What is smart lightning?
Just like other connected devices, light bulbs can now be operated and controlled via an app on your smartphone. And unlike standard bulbs, smart lighting lets you determine each bulb’s brightness and ‘temperature’ making it easier than ever to set the perfect mood at home.
How does smart lightning work?
Our pre-paired smart lighting kits work great on their own. But when you add the TRÅDFRI gateway to your home WiFi router and download the IKEA Home smart app is when the real magic happens.
The gateway will now be able to talk to your connected smart lighting products. You can add smart lighting and control outlets (to make ordinary lamps smart). With the app, transform the mood of your home with the touch of a button or a tap in the app.
Discover how to integrate IKEA Home smart lightning in your home.
Do smart lighting systems save money?
Smart light bulbs are typically a bit more expensive (taking into account the gateway or bridge needed to support them) than standard incandescent bulbs. However, they’re much more energy efficient, and last a lot longer.
A 60W incandescent bulb releases 90% of its energy through heat radiation, whereas LED bulbs give off almost no heat at all, allowing an impressive, cost-effective, lifespan. Smart light bulbs can last more than 25,000 hours (over 1,000 days), compared to the incandescent bulbs’ 1,000 – 2,000 hours. They’re also tougher, with no fragile filament inside.