you use an Android mobile device, you are most likely to opt for a set up that functions in conjunction with Google. You could also choose Amazon’s Echo which allows you to use spoken instructions with your speaker. It’s important to note, if you have a Vivint home security system, your smart home mobile app will function with Google, Apple, and Amazon's platforms.

Does it make sense to use a smart hub?

You have the option of buying one or two smart light bulbs that integrate easily with your home network, but you will forgo several safety and convenience advantages. Vivint’s Smart Home Automation can incorporate nicely into your security system if you are looking for the best from your smart lighting.

It just makes sense to include a hub system and associate your lighting with a smart doorbell, door and window sensors, and your additional security and automation components. As a result your smart bulbs may be set up to turn on automatically when one of your home’s video cameras notices some questionable activity. Or make your lights go down when your alarms engage at bedtime.

Sleep soundly with your Ithaca smart lights

The flexibility to schedule your lights is a nice advantage of smart lighting. Virtually all smart lighting can be managed in multiple ways, allowing you the chance to turn them on or off at the time of your choosing. You may even put your lights on a timer, activate them based on daybreak and sundown, or you can set a range of custom plans to fit your unique requirements. With your Vivint smart home application, you can instruct your smart lights to do exactly what you need and at the right time, including getting brighter or dimmer based on a fixed plan.

Smart lighting reduces energy consumption and cost

LED smart lights save more energy than what you used before and they won’t burn your fingers if you touch them when they’re on. You can also save money by utilizing pre-programmed lighting schedules, motion sensing, the Vivint mobile app, or incorporating with your home’s complementary smart home elements. You then end up creating an ecosystem right at your own house that uses and saves energy like never before.

Then expand beyond smart lighting

One of the great benefits of the Vivint smart home solution is it’s all-encompassing, including a wealth of linked devices like doorbell cameras, smart locks, interior and exterior video cameras, smart thermostats, garage door functionality, and many other features. Once you have total command of your home security and automation, your house reaches a new level of safety.

Get your Ithaca smart lighting from Vivint

If you want to upgrade your traditional bulbs to adaptable smart lights, you should see what Vivint will do for your property. Our smart home installations will make your house safer and more energy efficient while adding convenience to your daily routine. Contact (607) 600-9658 and request your smart home today!