Posts about lighting:
Somerset country home
atBOS replaced an existing system to control lighting in this rural period property. The home already had an existing automation system which Atamate was called in to replace as it was no longer fit for purpose.
One of the many great features of a smart home is that it gives you elevated control over your lighting. Smart homes can control both natural and electric lighting, using local switches, web user interface, and occupancy sensors and presets. Controlled lighting saves energy and thus reduces costs in unoccupied spaces.
Home lighting automation can improve your sleep schedule.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the importance of a good night’s sleep. Who hasn’t stared at the clock at 3am in despair, already anticipating tomorrow’s inevitable grogginess and irritation? But in fact, the need for good, regular sleep is now so recognised that there are scientists who do study it. Harvard Medical school has a whole division dedicated to it (the Division of Sleep Medicine).
Garden lighting is often unjustly overlooked. After all, you most likely to actually spend time in your garden during the day, or in warmer weather when it gets dark much later. But the task of lighting your garden is one that is immensely rewarding. Even the most simple of gardens can be enhanced by carefully planned lighting.
Smart devices are on the rise. A recent report by YouGov found that nearly a quarter of British people own more than one smart home device. The most popular device is the smart speaker (for example, Amazon’s Alexa) but other smart designs are getting more and more popular.
Smart lighting: light switches re-imagined
It is always a challenge to make things simple. We faced this problem when installing controls in people's homes. Typical tensions occurred: