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5 Things You Should Know About Smart Lighting For Your Properties

In a November 2016 article by Forbes, “When LEDs Are More Than Lights, Buildings Become Smarter,” they claim operating costs are a concern for all building managers.

In this claim, they discuss how LED lighting can help, especially when they are connected to the internet of things (ioT.)

With 2022 around the corner, it is fair to say that this statement still remains true. 

Smart lighting withholds a variety of benefits. From improving indoor air quality, tightening facility security, and even helping factories run more efficiently.

Learn why you and your property managers should install smart lighting in your next big project on Long Island or in the tri-state area.

5 Things You Should Know About Smart Lighting:

  1. How Does It Work?
    • Smart lights use wireless transmissions to send and receive their signals, and different bulbs use different methods to get the job done. Some use built-in Wi-Fi radios to connect directly with your router, which lets you control them remotely wherever you have an internet connection (cnet).
  1. What Brands Of Smart Lighting Are Available On Long Island?
  • Philips hue
  • LIFX color
  • Wyze Bulb (budget friendly)
  • Feit Electric OM100 (bright)
  • LIFX A19 Night Vision (strong security)
  • Philips Hue Lily (outdoor)
  • Nanoleaf Canvas (Light panel)
  • Lutron
  • Loxone
  • Colorbeam
  1. What Are The Benefits For A Property Manager?
  • Lowering Operating Costs
    • Managing the use of lights in unoccupied units
    • Remotely prepare rooms for viewings
  • Product Differentiation 
    • Vary lighting color settings to enhance aesthetic appeal of property
  1. What Are The Benefits For Residents?
  • Convenience 
    • Voice control to turn lighting on/off 
    • Adjust lights to a timer or schedule 
  • Features
    • Variety of color 
    • Setting your smart lights to fade you to sleep at night or fade you awake in the morning 
  1. What Is The Cost Of Smart Lighting?
  • Your average LED will add about a dollar to your energy bill each year, compared to about $7 per year for a comparable incandescent. That means a single LED will save you about $6 per year over an old-fashioned bulb like that. Moreover, LEDs are designed to last for decades, paying dozens of dollars for one upfront was a sensible long-term investment (cnet).

Interested in a LED lighting quote for your next property? Meet with one of Powers ioT’s Long Island-based Account Representatives today and we will walk you through the details of adding smart lighting to your apartment, office, or other MDU.


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