Smart Bulbs: Just How Smart Are They?

Smart home automation can save you energy and money, and can ultimately simplify your life and add to your personal safety by increasing home security. Lights that automatically activate when you arrive home after a long day spent away are now readily available everywhere. Smart home lighting is quickly rising in popularity as more devices are being installed in homes everywhere.

Diving into home automation can be overwhelming at first with there being so many new and exciting options on the market to increase home efficiency. If you are looking for a good place to start, then smart lighting is a safe investment and is something worth exploring.

The main ways of controlling your smart lights is through the use of control hubs, and smart devices such as tablets, smartphones, Amazon Echo or Google Home. Make sure both the device and the smart lights are connected to wifi or Bluetooth to remotely configure and manage your smart lighting. As a new consumer, starting with a smart light setup that works with your smart device will be the more user-friendly option and you will have the ability of controlling every aspect of your house lights.

Each bulb has its own built in wireless communications chip that allows the bulb to communicate with the controlling app on the devices mentioned above. Smart bulbs are brilliantly bright and wonderfully efficient. They can also use different LED color tones, which can be used to create almost any color or mood imaginable. The bulbs also come in different shapes and sizes and have great lifespans.

Say you are out running errands, and there is no possibility of returning home before the dark of the evening settles leaving your house completely dark. You can monitor and program your bulb status remotely by a simple tap of the finger on your smart device. Additionally you can set a timer for every light in your house to turn on and off when necessary. This can give the appearance that you are home, even if you are not. You can also stay in bed at night and tell the kitchen light to turn off, or the front porch light to turn on

Smart bulbs are here to stay, so get to know them. They are energy and cost efficient and in many ways a precursors of great technology to come.



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Here at BBD Life Style we have taken additional steps to increase health awareness and sanitary measures throughout our organization for your safety.

In following CDC recommended guidelines we have instituted the    following measures to make sure everyone stays healthy:

  • Hand washing. Our team is aware that hand washing is the best defense against the spread of germs and viruses. Besides having our employees consistently washing their hands, we are providing hand sanitizers, wipes and face masks when appropriate.
  • Upon arrival to your residence or business you will not be greeted with a handshake but we guarantee that you will be greeted with a positive attitude and huge smile (under our masks)!
  • In addition to our standard clean-up practices, upon completion  of each job, our technicians and installers will sanitize the surfaces they and their tools were in contact with before leaving. Our   company vehicles will be sanitized each morning and in between each appointment.

The safety and well-being of our community is at the forefront of everything we do. We understand these are moments in which you might find yourself operating in unchartered territory among uncertainty and change. We get it. This is a new environment for everyone.

Here at BBD we are working to find ways that best  serve our community.

Please contact us prior to your installation appointment should you have any immediate questions or concerns. We will work with you to accommodate your  specific needs and ensure a successful and safe completion of your project.

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