The Best & Brightest Lighting Ideas for Your Smart Home

Follow these smart home tips to get the most bang for your bulb.

Adding smart lighting to your home can make life more comfortable and convenient and can ever lower your energy bills but if you don’t have a game plan it can also get a little pricey. Before you head out to buy a Sengled Pulse, Philips Hue or Lutron Kit (three of our favorite products) take a look at this info packed guide.

Smart light bulbs are incredibly efficient in terms of lowering bills and consuming energy. Check out these incredible stats:

How much does smart lighting save?

Smart lighting is a great way to make an improvement to just about any room in your home. A good idea is to invest first in energy draining spaces in the house like the porch and bedroom. Here are some other factors to consider…

Once you are ready to add smart lighting to your home the great debate begins! Switch out the bulb, the switch or both? Take a look at the different benefits…

Using a traditional light bulb is as easy as flicking a switch but there aren’t many benefits aside from actually lighting up a room. Smart light bulbs can boost your WiFi, play music and can set the mood in a room but they also take a little bit of learning. Here are some smart bulb basics…

So as you can see smart lighting can not only take a big bite out of your utility bill but it can also make life at home more convenient and comfortable. All that is left is picking the right bulb. Here are some helpful tips…

See the full infographic here. 

Loved learning about smart lighting and want to see even more? Check out more CNET & Coldwell Banker Smart Home Content.

Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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  1. Marina Solo
    March 3, 2016

    GREAT info, thanks for sharing!

  2. Albert Boerstoel
    March 4, 2016

    Good info, and yes, the switch to LED makes perfect sense, I have done so in all my houses. However, I have yet to be sold on the wifi connected (smart) bulb. Really, this is better than a little discipline?
    Smart homes are homes waiting to be hacked into and imagine how easy criminals get it. They hack into your fridge, lightbulb or other “smart” device and get access to your home network. Within days they can analyze the patterns and know your schedule and habits and can act accordingly.

    This is not to say there can be no benefits but before you jump “all in”, make sure to educate yourself and conduct a good benefit-risk assessment…


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