What is a smart switch and why do I need one?
Have you ever thought about the convenience of turning your lights on with just your voice? How about being able to turn your outside light fixtures on at sunset and back off when the sun rises? Wouldn’t Christmas lights be a lot more enjoyable if you could say, “Alexa, turn on the Christmas lights,” instead of freezing outside plugging in all your light cords buried in snow? Some other benefits of installing smart devices include:
- Being able to turn lights on or off from anywhere in the world via your phone
- Scheduling when lights turn on or off
- Integrating with Alexa or Google Home letting you control your lighting with your voice
- Set schedules to dim specific lights
Do you ever have that nagging feeling that you left all the lights on at home? Or worse yet – your cabin up north? With smart devices you can control your lighting with your phone giving you peace of mind that you didn’t leave your cabin lights on all winter long! Imagine arriving up north after driving all afternoon – it’s getting late and its dark out in the middle of no-where. Instead of fumbling at the lock in the dark and feeling for the right switch, you could pull out your phone, turn on the lights before you arrive and head in safely without the stumbling and fumbling in the dark.
Why should I hire someone to install my smart device?
In a perfect world, a switch isn’t hard to replace. However smart devices are a little more complex than taking wires off 3 screws and placing them on the new device. Smart switches require a neutral while most light switches don’t. Additionally, in some systems there are some extra wiring steps that need to be taken. This isn’t a problem for an experienced electrician, but if you don’t know what you are doing, you could really damage your new device, or worse yet, create a fire or shock hazard in your home. Quantum Electrical Solutions is proud to offer some of the best in smart lighting solutions. We have experience installing several different lighting control platforms and can provide a solution to fit your needs. If you need one switch or ten, we can make it happen.