The best system for you will depend on your needs—and the needs of your home or business. Do you have an expansive lawn, for example? In that case, you may require a different solution than someone seeking automated lighting as a way to “set the scene” during movie hour, or discourage intruders late at night.
Keep in mind that you may pick and choose where – and how – your lighting control system is used. If you prefer to wirelessly control only your outside lights, or only specific lights in specific rooms, it’s usually easy, regardless of which lighting control system is work, to implement those preferences as settings. Today’s technology is increasingly lightweight, scalable, and manageable.
And, the scalability of most lighting control systems – and their related products – means that you can pick and choose when it comes to different components. Your smart bulbs, for example, need not be the same brand as your smart switch—though in the end, the essence of the automated home is simplicity, and you’ll likely find yourself requiring far less “equipment” than you’d anticipated.