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Smart Home Features
The era of the smart home is here - and here for everyone. Today, setting up a smart lights, electronics or appliances is literally as easy as changing a light bulb. Connected home technology can offer you convenience and save money on long run. Now you can turn your smart lights on or off from anywhere in the world, create schedules and use light intensity to gradually easy you out of sleep. Smartphones and tablets, together with Wi-Fi networking and the advent of LED light bulbs, have opened up the possibilities for what you can do with wireless lighting. And that's only scratching the surface of what's possible with modern technology in your connected home.
A connected home starts with the control unit that runs the show. Take the Philips Hue Stand Alone Bridge for example: it supports Amazon Alexa, GoogleHome or Apple HomeKit so you can ask Siri or Alexa to turn on your lights, use away-from-home control for home security, or even create the ultimate party pad by having your lights sync with music... or build an automated home theater by letting them sync with movies as well. Of course, if you'd prefer to keep things simple, there are also options like the Philips Hue Wireless Dimmer Switch, which works like an ordinary light switch in a pinch.
Syncing with entertainment is just the beginning of what your connected lights can do. There's also the ability to set light schedules and presets, meaning you can program your house to turn the lights on when you're about to get home, and never have to fumble for a switch again. Or, if you want to kick back and relax at the end of the day, try out some of the comfort dimming features that allow a connected light to help you unwind and de-stress.
How amazing would it be to have your lights turn on when your alarm goes off in the morning? Or to have them change color when your phone is ringing, so you'll know even before you hear it - or if it's sitting in the other room? Those are the kinds of things you can do in a connected home, with wireless control over your lighting from first and third-party apps on your smartphone or tablet. This stuff used to be in the realm of science fiction, but today it's a reality. And the sky's the limit!