With the current normalisation of automation in the household sector, the curve on the types of people who will be able to build a smart modern home is flattening sporadically. With more homeowners turning to tech to smarten up their apartments and streamline home management processes, home automation solutions in Singapore have become affordable and easily accessible. In this article, we cover how you can take the first steps into building your own smart home by integrating smart lights and other connected devices in rooms of your apartment.
Smart refrigerators are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the array of smart kitchen appliances – delve into the realm of smart lighting with Near. Noting that the general kitchen area requires illumination at around 300 lux, or more, Near has come up with a range of lighting solutions that cater to the varying lighting needs of the cooking space. The Near Smart Ceiling Lights, for example, is 1400 lumens bright – ideal for ceiling use, giving the kitchen space extra illumination. Depending on the kitchen architecture and carpentry structures, task lighting can also be strategically installed, serving as an aesthetically appeasing lighting solution. To suit varying kitchen designs, and personal preferences, the Near app can be optimally utilised to adjust lighting functions to meet your needs.
Installing overly bright lighting in this go-to area to host guests or have a romantic dinner might be an overkill. Dimmable lighting above the dining table is recommended so that you can customise the scene and mood to suit your needs and occasion.
From smart TVs to wireless speakers, there is a myriad of home automation solutions available in Singapore that will revamp any home. As with most connected homes, it is important to have a mix of light sources for both brightness and decorative purposes. For example, the Near Smart Spotlights can be installed to illuminate feature walls or artwork.
The place we tend to gravitate towards to find reprieve, many decorate this room with smart humidifiers and smart pillows. As with the other rooms, smart lighting is an easy smart technology to work with. When selecting lighting for bedrooms, keep in mind to:
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We have all seen the Japanese smart toilet that looks like it was taken straight out of a sci-fi film. However, another element that many overlook when decorating bathrooms, is lighting. Bathroom lighting should emit 300-700 lux, be adaptable, morphing to meet all your needs throughout the day. When selecting lights for your bathroom consider:
Just like a kid’s study room, cool white light is just as essential to boost productivity and reduce eye strains for adults working from home.
Read our previous blog on why it is a smart choice to install smart lights in your home office here.
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