For people building their first smart home network, smart lighting is often one of the first devices they grab—and for good reason. Smart lighting can help you save money, reduce energy consumption, and decorate your space with mood lighting. Haven’t gotten your hands on any smart lighting yet? Here are five smart bulbs from Z-Wave that will help you brighten up any space.
If you work from home, good lighting is key for helping you stay productive in your home office. The Aeotec Z-Wave LED Strip for Brightening and Atmosphere can help you get the job done. Its brilliant white light simulates daylight, helping you stay alert and focused when you're at home working.
You can also include this smart bulb in smart scenes to respond to other events in your smart home network or to turn on/off on a set schedule. For example, have an important video conference at 2:00 p.m. that you don't want to forget? You can program the Aeotec bulb to change to a different color (you can choose from 16 million!) at 1:45 to give you a heads-up, so even if you're buried in your inbox, you'll still remember to tune in for the meeting.
2. Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart LED Dimmable Light Bulb
A lot of people start building a smart home network to help them save energy and reduce spending bills--and this smart bulb from Enbrighten can help you do just that.
The Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart LED Dimmable Light Bulb shines as brightly as 60-watt bulbs do, while only consuming 9 watts of power. In fact, it’s so energy efficient that it can brighten up your space for up to 25,000 hours--that's like keeping the bulb on for three hours a day for twenty-two years!
While this dimmable bulb brings a lot of efficiency to your smart home network, there's no hassle to get it up and running; it works with all standard light fixtures and lamps, so you can easily upgrade your home to a smart home just by replacing your old bulb.
Smart bulbs with Z-Wave technology can not only make your home more energy efficient, but they can also add some vibrancy to your home décor.
Take the Oomi Z-Wave Plug RGBW LED Smart Bulb, for example. This smart bulb can light up in 16 million different colors, from forest green to songbird blue, to suit any room in your house. Besides filling your home with a rainbow of color, the Oomi can also play it practical. Offering the complete spectrum of white light (from cool, to warm, to bright white), this bulb can adapt to your unique preferences, so you never have to compromise energy-efficiency for style.
For a smart bulb that can do double duty, look to the Monoprice Z-Wave Plus RGB Smart Bulb. Like other smart bulbs with Z-Wave technology, this one from Monoprice can illuminate your house in one of 16 million different colors. It can also serve as a range extender or repeater to help extend the coverage of your Wi-Fi signal, so the rest of your smart home can be even smarter.
An added bonus? You can control this Monoprice bulb remotely with your smartphone or tablet, so you never have to worry about forgetting to turn off the lights when you leave the house again.
All of these smart bulbs play well with the rest of your home's Z-Wave network, but what do you do when you have recessed lighting in your home? With the GoControl Smart LED Z-Wave Plus Recessed Retrofit Light Kit, you can still brighten up your space with smart bulbs, even when they’re retrofit in the ceiling.
This retrofit light kit fits into 5-6-inch recessed lighting fixtures, so you can easily replace all the old bulbs in your house. With soft white, efficient LED lighting, these GoControl lights will help you make your home more energy efficient. You can even control them remotely with your smartphone, so you never have to worry about accidentally leaving the lights on when you’re not home.
And, just like the Monoprice smart bulb, this light kit works as a range extender or repeater to help strengthen the rest of your smart home.
Smart lights are some of the most popular devices for a first-timer’s smart home network. See even more ways to brighten up your space with more smart lighting from Z-Wave.