Nowadays, through the rise of home automation, you can control nearly any smart devices in your home from your Smartphone, including your door locks, security cameras, thermostat, blinds, and more. One of the most popular and useful home automation features, though, is a smart home lighting system. Keep reading to learn more about smart lighting systems, and contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating and Electric to schedule an appointment for electrical repair and installation services.

How Does Smart Lighting Work?

The concept of a smart light system may sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple for an electrician to install. In a smart lighting system, traditional bulbs are replaced by smart light bulbs. Smart bulbs can screw into existing sockets, making for seamless integration.

All of the smart lighting in your home is then connected to your wireless network, allowing you to control your smart lights from an app on your Smartphone or tablet, all from a centralized location.

The Benefits of a Smart Home Lighting System

Adjust Remotely

Did you arrive at work and remember you forgot to turn the kitchen lights off? Or do you want to turn your outdoor lights on while you’re away on vacation? With smart lighting, that’s not a problem! You can remotely control the lighting from your fingertips, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Set Schedules

You can set lighting schedules based on your personal preferences. This may include having the living room lights dim at 10 p.m. before you go to bed, or scheduling your bedroom lights to turn on at 7 a.m. when it’s time to wake up. You can even take it a step further by having the lights gradually ramp up in the morning to ease the transition from dark to light. You can also schedule your outdoor lighting to turn on and off at set times.

Use Automatic Lights

Automatic lights use sensors that turn on when someone enters a room, which can be useful when someone is trying to get around the home in the middle of the night. Motion lights, meanwhile, are a great idea to increase security outdoors. When a sensor detects motion, the lights will activate automatically.

Added Features

Smart lighting allows you to do more than just control your lighting system remotely. You can add features such as color ambiance and dimming to create the perfect atmosphere, whether you’re watching a movie or having a romantic dinner.

Energy Savings

Homeowners who switch to a smart home lighting system report significant savings on their energy bills. The most savings can be found when using LED lights with dimmers. Many rooms do not need to be illuminated to full capacity, and using dimmers can help control costs. Smart home lighting apps allow homeowners to view which lights in the home are on, so you can easily turn them off when nobody is using those rooms for increased savings.


At the end of the day, installing smart lights is all about convenience. Imagine all of the time you spend during the day turning on and off your lights. Smart lighting technology eliminates this time-consuming process to save you time, and, of course, money.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric for Home Automation Services

If you’re interested in learning more about smart home automation, including a smart lighting system, reach out to the electricians at Ravinia Plumbing today. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. We want to show you how effective installing smart LED lights can be. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment to install smart lights in your home, or to receive more information.