Saving money with Smart Home technology

The Smart Home for the uninitiated is the technology to make smart home devices.

To speak in technical jargon, the Smart Home is the daughter of Domotics and the Internet of Thinghs (IOT)

Literally, the "smart house" is able to make various things communicate with each other. Through one or more APPs the user can manage the comfort, energy saving and safety needs of those who live there.

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As you can see in the image above, you can control and sometimes interact with all the household appliances.

Lighting, Heating, Alarm, Garage, Washing machine, TV, Shutters, Command Sockets, etc. The only limit is the imagination.

Today I will talk to you in detail about the savings associated with the use of intelligent lighting lamps

Light bulbs and the Smart Home

I have personally experienced the possibilities related to the use of these objects. I equipped myself with Amazon's Alexa and Google Home to test. These objects have effectively replaced old and complex home automation systems.

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What you can see in the photo are the two basic devices for home automation and are essentially intelligent speakers. Smart speakers mean that you can talk to them. Prerequisites are a wifi internet connection and a basic configuration through an APP on the smartphone.

The smart wifi bulbs are now also found at the supermarket at moderate costs but if we are not in a hurry we can choose models on the various Chinese sites for a few euros. Models that work fine. The cost of a SMART lamp is similar to a normal led lamp.

Once the light bulb is connected and configured through the APP, we must have the only care to always leave the switch on. The light bulb will then open or close the circuit through a voice command.

Why then in this article do I speak of important savings (which obviously adds to the convenience of providing a smart system)?

Well .. for the simple fact that I could say "Alexa turn on the light in the living room at 20%" (maybe because it's daytime or just because I have to iron or watch TV). I could also say “Hey Google turn on a living room light” (when in the living room I had a ceiling light with three lamps and I could turn them all on at 100% or none).

If I use the lights to be left on at night for safety, I could tell the Smart device to change the light every 10 minutes at 10% intensity.

Even in these cases the limit is the imagination but the certainty is that at the end of the year we will have saved a few tens of euros for sure.

 

Luca from The ForeRunners

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