Smart light has become a trendy thing these days. These app operated lights can add vibrancy to your house at night.
Here are three things you should try with your lights.
Schedule your lights
Any lighting system labeled as smart should be able to operate on a schedule.
To schedule your lights, first look to the official app for your specific hardware -- whether that's a wall switch, smart plugs, or individual light bulbs. Lutron, Leviton, or Belkin light switches are examples of hardware with companion applications.
Come home to the lights on
No one enjoys coming home to a dark house. At the same time, leaving fixtures and bulbs burning around the clock is a surefire way to waste energy and money.
First check your lighting app to see if there's a way to make your lights turn on as you arrive home or shut off when you leave.
Group lights for greater control
An effective way to use smart lights is to group them together by room or zone. For instance, you can schedule all of the lights in your basement go dark after midnight. Or, after 1 a.m. make every light on the main level to dim to 20 percent brightness.