We live in the 21st century, which has witnessed the replacement of traditional devices and equipment by more intelligent ones. In factories, workers don’t need to assemble the components by themselves; rather, they only need to control the automatic equipment. In malls, we interact with robots, which provide a guide for us. And of course, one thing that accompanies us wherever we go changes as well—the LED lights. The smart LED light, as a product of the new era, are changing our daily lives into more convenient and colorful ones. It will be sure to lighten your space in an amazing way. Read on to learn more!
Introduction of the smart LED light
The smart LED light is a perfect integration of LED, sensing technology, and control technology and is an update of the common LED. Smart LED lights can connect to a local network, and then you can control them with smartphones or computers. Through remote control, features of the light, like brightness and color, can be changed accordingly. A smart LED light has the functions of other lights such as the RGB LED, the RGBW LED, etc.
How does the smart LED light work?
The hardware of the smart light is mainly composed of the following parts: LED lamp beads, driver circuits, WiFi modules, sensors, chips, power supplies, etc.
Driver circuits control the brightness, color temperature, color, and other parameters of the light by precisely controlling the current.
WiFi modules play an important role in connection and communication. It connects smart lights with the internet to realize remote control.
Sensors can sense the temperature and humidity of the environment, light intensity, and other information about the surroundings.
The chip is the brain of the smart light. It analyzes the data received from the sensor or the internet to control the smart lights.
When the user wants to control the light, they use a mobile app to send commands to the WiFi module. Then, the chip will realize the control of the light by processing the received data.
What are the different types of smart LED lights?
Besides those common smart LED lights controlled by an APP, there are other types of smart LED lights that can change the light by themselves:
Photosensitive smart LED lights
One of the best practices for photosensitive smart LED lights is the desk lamp. The light suitable for children and adults is different because children’s eyes are not fully developed. Smart LED desk lamps will adjust the temperature of the light by sensing the change in the surrounding light. For children, it will automatically change to 4000K during the day and 3700K at night to reduce the blue light and protect their eyes. For adults, it will be 5000K during the day and 4000K at night to reduce the impact of light on the human body’s circadian rhythm.
Sound-sensitive smart LED lights
People manage to combine the smart lights with Bluetooth speakers, which is helpful to create an enjoyable atmosphere. The LED lights can display various light effects according to different rhythms. It can also cooperate with computers and TVs by changing colors or creating light effects according to the sounds it senses. In this way, it provides you with a better experience while playing games or watching movies.
Infrared sensor smart LED lights
This type of LED light can sense the approach of people and turn on and off accordingly. If someone comes into its sensing range, the module will generate an electrical signal. After receiving the signal, the switch will turn on the light. Then it sets a time to keep lighting up—for example, 60 seconds. If the person is continuously within the sensing range, it will not turn off. If the person leaves, the light will wait until the set time is over and then automatically turn off. This kind of light is commonly used in the porch, the closet, etc.
Are smart LED lights worth it?
Smart LED lights may be more expensive than the common ones, but they are definitely worth it because they have higher quality. We can consider it from two angles: its service life and the electricity it uses. As two main properties of LED lights, smart LED lights outperform the common ones to a large extent.
It is more expensive because it uses better materials while producing it, such as the case and the chip. These not only improve its light efficiency but also lower the heat it emits, thus prolonging its service life. The lifespan of first-class smart LED lights can be as long as 25 years.
As for the electricity it consumes, it is so energy-saving that you barely need to worry about your power bill. For one thing, the high light efficiency largely reduces the power it needs. For another, as a smart LED light, it is able to turn off automatically or at your command. It saves you the regret of forgetting to turn off the lights before you leave since now you can turn them off with several taps on your phone.
Q&A about the use of smart LED lights
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that you may be curious about before or after buying a smart LED light:
Q: How do you set up a smart LED light?
A: It is not so different between setting up a smart LED light and a common one. The first step is always strewing your light bulbs in. What is different is that after installing the smart LED light, you will need to connect the light with the APP on your phone or the controlling panel.
The method of connecting varies according to the type of LED lights you buy. There are lights that can be controlled via WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, etc. Usually, after you add the WiFi or Bluetooth LEDs to your APP, these lights can pair with your phone smoothly. If it is a Zigbee LED, sometimes you will need to turn on a hub. But the Zigbee LED may also be compatible with the hub in other smart devices you are using, making the connection and control quite convenient.
Q: Are Wi-Fi or Bluetooth LED lights better?
A: Two typical smart LED lights are WiFi LEDs and Bluetooth LEDs. The fact is that both of these connecting methods have pros and cons, and you need to choose the most suitable smart LED lights according to your personal needs.
WiFi LEDs: relatively high power consumption, long delay time, long-distance signal transmission, fast speed
Bluetooth LEDs: relatively low power consumption, short delay time, short-distance signal transmission, slow speed
Q: Do smart bulbs use electricity when off?
A: The answer is yes. Not only smart lights, but almost all electrical appliances will have a slight power consumption as long as they are not unplugged. However, the power consumption is just a drop in the bucket compared with when the devices are turned on.
The following modules of the smart light bulb will continue to work even after being turned off:
Bluetooth or WiFi module: this is a part that keeps working; otherwise, it will not be able to wake up. Under normal circumstances, when the Bluetooth or WiFi module is not working continuously, it will turn into a low-power standby mode.
CPU: in order to analyze and process received instructions in time, the CPU of the smart light bulb will continue to work.
A bright future with Mokolight smart LEDs
There is no better choice than trying to use a smart LED light produced by Mokolight! You will find our lights to be of high quality at an ideal price. We are experts in LED lights and have 16 years of experience in the LED industry. The lights are produced in our own factory, where multiple tests are carried out before a light comes to market. We offer energy-saving smart LED lights that have a long lifespan and the best service. Give it a try and contact us!