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6 things to consider when choosing smart light bulbs

22 Sep 2021

Although smart bulbs are apparently very similar to standard bulbs, this is an advanced and modern version that not only allows us to illuminate, but also to do so in a much more comfortable and smart way, being able to control them through any mobile device, both inside and outside the home.

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 This 2.0 version of traditional light bulbs has many advantages that are making them sweep the market and the architecture and interior design sector. Do you want to know what they are? Here we tell you all about them.

Standard bulbs vs. smart bulbs: features and advantages
While standard bulbs only allow traditional switch-on and switch-off, smart bulbs stand out for their variety of functionalities:

- They can be switched on and off from your smartphone.

- You can regulate their intensity and even the color depending on the model.

- They can be programmed to turn on and off.

- They can be controlled by voice through conversational assistants such as Alexa.

In short, all these issues already make a big difference when choosing between smart bulbs or traditional bulbs for the convenience they bring to any space.

If you want a place that exudes modernity, comfort and well-being, smart bulbs are undoubtedly the best option.

In addition, smart bulbs have the advantage of having a much longer life, and being based on LED technology, they are generally much more efficient and have a much lower energy consumption than conventional bulbs.

Things to consider when choosing smart bulbs
If you have already decided to turn to the latest in lighting with smart bulbs, you need to take into account some issues when choosing them in order to take advantage of all their benefits:


1. Light quality
As with other standard bulbs, the quality of light produced by smart bulbs also varies. Issues such as light output, aperture angle or light temperature will define the type of light you can get and this may be more or less appropriate depending on where you place them.

2. Possibility of RGB light
Although it is not essential, one of the advantages of smart bulbs is the fact of being able to get the colors that best fit with each space and time in a simple way. And is that having RGB light not only allows to vary the color temperature, but also the color itself.

3. Color changes
The color changes of smart bulbs no longer refer only to the possibility of getting warmer or cooler light, but also to obtain colors of different shades to adapt the lighting to any taste and space.

4. Light temperature
One of the advantages of smart bulbs is that the light temperature can be changed at any time and in a simple way. This makes it possible to obtain three types of light:

  • Warm light
  • Neutral light
  • Cold light 

It will no longer be necessary to determine the color temperature you need for each point before purchasing a bulb, because with smart bulbs you will be able to adapt this feature to any space and activity.

5. The degree of light aperture they provide
The narrower the opening angle of a bulb, the more focused the light it produces. Therefore, the opening angle is a question that you should consult before purchasing smart bulbs depending on the area or the specific point you want to illuminate.

6. Connectivity with Home Assistants
Undoubtedly one of the most important issues to consider when purchasing smart bulbs is their connectivity with different virtual assistants.

In Faro Barcelona we have smart bulbs that connect to Alexa through the "Tuya" application with which it is possible to control the luminaires.

Now that you know everything about smart bulbs, in Faro Barcelona you will find the ones you need to make your project shine for its originality, comfort and for being the latest in trends. Come and visit us!