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How to use smart light bulbs in your Bakersfield home

February 19, 2024
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Were you aware you can upgrade your home’s convenience and security in seconds by just switching out a light bulb? It’s really that simple. Learn how to use smart light bulbs in your Bakersfield home and why you should integrate them into your security system.

What Are Smart Light Bulbs, And How Do They Work?

Smart light bulbs look no different than regular models and fit straight into your current light sockets. You won’t need an electrician or any tools. The “smart” aspect alludes to how they bridge to wireless networks. This capability allows them to be accessed and adjusted your smartphone, tablet, and even your home’s security.

The wireless networking is often achieved through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a different protocol like Zigbee or Z-Wave. Certain kinds of smart light bulbs have a hub or bridge connecting them to other smart components and your router. This bridge can be beneficial in keeping your smart light bulbs off your primary Wi-Fi signal. Some lights also come with switches that install easily over your existing ones.

Why Connect Smart Light Bulbs In Bakersfield To Your Home Security System?

You will love being able to connect to your smart bulbs from any location. You can adjust and flip lights off or on from a helpful smartphone app. You don’t have to use your hands at all, as you may operate lighting with simple voice commands. But smart light bulbs in Bakersfield provide even more if you connect them to your home’s security. Here are some examples of what you could do:

  • Create rules that work with other security devices. For instance, if your outside surveillance camera discovers suspicious behavior, it can trigger your interior lights to activate. Smart light bulbs can be a powerful criminal deterrent.
  • Program your foyer light to illuminate when your main entry is unlocked.
  • Have hallway and bedroom lights turn on if a safety gadget like a smoke or carbon monoxide detector is triggered.
  • Customize lighting schedules and give the impression that your home is inhabited when you’re at work or on vacation. There are even some smart home systems that feature a specific “Away Lighting” setting that imitates the random lighting of an occupied home at night. Schedules may also help lower your electrical usage, saving you money in the long run.

Even if you don’t set a schedule when you’re on vacation, you can still easily access and manage smart light bulbs with your smartphone app.

Get Smart Light Bulbs In Bakersfield With Your Vivint Smart Home

Customize automations, program schedules, and benefit from easy access to your smart tools with a security system from Vivint. Our installers can give you ideas on how to use smart light bulbs in your Bakersfield home and get you familiar with the smartphone app. If you’re interested in adding security and convenience to your life, contact Vivint today at (661) 732-2557 or fill out the easy form on this page.