What is smart living? It’s a way in which we are able to harness the power of technology to create innovative solutions to make life more efficient, more controllable, economical, productive, integrated, and sustainable.
Having a ‘smart home’ gives homeowners the ability to control appliances, thermostats, lights, and other devices remotely using a smartphone and an internet connection. Not only does it give owners more convenience, but it can also bring some significant cost savings to running a home.
Here at North Quay, we are trialling some smart lighting options which we are quite excited about!
First up, the ArcLED system. This system allows the owner to essentially take their current light fittings and transform them into a Smart home lighting system. This is achieved through the use of their sleek wall panels that replace the standard light switches, adding a touch of elegance to the room. These connected to a driver enable all of the lights to be controlled via a smart phone, Amazon Alexa or Google Nest.
Next up, the Phoebe LED system. This system is a little more bespoke as each light unit is enabled to connect to the internet wirelessly. This also creates a lighting system that can be controlled by your choice of device. Users can create custom lighting schemes, change colour temperature, schedule lights to switch on or off at set times and control the lights from anywhere with the swipe of a finger or by voice command.
These enable the owner to retain the traditional light switch at the wall, matching the aesthetic of the other socket points. You can find out more about the whole range of Phoebe LED products at https://www.cromptonlamps.com/Catalogue/Phoebe-LED/Browse-All-Phoebe-LED
The product we are trialling is the Smart Firesafe Downlight 12851.
Both products are more environmentally conscious than standard light fittings, with the estimated annual running costs being below £4 per light. This all contributes to the continued efforts to make North Quay as sustainable a development as possible.
*If we do decide to offer these as an option on the development, they would be part of the finishes choices to be made and would need to be chosen well in advance of lighting being installed.