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Why Use Smart Lighting?

22 May 2022

To new users, smart lighting systems can just seem like a superficial upgrade or novelty system. However, making the swap to smart lighting actually brings a range of benefits for the average household. Keep on reading for our top benefits of upgrading your home to smart lighting.

What is smart lighting?

Smart lighting allows you to control and customise the brightness, colour, and tone of your home’s lighting based on your needs and preferences. With smart lighting, you can set timers to turn the lights on and off automatically, or adjust the brightness in response to conditions or events. You can also choose from the full spectrum of colours.

Smart lighting can be used anywhere in the home. In bedrooms, smart lighting can be used to create a relaxing environment with soft, warm light. In kitchens, smart lighting can be used to help prepare food by providing optimal brightness levels for cooking. And in living rooms, smart lighting can help set the mood by creating a cozy atmosphere, or by helping you unwind after a long day at work.


Having a smart home light system saves you a lot of effort in the long run. You can go from on to off in every room at the drop of a hat, and you can program and automatic night-time mode too.

Using an app might seem like it is as much work as flipping a switch, but there are other options. You can ask your virtual assistant to activate the lights with your voice. Or, you can set a schedule to match the lights with sunrise and sunset. It's also helpful to use sensors in your home. When you leave a room, your lights will automatically turn off, and when you return, they will automatically turn on.

Saves energy

If you’re planning to swap out your old incandescent bulbs with LEDs anyway, why not go all out and take advantage of the extra perks that come from using smart bulbs? Smart lights are not only energy efficient because they are LEDs, but also because you can program them to turn off and on remotely, and only in the rooms where they are needed.

World of options

There are an enormous range of options available to you with smart lighting. From access to all the colours of the rainbow to a range of patterns and visual effects, the possibilities are endless.

During regular routine activities, shifting lights from cool to warm white tones can have a significant impact on how you function. If you want to lounge and read a book, you would enjoy a warm, dim light. If it's raining and miserable outdoors and you need to remain alert and work, a cool light can help you stay productive.


Even if you're away from home, you can remotely turn on and off smart lights, and some set ups even have a dedicated "away" mode. These lights will randomly and routinely switch off and on, so anyone observing will think there is someone at home. In addition to turning on and off based on motion, smart lights can be activated by a variety of triggers, which is especially handy for controlling outdoor lighting using PIR sensors.

Smart Lighting at The Electrical Counter

The Electrical Counter are proud to offer an enormous range of smart lighting options, including quick-start smart lighting kits, smart ceiling lights, smart downlights, smart LED bulbs and so much more.

Smart LED Light Bulbs

Smart LED light bulbs are the ideal choice if you like your existing light fittings and can easily swap the bulbs out. When it comes to Smart LED light bulbs, you're spoiled for choice at The Electrical Counter. We offer a range of smart LED light bulbs from brands such as Aurora, Ansell, ELD Lighting, Saxby and more, with options that are compatible with Alexa, Google Home and others.

Smart LED Downlights

Smart LED downlights are ideal for both new-builds and retrofit applications, with options available from brands such as Ansell, Luceco, Eglo and Knightsbridge to name just a few.

Why shop at The Electrical Counter?

When you shop at The Electrical Counter, you can benefit from our excellent customer service and free UK mainland delivery when you spend £150 or more. Need some help before you get started? Get in touch with our friendly team today.

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