Benefits of smart home lighting that can transform your life at home

Lighting is an integral part of smart home systems where automation can deliver great benefits. From lower energy usage to possibilities in enhancing interior design, smart lighting controls offer myriad advantages to properties that are often undermined by homeowners. It is also one of the common starting points in a smart home system, offering three easy-to-use options to implement. You can install hard-wired light switches right into your walls, use an app-enabled smart plug or just swap your light bulbs with smart bulbs that has the capability to connect to your local Wi-Fi network.

If you want to set up a whole house lighting system for the ultimate lighting design, however, you’re going to need to have a plan. And the best way to create one, is to figure out how you want your smart lighting system to work. Here are some of the great benefits of integrated whole-house lighting systems that highlight the incredible value smart lighting can add to your property, and lifestyle.

Better Interior Design

An intelligent lighting system can dramatically improve the ambiance at your home for any activity or mood simply by utilising an aesthetic lighting application, which brings out the best features of your interiors. Coupled with the correct lighting design, smart features in your home can do wonders in transforming your interiors to be highly functional as they are easy on the eye!

Studies show that the quality of lighting in properties affects people in many ways. Good lighting enhances the mood and desirability of interiors, contributing greatly to people’s well-being and sense. Together with smart lighting control, lighting design can multiply the benefits of interior lighting both practically and psychologically.

Thanks to the central control systems, it is also possible to minimise the number of wall plates and get rid of what is known as a wall-acne.

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Added Safety and Security

A smart lighting control system can support your home security to provide increased protection. While you are away on holiday, your lighting system could periodically switch on/off lighting in your home to simulate that someone is home. This feature can provide an extra layer of support on your alarm system to deter intruders.

Integration with your smart home system means that you can also utilise your lighting system to react to various occurrences in your home. For example, your lights could flash when the smoke detector senses danger, or automatically turn on the garden lights when the sun sets.

Savings, Savings, Savings

With dimming-capable smart bulbs, you can to extend the lifespan of the lamps by 20 times and reduce expenses by 40%. Considering that a smart lighting control system would comprise installation in multiple rooms via automation, the house-wide energy savings could be extensive. In the long run, the savings from small lighting control could bring as much as 90% in reductions in energy usage; depending on the correct utilisation of LED lighting, sensors & controls, connectivity, analytics and intelligence.

The savings that come along with smart lighting does not stop with energy saving. Smart dimmers, which can adjust the light intensity based on user preference, activity or time of the day; reduce power to the lighting source or bulb, so they save energy and can extend bulb life. Incandescent and halogen bulbs can now last up to 20 times longer when used with a dimmer, while increasing savings. LED bulbs run cooler when dimmed which can also extend bulb life.


A smart lighting installation ditches your reliance on single light switches to make lighting control all about the scene and activity. With the help of customisable programming, you can set up specific lighting settings for different activities, activated with a single touch on your tablet.

Arriving home, the ‘Welcome scene’ can light up your hallway. Cooking in the kitchen, the ‘Cooking scene’ can turn on just the right lights you’d need while cooking. Watching a film with your family, the ‘Movie mode’ can dim all the lights to create the perfect atmosphere for your big screen entertainment. Going to bed, with a single tap, you can turn off all the lights at home and arm the alarm for your safety.

The convenience of smart home lighting is not solely limited to when you are home. Remote access to your home can offer you the convenience of accessing the security and lighting of your home. With connected lighting systems, wherever you are in the world, you can check your lights and switch them off/on with ease.

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  • “Lighting was important to us from the outset but had we not found Finite Solutions I don’t think we would have ended up with half the result we have. Being able to offer the joined up solution to our smart home and the lighting design and lighting control system was invaluable as we only had one person to turn to with any worries or problems as did the rest of our build team which made something that felt very complicated at the outset easy to deal with from a clients perspective and I would recommend the value of this to anyone undertaking a sizable project”

    Craig Barris - Leicester

  • “Delivered on promises made and managed expectations throughout, thoroughly impressed with the system and I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a large yet simple to use smart home system or Cinema room that will blow them away.”

    Mark Priest – Harrogate

  • “A pleasure to work with on several large and complex projects, and a team who can solve problems and supply the necessary information efficiently and deliver on promises”

    Mark Bramhall - Bramhall Blenkharn Architects - York

  • "Finite deliver the appropriate solutions which add value to our projects and always to a high standard, a good team to work alongside”

    Sami Sulman - Masro - Principal Contractor - London

  • “A company I can rely on to look after my clients best interests and persevere during the later stages of a project when everyone is under pressure to ultimately produce complex large scale systems that perform well and add value to my clients experience of their new homes”

    David McCormack - Studio Map Architects – Harrogate /London