All you need to know about Smart Home lighting installation

As well as enhancing the ambience of your home, smart lighting solutions are convenient and energy efficient. Thinking of adding a smart lighting system to your home? Here’s everything you need to plan your smart home lighting installation, step by step.

1. Think about your lighting needs

Before diving into the smart lighting installation process, it’s crucial to plan your smart home setup, considering your goals and budget. Identify the areas where you want to incorporate smart technology and the functionalities you desire. 

Here are some examples of what you might want to get from your smart home lighting installation:

  • a lighting system that will save you money on energy bills
  • a more eco-friendly home lighting solution
  • remote access, so you can control your lights even when you’re not home
  • scheduled, automated home lighting that will come on and off on a timer
  • voice activated lighting for added convenience
  • outdoor smart lighting for improved security
  • a versatile home lighting system that can be used to create a variety of different moods
  • a lighting system that will integrate with the rest of your smart home technology – from sound systems to security cameras 

2. Assess your connectivity

Smart home lighting installation requires a good WiFi connection. So if there are any areas of your home where the signal doesn’t always stretch, or you have a dodgy corner where it sometimes cuts out, this might need some attention. It’s usually an easy fix; in some cases you may need to invest in additional network equipment, such as Wi-Fi access points or mesh systems, to eliminate dead spots and maintain consistent connectivity.

3. Choose the right smart lighting for your home

Armed with your smart lighting goals from Step 1, it’s time to investigate your options. You won’t be short of choice: the market is flooded with smart home devices from a range of manufacturers. So it’s important to research and compare different smart lighting systems based on their features, compatibility, and user reviews. Look for devices that integrate well with each other and can be controlled through a unified platform, such as Control4. 

4. Get expert advice

Choosing Ch and installing a smart lighting system isn’t always straightforward: there are technical and aesthetic considerations to take into account, as well as the practicalities of the installation process. That’s where smart lighting experts can provide real value. Before you invest in a system that may not suit your home, professionals such as the skilled lighting engineers from ADS can carry out a site survey, with advice tailored to your own particular surroundings and circumstances. Our team will recommend the best smart lighting installation for your needs.

5.Install your new lighting

While some devices can be installed without professional assistance, many smart home lighting systems require professional installation. With expert engineers there to provide your smart home lighting installation, you can ensure optimal functionality and integration. You’ll also know who to turn to if you ever need further advice or maintenance.

ADS Smart Home: here for all your smart lighting needs

Smart  lighting opens up a world of possibilities beyond traditional on/off functionality. At ADS, we can help you achieve that reality. We can install your lighting as part of a fully integrated smart home, or offer smart home lighting installation as a standalone service. For more information, contact us today.