Washington DC is well on its way to becoming one of the most environmentally-friendly districts in the world. According to Destination DC, the district has 7,800 acres of parkland, 35 associations that focus on sustainability, and more LEED-certified buildings in the United States, it is easy to understand why the DC area has become so popular among eco-conscious Americans.
As more Americans seek an environmentally-friendly living environment, Washington DC’s top apartment complexes have responded by incorporating smart LED light bulbs and other types of green technology into their buildings. From renewable energy for electricity to award-winning recycling programs, apartment owners are displaying a forward-thinking approach. Below is a look at some of the many ways Smart LED light bulbs can enhance your apartment life.
What are the top seven benefits smart LED light bulbs offer apartment residents?
“Arguably the easiest way to upgrade your lighting is with smart bulbs. You can swap out the existing CFL or LED bulbs in your lamps and lighting fixtures with a Philips Hue, Lifx Mini, Eufy Lumos LED or many other models.” – Sarah Mitroff, CNET
The path to a “smart apartment” begins with an upgrade to smart LED light bulbs. For starters, users can choose from a variety of proven manufacturers such as Philips, Wyze, and Lifx. Additionally, smart LED bulbs offer superb accessibility and feature-rich design. Finally, they are designed to last for years and can help apartment residents conserve energy. Here is a summary of the top seven benefits of smart LED light bulbs.
1) You can adjust them at any time from any location
Smart bulbs offer apartment residents an unprecedented level of convenience to busy residents. Thanks to smart LED light bulbs, you no longer have to get up, walk across the room and adjust your lights with a wall switch. And gone are the days of making a U-turn to return to your apartment to make sure you left your lights on.
With smart LED bulbs, you can use your smartphone, tablet, or other favorite mobile device to adjust your lights to your liking from the next room, from across the street, or even from another location.
2) You can control all your lights from a single cell phone app
“Other than voice, the best to way to control your smarthome is through a single app. This is especially true if multiple family members interact with your smarthome…You can also set up sharing for your family members, so everyone has single-app access.” – Josh Hendrickson, How-To Geek (HTG)
Manufacturers of smart LED bulbs continue to take convenience to the next level. In addition to the ability to control your lighting from virtually any location, you can now control all of your apartment lights from a single app. This helps save time while preventing you from having to guess which app controls your balcony lighting and which controls your living room lighting.
3) You can change their color to reflect your mood or a special occasion
Smart LED bulbs are available in standard white and multi-color versions to suit your personality and preferences. Whether you would like to give off a soft blue hue to honor first responders during the COVID-19 crisis or alternating red and green to get into the Christmas spirit, color LED smart bulbs enable you to light up your apartment with a splash of color.
4) You can easily set timers and alarms
“Smart bulbs offer a degree of control and interactivity you just can’t get with traditional bulbs, like scheduled timers and remote control options.” – Angela Moscaritolo & Alex Colon, PCMag
As if color, convenience, and control were not enough, today’s smart LED light bulbs offer other attractive features that are virtually nonexistent with standard light bulbs. At the top of this list is the ability to set an alarm to wake you up in the morning and to set timers that automatically adjust your apartment lighting to reflect your schedule.
5) You can select special modes such as “Flickering Candle”
Did you know that smart LED bulbs have the power to help you win over that special someone? Today’s most popular options enable you to create the ambiance of your dreams with the touch of a button. For example, you can easily transform your apartment into a romantic Valentine wonderland with some soft rose-colored lighting and a little “Candlelight Romance”.
6) They are intuitive
The ability to sync your lighting with your TV is just one example of just how intuitive today’s LED smart bulbs really are. With just a few quick adjustments, you can program your bulbs to provide the light you love at the exact moment that you need it. From motion sensors to linking your lighting to the volume of your voice or television, you can set your LED bulbs to automatically adjust according to your selected criteria.
7) They are environmentally friendly
“LEDs use much less electricity than other bulbs, have extremely long rated lives, produce very little heat, do not emit UV or infrared, contain no mercury, are resistant to shock and vibration, and can operate effectively in extremely cold environments.” – Bulbs.com
Perhaps the single most important quality of smart LED bulbs is their environmentally-friendly design. Many are rated to last 25,000 to 50,000 hours and use a fraction of the electricity consumed by halogen and incandescent bulbs. This allows you to conserve resources and money. Finally, they are also proven to function well in hot and cold weather alike, making them a great fit for the seasonal fluctuations experienced in DC and Maryland.
What is the key to enjoyable apartment life?
Smart LED light bulbs are a welcome addition to any living environment. But they can be especially beneficial to busy apartment residents seeking the latest in eco-friendly amenities. We invite you to contact us at DARO Apartments to discover why people across the DC area turn to us for an engaging and enjoyable apartment community. We look forward to providing you with the safe, comfortable, and stylish living experience that you deserve.