A three-person panel of lighting industry veterans discussed smart-home lighting and took questions from consumers during a Facebook Live event June 19.
The conversation covered layering of light and how wifi-enabled bulbs and switches can enhance the overall home lighting experience. While convenience is an attractive feature of smart- and connected-home products, homeowner safety is a driving force in their surge in popularity and innovation.
Among the consumer questions answered during the event: Can LEDs go from warm to cool, and can the same bulb offer different temperatures? As the panel explained, many LED bulbs are able to change color temperatures, however not every LED source has that capability. Shoppers must check the bulb packaging to determine what a particular bulb can do.
Click here to watch a replay of the Facebook Live event featuring Samantha Hart of Meredith Publishing and Lighting magazine, cybersecurity specialist Christine Vas of CSA Group, and architect and lighting designer Joe Rey-Barreau of ALA and the University of Kentucky’s School of Interior Design.
For more information about home lighting connectivity, pick up a copy of Lighting magazine, go online to ALALighting.com or stop by your nearby ALA-member showroom.