Being energy-wise is good for the environment and good for our wallets. There are a number of options for reducing your home electricity bill each month. We will discuss 5 ways to use automated lighting in order to save electricity at home!
- Home Automation
Technology advancement and the introduction of smart switches have enabled lighting automation that wasn’t possible before. Couple this with a smartphone app that allows you to manage all your lighting and devices that are connected to the smart switches and you have the ultimate convenience.
Imagine, you crawl into a warm bed on a cold winter night and the realisation hits you that you forgot to turn the lights off downstairs. Do you crawl out of the warm bed and make your way downstairs to physically switch off the lights? Or do you reach out for your smartphone and tap a couple of buttons to turn off all the lights that you need? This is what automated lightings (aka automated home) can enable for you!
Enabling automated lighting in your home requires detailed planning and professional electrician services to implement. If home automation is not in your budget currently, then read on for more cost-effective ways of being energy-wise.
- Use of motion sensors
The first way to save electricity by automating your lighting is to use a motion sensor in an outdoor light fixture. Motion sensors detect when someone walks within the sensor’s range and automatically turn the light(s) on. This will prevent you from leaving exterior lights turned on all night long, which wastes energy and costs more money each month.
In addition, motion sensors are great as a deterrent as well. Unlit areas around the house provide a perfect hiding spot for potential thieves. Outdoor lighting that is controlled by motion sensors is activated when there is motion detected.
- Use automatic timers
You need to save electricity by automating your lighting using automatic timers for indoor lights. This works especially well if you have rooms that receive less traffic, such as your master bedroom or office.
You simply purchase a timer from any home improvement store and plug the fixture into it. Then set what time you want that light to turn on and when you want it to turn off (such as at 11 pm).
- Utilize occupancy sensors
A third way to save electricity by automating your lighting is by using occupancy sensors in closets or storage rooms. These are great for those spaces where you store items that do not receive much use (such as winter clothing). When you turn the light on in this room, it automatically turns off after a period of time (such as 15 minutes) because no one is there. This means that lights are only being used when they need to be!
We hope that our blog post has helped you understand the benefits of implementing this easy home improvement. When it comes to saving electricity, every little bit helps. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help with your lighting needs, get in touch with us.