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Lighting Installation

Can I install an outdoor light indoors? 

While it is not recommended to use indoor light bulbs for outdoor fixtures due to potential safety hazards, outdoor bulbs are generally more versatile and can often be used indoors without issue.

What is smart lighting? 

Smart lights are Wi-Fi-enabled devices that connect to the internet using wireless networks. Certain smart light bulbs require a dedicated smart hub to connect with wirelessly, with the hub then plugging into an internet router. Smart lighting systems can often be customized to adjust brightness, color, and scheduling, providing convenience, energy efficiency, and enhanced ambiance in homes or commercial spaces.

How easy is it to install smart lights?

Smart lights seamlessly connect to your Wi-Fi network, granting you effortless control over room brightness right from your phone or tablet. Installing a smart light is a breeze – just screw in the bulb and follow the easy setup steps in the accompanying app. Call Geeks on Site today to assist you in this easy setup process.

Can smart bulbs be controlled from anywhere?

Yes, once connected to Wi-Fi, smart bulbs can be controlled from anywhere. Smart bulbs allow the homeowner to control the product through smartphones, tablets, or smart speakers, such as Alexa or Google Home. 

How secure are smart lights?

Like any other connected device, smart light bulbs are susceptible to cyberattacks. If a hacker gains access to your smart light bulb system, they could potentially control your lights, access your network, or even spy on you through the bulb’s built-in camera (if applicable). Contact Geeks on Site today to be sure you are protected from cyberattacks.

Do smart lights consume energy when turned off?

Smart lights will still consume energy when off because they are connected to the Wi-Fi. If you choose a model that requires a hub, that will also need to be plugged in. When used correctly, the energy savings you will get from switching to LED smart bulbs will offset consumption costs.

Do smart lighting systems help save energy and reduce electricity bills compared to traditional lighting setups?

If used to do so, smart lighting systems can help save energy and reduce electricity bills by allowing users to control lighting levels, timers, and usage more efficiently.

How much energy does a smart light consume in comparison to regular lights?

On average, an LED bulb consumes around 10 watts of electricity when switched on and in use. An incandescent bulb uses 40- 60 watts and a CFL bulb uses 15- 20 watts.

What are the recommended security measures when using smart lighting systems?

Security measures include strong passwords for devices, keeping firmware updated, and ensuring the Wi-Fi network is secure with encryption.

Can smart lighting systems connect to other smart home devices or systems?

Yes, smart lighting systems can typically connect to other smart home devices allowing for control and automation.

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