Connected Lighting Trends You Should Know About

When it comes to household trends, smart home lighting is among the biggest and best.

According to IHS Markit, “The global market for smart and connected lighting used in commercial applications rose from $6.1 billion in 2017 to  $7.2 billion in 2018. The market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 percent, reaching about $21 billion in 2022. The global market for residential lighting applications, meanwhile, hit $1.8 billion in 2018, while street lighting applications reached $600 million.”

As you can see, people are spending some money on LED lighting and other connected lighting trends. Here’s what you need to know about this trend to hop onboard:

3 LED Lighting Trends to Love in 2019

If you still haven’t installed your first smart home product, start with one of these connected lighting trends:

1. Connected Lamps

If you’re like most people, you’ve experienced the inconvenience of walking from one lamp to another in a dark living room, grappling for switches, trying to light the space up after a late-night return. With the help of connected lamps, though, this will never be something to deal with again.

Thanks to connected LED lamp systems, homeowners can now illuminate every lamp in the living room with one single click of a button. It’s a better way to manage home lighting, and may even reduce energy costs for some homeowners.

2. In-Home Luminaries

Most of us know luminaries as those big paper lanterns we light and release into the night sky. In 2019, though, the luminaire has undergone a home-friendly makeover. As consumers look for more nuanced lighting options, luminaries emerge to offer both natural materials and soft illumination. They work well on vertical surfaces and are ideal for highlighting art placement in the home.

3. Occupancy Sensors

Why bother with turning the lights on at all, if they can just recognize when you come home? Today, occupancy sensors are the ultimate in connected lighting convenience, allowing smart home lighting devices to turn on when they sense that someone has entered the home. This is a great hands-off option for busy families and people who don’t want to worry about fumbling with a control. Since occupancy sensors are complex systems, it’s smart to have an electrical contractor install these for you.

Contact Your Pensacola Electrical Pro for Your Own Smart Home Lighting System

If you’re interested in installing one of these connected lighting trends in your home, contact Henderson Electric today. Specializing in Lutron devices for Walton County, Ft. Walton Beach, and the surrounding areas, we’re here to provide the electrical expertise you need for your lighting renovation.

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