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Your guide to smart lighting in Washington DC

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Do you ever wonder what Thomas Edison’s reaction would be to modern Washington DC smart bulbs? Developing from his life-changing invention, we currently enjoy home automation systems that can manipulate all your home's lighting via your mobile device. However, before you run out and buy the most recent system, expand your knowledge a bit, so you have a better understanding of what could be the best lights for your home.

Choose the platform you're used to

Most systems support a range of platforms that can adjust your smart lighting in Washington DC, but it’s wise to stay with what you’re familiar with . To illustrate, if you have an Android cell phone, you are most likely to favor a system that supports Google. On the other hand, you might select your Echo as an alternative which gives you the ability to use vocal commands through your device. Of course, if you have a Vivint home security system, your smart home mobile app will be available on Google, Amazon, Android, and iOS.

Do you need a smart hub?

You could get one or two smart light bulbs that connect easily with your home’s existing platform, but you will forgo various safety and convenience advantages. Vivint’s Smart Home Automation can integrate into your home’s security if you are looking for the most from your Washington DC smart lighting.

It just makes sense to link with a central hub and associate your home’s illumination with a doorbell camera, window sensors, or other home defense devices. By doing so your smart bulbs can turn on automatically when one of your home’s video cameras senses questionable activity. You might also enjoy having your lights go down when your home security activates before bed.

Customize a schedule for your Washington DC smart lights

The ability to schedule your lights is one of the best features of smart lighting in Washington DC. Practically all smart lighting can be administered in multiple ways, giving you the versatility to activate or deactivate them at a set time. You may even have them run on a timer, activate them in conjunction with the specific times of sunrise and sunset, or you can set various personalized plans to accommodate your unique requirements. When using the Vivint home automation and security app, you can have your lights do what you like and at your specified moment, including lowering or illuminating per a fixed plan.

Smart lighting reduces energy consumption and cost

Long-lasting LED smart bulbs are much more energy-efficient than the light bulbs you used before and they don’t get hot when in use. You can also save money through the use of pre-programmed lighting schedules, motion detection capabilities, the Vivint smartphone application, or incorporating with your home’s complementary smart home components. You then end up creating a unique lighting configuration right at your own house that utilizes and conserves energy like never before.

Add more automation components to your smart lighting

One of the great benefits of the Vivint smart home design is that it’s intended to be comprehensive, including a wealth of linked devices like front door cameras, smart locks, interior and exterior video cameras, connected thermostats, garage door controls, and a multitude of additional features. If you have complete control of your home’s automation and protection, your house reaches a new level of safety.

Get your Washington DC smart lighting from Vivint

If you want to upgrade your ordinary light bulbs to versatile smart lights, you must check out what Vivint has to offer. Our smart home system will make your house safer and more energy efficient while adding convenience to your day-to-day life. Simply dial (202) 780-3214 and start customizing your smart home today!