Bring Smart Lighting Control to Your Hillsborough Home
Lighting is an essential element of how we engage with our homes. Without it, we would be literally lost in darkness. Because lighting is so important, the smart home technology industry has made major strides in giving end users unprecedented control over their lights, allowing them to adjust brightness, temperature, and even color with the push of a button on a remote control or smartphone app. This allows you to change the atmosphere of your home, but it also provides health and security benefits to make you feel better physically and mentally.
Keep reading to learn about some of the best smart lighting control features to enhance your Hillsborough home.
One of the hottest trends in smart home lighting is having a system that is in tune to the natural circadian rhythm of your body. Circadian rhythm regulates the cycle of your bodily processes throughout the day, from your sleep patterns to when you get hungry. Our body’s natural routines are synchronized to the movement of the sun thanks to centuries of humans being active during the day, but we interrupt those routines when we spend our days indoors away from the sun.
Depending on your lifestyle, you might not be able to spend a lot of time outdoors, but that’s where circadian lighting can be a significant benefit to your health. By altering the color temperature of your bulbs, your smart lighting control system mimics the way sunlight changes throughout the day. The short-wave blue light that you would get outside at the beginning of the makes you more focused and energized, and it helps your body sustain its levels of cortisol, a hormone that regulates metabolism, stress, and immune response. The long-wave red light that you get outside later in the day helps your body produce the hormone melatonin, regulating your sleep cycle to give you better rest. Your smart lighting control system makes these changes automatically throughout the day, helping you be more comfortable and productive.
Landscape lighting showcases exterior design elements, but it also keeps your home secure by illuminating outdoor spaces. If you don’t want to have your lights on all night, you can set up motion sensors that automatically turn on lights when an intruder is detected. These sensors are so evolved that they can tell the difference between human movement and natural elements like wildlife or tree branches, so your lights won’t turn on because a rabbit ran across your yard or it’s an especially windy day. If an intruder is detected, you’ll get an instant alert to your smartphone, where you can remotely view surveillance cameras to see what is happening without putting yourself in danger.
Want to learn more about a smart lighting control system for your Hillsborough home? Reach out to one of our experts by calling 415-993-7600, filling out our online form, or sending a message in the window at the bottom of your screen.