Elise Stone. Smart Home. August 02nd , 2018.
Automating your lights can slash a huge portion of your electricity bill. Pair them with sensors, dimmers and wireless control and you'll be able to save even more. You can set your lights to turn on and off, depending on your personal schedule or, add motion sensors, so you won't waste energy. You can even use your smartphone to control the brightness, color as well as the ambiance of your home. If your smart phone isn't enough, you can install a smart device that can notify you when you have left your lights on. Apart from the alerts, this device can also give you an estimate of how much energy your home has already consumed.
A light controller circuit is connected to a motion dedicator sensor. The motion sensor triggers the lighting controller using its relay when it detects a motion in its area of control. What you should be careful about is that many lighting controllers turn off the lights in the room if its motion sensor does not detect any movement for a specific period of time passes measured by the timer on the lighting control itself. Unfortunately this behavior of the light controller systems can not be claimed as smart. This process is very simple and can not bring a solution against the human complex life style and requirements. Lets assume that you are resting in a room and staying motionless. After sometime the lights will be switched off. And you will have to move, wave your hands in order to trigger the motion sensor and then the light controller to get back the lights switched on.
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