Smart homes represent a significant step forward in the evolution of residential environments and can help make modern lives more convenient, secure, entertaining, and sustainable. As per industry reports, the smart homes category in India is growing by double digits in metros and tier 1 cities, thanks to the growing internet penetration and increasing consumer awareness.
Smart homes are also becoming ‘smarter’ with each passing year because of continual technology advancements. There are now smart options available in every consumer durable category. We now see smart fridges, smart washing machines and other such appliances that promise to make your life easier and more convenient. You can set routines to suit your daily lifestyle and operate these gadgets remotely, from any corner of the world.
The pandemic also acted as a catalyst in increasing the adoption of smart technologies at home. As people spent more time indoors than they had ever before, their need for convenience, safety, and comfort grew exponentially. Today, consumers prefer home appliances or devices that are smart, connected and energy efficient as they not only add value to their lifestyle but also offer a lower total cost of ownership. A lot of urban consumers also use smart assistants to integrate and operate these smart devices as well.
Lighting has also evolved to meet these changing consumer preferences. In fact, lighting is one of the most popular applications used with voice assistants in India. Consumers are now using smart lights to enhance the ambience in their homes, using different colours and also setting schedules to automate their lighting as per their lifestyle. Apart from the convenience of remote operation, people are now also aware about concepts like mood and task lighting – using different colours of lighting to suit different tasks, such as brighter white lights for working and warmer tones for relaxation.
With intelligent lighting systems like Philips Hue, you can integrate all the lights, sensors and switches in your home in one app and operate them remotely. You can set specific scenes for each room and also sync your lights with movies, games and music to create a truly immersive experience.
While the smart lighting category started with bulbs, consumers can now choose from a wider range of lighting products to meet specific requirements. Products like Philips Smart Wi-Fi T-Bulb, T-Beamer, Batten and Downlighters can be used in different rooms and applications. These smart lights are powered by the WiZ technology and can be easily operated by the WiZ app, which offers a choice of over 16 million colours and preset lighting themes such as warm and cool tones.
As more homes become smarter in the future, we can expect the adoption of smart lights to grow exponentially as well.