Smart Lighting: So Much More Than Controlling Lightbulbs With Your Phone

Lucinda Wood
3rd March 2017 in Know How

Finally, the long, dark days of winter are starting to fade. Soon, the thought of emerging bleary-eyed and unwilling from the cosy nest of your duvet won’t be quite such a struggle as the mornings will once again be bright. As we move into March, our thoughts turn naturally to light as we eagerly await the lighter evenings that lie ahead. But what about the light inside our homes? In this blog, we’ll take a look at the smart lighting features that you can enjoy in your home with Loxone.

Smart lighting features

Whilst a lot of smart home technology can seem a little daunting for anyone who’s not a technophile, the Loxone Smart Home is packed full of time-saving, family-friendly features, many of which also help you to save energy. So whether it’s frustration with the kids leaving the lights on all the time or just the familiar reassurance of arriving home to a light and warm home, there’s a feature for you.

These are just a few of the features you could enjoy with a Loxone smart lighting system:

Room Off, House Off

In a Loxone Smart Home, a double tap on the light switch turns the lights in that room off. A triple tap on any light switch will turn all the lights in the house off.

Fade In, Fade Out

This features ensures your lighting can be turned on and off with a gradual fade.

Moonlight

Should you wake up in the middle of the night, dimmed lighting will guide your path so as not to dazzle you or disturb those still asleep.

Automatic Lighting

As soon as it gets dark, an automatic feature will ensure that the lights turn on when you walk into a room.

Automatic Brightness

The brightness of your lights is determined by the time of day and how much light there already is in the room. The darker it is, the brighter your lights will be. If the room is filled with natural light, your lights will know not to come on.

Child Lock

Children naturally like to press buttons. Child lock on a switch means you can turn off the control, and instead use the app while your little one is exploring.

Presence Simulation

Going away on holiday? Your home can mimic your presence by switching lights on and off, closing blinds and more.

Visual Alarm

Turn your lights into a visual element of your smart burglar alarm by having them flash if a break-in occurs or smoke is detected, for example.

Smart Doorbell

If your baby takes a nap in the afternoon, have your doorbell sound muted and flash the lights in the kitchen instead to avoid disturbing them.

Inject some colour into your home

Spring is all about colour – from the vivid yellow daffodils to the colourful choruses of tulips, it’s a great time for starting afresh and introducing some colour into your home.

If the thought of cracking out the paint and rollers leaves you cold, however, fret not. RGBW (or colour) lighting is ideal for changing the look and feel of rooms in an instant. In fact, with RGBW Spotlights from Loxone, you can take your pick from over 1,000,000 colours!

Combine your lighting

We all have different types of lighting in our homes – from the spotlights in your ceiling to the lamp in the lounge. Loxone offers an excellent option for bringing these together and with Loxone Air, there’s no need to re-wire your existing lights in order to automate them.

Set the scene
with a simple touch

Combine your main lights with your lamps and colour changing lighting strips to create lighting ‘scenes’ for the rooms of your home, with predefined colour and brightness levels to suit your mood and the time of day. If you simply fancy a change of colour, you can select your chosen colour from the lighting palette within the Loxone app. You can even create new lighting scenes and save them in the app – then activate them from your Loxone touch switch on the wall.

Set the scene
with a simple touch

Combine your main lights with your lamps and colour changing lighting strips to create lighting ‘scenes’ for the rooms of your home, with predefined colour and brightness levels to suit your mood and the time of day. If you simply fancy a change of colour, you can select your chosen colour from the lighting palette within the Loxone app. You can even create new lighting scenes and save them in the app – then activate them from your Loxone touch switch on the wall.

Set the scene
with a simple touch

Combine your main lights with your lamps and colour changing lighting strips to create lighting ‘scenes’ for the rooms of your home, with predefined colour and brightness levels to suit your mood and the time of day. If you simply fancy a change of colour, you can select your chosen colour from the lighting palette within the Loxone app. You can even create new lighting scenes and save them in the app – then activate them from your Loxone touch switch on the wall.

Set the scene
with a simple touch

Combine your main lights with your lamps and colour changing lighting strips to create lighting ‘scenes’ for the rooms of your home, with predefined colour and brightness levels to suit your mood and the time of day. If you simply fancy a change of colour, you can select your chosen colour from the lighting palette within the Loxone app. You can even create new lighting scenes and save them in the app – then activate them from your Loxone touch switch on the wall.

Set the scene
with a simple touch

Combine your main lights with your lamps and colour changing lighting strips to create lighting ‘scenes’ for the rooms of your home, with predefined colour and brightness levels to suit your mood and the time of day. If you simply fancy a change of colour, you can select your chosen colour from the lighting palette within the Loxone app. You can even create new lighting scenes and save them in the app – then activate them from your Loxone touch switch on the wall.

A lighting scene for any occasion

Customise your own personal lighting scenes to suit your needs – it takes just a few taps on the Loxone Smart Home App. Simply select a new combination of lights, altering the intensity and colour, and hit save. It’s that easy.

Use light to highlight and zone your home

Lighting is a great way to define zones within an open plan space. If you have a large kitchen/diner, smart lighting is ideal if you prefer a brighter light in the kitchen and a more relaxed light to dine by. You can also use light to draw attention to particular features within your home, whether that be a statement piece of art, a feature wall or even a modern, glass staircase.

 

Simple, convenient control

Controlling your lights is easy. You can control all the lighting in the room from a single switch, whether it is turning them on or off, or switching through the different lighting scenes. When you leave the house, a quick triple-tap on a switch turns all the lights off in a Loxone Smart Home. Never again will you have to walk from room to room to switch the lights off.

The great things about a Loxone Smart Home is that you don’t need an app to enjoy it. Who wants to have to get their phone out just to switch on a light? It’s just not practical for the everyday. However, if you want to make some changes to your smart lighting setup, then the Loxone app is just the place. Choose the colour of your lights from across the spectrum, adjusting the intensity, brightness and warmth to your heart’s desire. No matter whether it’s your ceiling lighting or accent lighting – it can all be controlled via the Loxone Smart Home App. What more could you wish for?

Want to learn more about smart lighting?

Are you ready to live in a home that is truly smart? Great! We’re here to answer any questions you might have about living in a Loxone Smart Home. We can also help you find a Loxone Partner in your area.