💡 Let there be lights! Part 3

For affordable and versatile outdoor lighting set ups, we’ll divide those into two categories a) smart and b) automated/remote controllable.

  • Today we’ll look at smart options.

Why it matters: For maximum flexibility and integration going forward, you’ll want to stick with smart options.

🖼️ The big picture: “Smart” lights, plugs, etc. are connected to the Internet.

  • That connection is what enables limitless automation and integration with other smart things.

📝 Consider your options: Smart things will always have their own app or system of control.

  • Most of those can be easily integrated with smart assistants like Alexa, so you can control everything from a central app.

🔬 Zoom in: To have smart control of your outdoor lighting, you can combine smart lights, smart light bulbs and smart plugs.

👉 Smart lights: This is an all-in-one solution where the set or string of lights connects to your Wi-Fi and you control it from an app or smart assistant.

👉 Smart bulbs: A smart bulb will work with a standard light fixture.

👉 Smart plugs: Smart plugs give you smart connectivity to everything from patio string lights to holiday lights to landscape lights.

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • If you’re just now dabbling in the smart lighting world, I recommend you make two decisions.
  • Choose your smart assistant. I have Apple everything but I chose Alexa for the flexibility.
  • Choose limited brands. The more you stick with one or two brands of smart devices, the easier it is to manage.



P.S. I’d love to hear about your good OR bad experiences with smart things. Send me your stories, questions, etc. so I can feature YOU in a daily email. 😉

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