We all use light switches everyday of our lives. But most of us are unaware of a state of the art option called smart switches. In today’s world, smart technology is at the forefront of nearly everything we do and all that we own. Gervais Electric, Inc. would like to share the benefits of transitioning your switches from ancient to smart.
WHAT ARE SMART SWITCHES?
Smart switches are innovative light switches equipped with advanced technology features, compatible with traditional outlets. Two examples include:
- Radio wave capabilities – the radio waves allow the switches to easily connect to wireless networks located nearby, which makes them a member of the ‘smart device’ family. They are differentiated according to their specialized capabilities, such as app and voice control.
- Somewhat complicated design – there are a variety of add on buttons that offer users specialized light control, with some designs being equipped with sensors or light indicators as well. Though the design may appear a bit complex, they are very user friendly.
BENEFITS AND FEATURES OF SMART SWITCHES
In order to fully understand how smart switches work, it is important to have a complete comprehension of the specialized features and benefits offered.
- One of the best features included with smart switches, is the inclusion of a smart device app, ready for downloading. The app allows you to control the lights that are directly connected to your switch- from your phone, laptop, or other mobile device. This ensures that you never really have to use the actual switch to turn your lights on or off. When you are away from home, whether at work or traveling, you can simply turn your lights on or off, to make it appear as if you are at home.
- Another benefit is the dimming option. If the lights you are connected to are compatible, then most smart switches will provide you with the option to adjust the lighting in your home until they are set at the level you desire. This benefit is limited by the type of bulbs you are attempting to control.
- Yet another benefit is the ability to use the app to actually schedule times that you want your lights to be turned on or turned off. This feature allows you to turn lights on in advance of your returning to home, whether you are away at work or perhaps turn the lights on before your children arrive home after the school day.
ARE SMART SWITCHES THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?
As you can see, smart switches will most definitely make your life a great deal easier and even safer. They can surely be a welcome addition to anybody’s home. This modern option can provide a perfect option for upgrading your existing light switches in your home. They are remarkably affordable and would just require an additional charge for the installation. If you haven’t the need to replace all your light switches, but have a few that are used regularly, then be sure to reach out to our professionals for your upgrade and installation needs.
For more information about the benefits and features of smart switches, to schedule an installation, or for any electrical products or services you may need, be sure to reach out to Gervais Electric, Inc. Our team of dedicated professionals stands ready to meet your every need. We take tremendous pride in providing the highest quality electrical products. Don’t delay. Call to schedule your consultation or installation appointment today!