The most obvious benefit to investing in smart lighting and Z-Wave light switches is the cost-savings. Automated homes save homeowners money, because energy use is minimized and efficiency is streamlined. Gone are the days of wasted energy, because smart light switches can be programmed to activate when you enter the room, and deactivate when you leave it.
Beyond that, the benefits of a smart lighting system – and, more broadly, a smart home – include enhanced, high-quality security and homeowner peace of mind. With smart lighting and Z-Wave light switches, you can program lights to turn on and off at certain times – even when you’re far from home. With a few clicks to your smart phone or tablet, you can remotely monitor the state of your home – and the use of your lights. Your windows will always be bright, even when you’re gone for weeks, and specialized programming means that the lighting can be “randomized” to discourage intruders. Not all lights will be on all the time, mimicking normal lighting use.
Z-Wave light switches have myriad other functions, as well. Many homeowners use Z-Wave light switches in tandem with a range of other devices in order to create “scenes” – customized combinations of activated devices that create a certain type of environment. For example, perhaps you like to come home to an illuminated house with the kitchen fan on and the stereo just starting to play. Or for movie night, use Z-Wave light switches in tandem with entertainment and sound systems for a customized home theatre experience.