Are you tired of your room looking bland and basic? Do you feel like you need something to give it a whole new vibe and feel more appealing? We all get tired at some point of the way our surroundings look and every so often, we either get bored of the same old things or we just want to improve the aura of the space where we spend so much of our time.
Whether you’re looking to add more flair to a room or just making life at home simpler with basic automation features, then here are 3 smart home products that can help you do just that.
- Smart Lighting
Making your room look brand new has never been easier. Smart lights have taken the world by storm, and rightfully so. Whether it is your dorm room or your living area, with Smart LED lights like the Wiz LED Strip you too can change the aesthetics of your room with just a few taps on your phone.
With these lights featuring millions of customizable color combinations and dynamic light modes, the possibilities are endless. Every color of the rainbow and hues from warm to white lights, and everything in between can be accessed with merely a few settings on an app on your phone.
Installation of Smart LED lights is convenient, quick, and easy. And on the other hand, if you’re someone who regularly forgets to turn the lights off, this may be the perfect way to get you to reduce the electricity bill – these lights can be turned on and off even when you’re not at home! Or with scheduled settings, have your lights automatically switch on or off throughout the day.
- Smart Speaker
Adding a smart speaker to your room can instantly enhance your daily experience. Smart speakers offer versatility unlike regular speakers – not only are they great for playing music with the rich sound quality that they boast, but they can do so much more.
The best part about smart speakers is that they can be used without even having to move the device itself. Simply saying, “Hey Google” or “Hey Alexa”, whichever smart speaker that you may have (Google Smart Speakers or the Amazon Echo) such basic voice commands can activate the device – followed by saying a command like “Play Playlist 2 on Spotify” and just like that, you can listen to your favorite playlists without getting up from your seat or even picking up your phone.
A smart speaker can truly be your virtual assistant. They aren’t limited to just playing music, instead you can listen to the news, ask about the weather, start a timer or set reminders, or even set alarms using just your voice. They’re also highly compatible with other smart devices. When you’re watching Netflix, all cozied up in your bed, feeling too lazy to get up to adjust the thermostat or turn off the lights, tell your smart speaker to do it and it’ll save you the struggle of having to leave your comfy bed.
The wonderful part of owning a smart speaker is the fact that despite all these additional features, they don’t compromise on the clarity of sound or the range to pick up on your voice. The sound quality is rich and ideal for when you want to sit back, relax, and listen to your guilty pleasure podcast. On other days, with smart speakers being compact and portable, they’re perfect for taking them out to picnics with your friends. Similarly, with there being a wide range to pick up on sound, you could be in another room and call out to your device, and it picks up on your voice command without a glitch.
- Smart Thermostat
A Smart Thermostat is the product you never know you need until you actually get one and soon enough, you can’t live without it. With a smart thermostat, you can control the temperature of your room from anywhere, at any time, over a Wi-Fi connection. It’s enhanced smart technology alerts users of temperature changes outside, as well as whenever a filter needs changing, so the HVAC system doesn’t suffer unnecessarily.
A smart thermostat can adjust your heating and cooling system based around a schedule set by you and even offers suggestions for different schedules that could be great for energy saving purposes. When you leave the house, the device can detect this using its sensors, as well as your phone’s location and can automatically switch to a more environmentally friendly mode, or switch off entirely. Similarly it can switch on the system tracking your location if you’re close by. Some smart thermostats are even smart enough to differentiate whether someone is just passing by or there to stay for a while, so that it does not unnecessarily switch on if not needed.
Engineered to function seamlessly with other smart devices, a smart thermostat can even allow you to change temperatures using only the sound of your voice, thanks to voice assistants and smart speakers.
These three smart devices are great for enhancing the feel of a room, whether it is your private bedroom, the living room, the home office, wherever. Of course, there are more ways you can do that but smart devices not only bring the automation factor with them, but also the fact that they are great for energy conservation purposes which can go a long way.
Head on over to FirstEnergy’s website www.firstenergyhome.com today and check out what other smart home devices can be added to your living space!