Smart lighting has always been one of the major proponents in home automation, and in particularly the home energy management (HEM) sector.
“Automatization is a very important benefit as people still uses ordinary wall switches to turn the lights on and off, but the light should be different according to your personalized settings and time of the day,” SVET Labs CEO Aleksei Dubov said.
The days for mulling over your home decor with conventional bulbs and fixtures are numbered. Today, smart connected lighting is the new vibe, whether it's LED or incandescent, or the types of dimmers to match the mood.
“The major benefits to smart lighting include adjustable color temperature and brightness, remote control and automatization. Different types of activities require different lights…and having a remote control is just comfortable,” Dubov said.
While there may already be a large pool of smart lighting options to choose from, one of the basic necessities is that users get play an essential part in creating an ambience in a room, as some solutions enable you to recreate the colors within a particular image, while other solutions just mean you don't need to get up off the sofa to turn the lights off.
But when it comes to cream of the crop, SVET said it all boils down to quality and automatization. “For the quality look at the range of CRI (color rendering index). The higher CRI a lighting solution has, the better light you receive which is better for your health. And the other major feature is automatization options,” he explained, adding that most of the solutions are based on a manual control which is not the convenient way to control the light.
“That is why SVET is focused on health benefits, high-quality lighting, and automated control.”
According to the company, it has designed a simple solution featuring personalized lighting to keep users' biological clock in check. In short, it is as simple as setting up an alarm clock for the next morning, and adjusting the wall switch during the day. “And SVET will do the rest for you,” he said.
In terms of the market trend, Yeganyan told SMAhome that while there are lots of new smart lighting products being released every year, the main roadblock lies in the high price point for a smart lighting solution, which currently offers only remote control options. The other trend, he said, is in the human-centric lighting.
“More and more companies do understand that smart lighting may offer health-benefits. However, that requires scientific research and complex algorithms. But in the future, those will be the major factors for consumers.”