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Smart Bulbs, Smart Choice
Save money, control lighting easier, replace much less frequently by Irene Park March 18, 2022 There was a time when the biggest innovation in lighting was the ‘clap on, clap off’ feature of The Clapper. Gone are the days where you start your light bulb search looking for the wattage to determine brightness. It’s now changed based on how the bulb is made and powered. LED bulbs with lower watt output are often much brighter compared with the high watt older incandescent bulbs. At night, our 23 watt LED flood light practically turns our dark driveway into daylight and costs a fraction of what the old 200-watt bulb was to operate. Fortunately, lighting has advanced in a much more sophisticated way. With the introduction of smart light bulbs, people are not only saving money but also enjoying the way that lighting spices up their lives. Top Reasons to Buy Smart Bulbs Smart Light bulbs are LED light bulbs that connect to the internet through wifi or a hub. Connected to the internet from your wifi or a hub, you can control when, how long, how often, and how brightly (and even what color!) your bulb shines often from the comfort of your cellphone, tablet, smartwatch, or voice assistants. Below is a list of ways smart bulbs can improve your life in surprising ways! Save Money Though more expensive than a standard incandescent light bulb, which generally costs around $1/bulb, smart LED bulbs generally cost more upfront but should last much longer saving you money in the long run over incandescent bulbs. A Smart light bulb can save you money. LED smart bulbs use less energy and save you money on electricity. According to NOPEC, a nonprofit energy supplier in Ohio, incandescent light bulbs require a lot more watts and electricity. If you were to light an incandescent bulb for 25,000 hours, it would cost $169, compared to the $30 cost to light an LED. Because smart light bulbs last longer, which means you are saving more money not having to go out and buy more, more frequently. While incandescent bulbs last anywhere from 750-2,000 hours, smart LED bulbs generally last anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours. If turned on for approximately 3 hours a day, a smart light bulb that’s supposed to last around 20,000 hours will last for 22 years! Easier to control smart bulbs to come on when, how long, and how bright you want them to shine Complete control On & off in the ‘palm of your hands’ At some point, we’ve all left our homes for the day, a night out, or a vacation, only to remember when you’re too far along that you forgot to turn off the bathroom light. With the smart bulb instead of stressing about the unticking energy costs, you can simply pull up the app that corresponds to your smart bulb and turn it off. As long as the smart bulb is connected online, you can turn it on or off as long as you can get cellular or wifi service from whatever device you use to access the corresponding app that controls your bulbs. In fact, you can check to see if you even left any of your smart lights on if you can’t remember!