Smart bulbs and smart lights are relatively new features that people have started using in their homes. It’s the perfect way to personalize your space and add a touch of color to any area. Their color can also be changed whenever you would like to mix up your color scheme.
Smart bulbs change colors by using a sort of tiny computer to create every hue of color imaginable. It uses different amounts of red, green, and blue LED lights to create different shades of each color. To change colors, the smart bulbs change the amount of each colored LED light that is used.
In addition to the more “science-y” side of smart bulbs, there are different situations in which smart bulbs and lights can change their colors to fit the mood you’re looking for. First, let’s look at the more technical side of smart bulbs.
How Smart Bulbs Change Color
These color-changing light bulbs use different combinations of red, green, and blue LED lights to create each different shade of color. Each smart bulb uses a sort of tiny “computer” called a microcontroller. This microcontroller will switch on different combinations of these red, green, and blue LED lights to create every color in the rainbow.
These three base colors of LED lights are used because of the way our eyes work. In our eyes, there are color-sensitive cells, which are called cones. They are accustomed to seeing and taking in these three wavelengths of light. Our eyes see colors as different combinations or variations of these wavelengths.
For example, if you want to see a cyan-colored light, a mix of the green and blue LED lights will be turned on. For white, all of the LED lights will be turned on.
The LED lights won’t always just stay on consistently. In order to fine-tune the particular shade of color, the smart bulb will cause the LED lights to pulse very quickly. For example, when an LED light is pulsing blue and it’s only on for about 50 percent of the time, our eyes will see a darker blue color.
Using these techniques, these color-changing bulbs have the ability to create over a million different combinations of colors that subtly differ one from another.
When Will Smart Bulbs Change Color?
Smart lights are controlled wirelessly. Whether you’re using a remote or a phone, this wireless connection provides you with a way to control your lights from anywhere.
You can even set up automatic settings or let them complement your favorite music. Choosing from different color schemes and intensity levels only enhances the experience.
Manually Changing the Color of Smart Lights
Most smart lights in homes have either a remote to control them or you can use an app on your phone to do the same. One of the nice things about smart lights is the convenience they provide. Having smart lights in your home gives you complete control over the lighting and mood at all times.
You can manually control the color, mood, intensity, brightness, and patterns of your smart lights. You can also create automatic settings to match your lifestyle and schedule.
For example, if you want help waking up in the morning, you could set the lights in your room to slowly begin brightening at 7:00 and be at their regular level of brightness by the time your alarm goes off at 7:30. You could do a similar thing at night and have the lights begin to dim as you wind down for the night.
By using smart lights, you have the power to change the color scheme of your room or set up an epic light show anytime you want.
Smart Lights React to Music and Movies
Smart lights are not only used for illumination, lighting, and productivity, but they can enhance the entertainment in your home as well. Smart bulbs will change color in response to the sounds being played or even the images being displayed on a screen.
The way this works is that the smart lights will “react” to the music that is being played. The smart light program will capture the sound of the music or soundtrack you are listening to. This can be sounds from a movie, the soundtrack of that movie, or your favorite songs. It will take that sound and “translate” it into a “light script” for the smart lights to follow.
This is when the LED lights will begin to illuminate at different times to change the color, intensity, or other effects to match the mood of the music or sounds being played. In a sense, the lights will help to capture the feeling of the music and change that into a visual representation of what is being heard, by using light.
Smart lights will not only react to music, but they can complement movies and images being displayed on the screen as well. Again, the program of the smart bulbs will take in information about the content being displayed on the screen and use that to create a sort of “light script” for the bulbs to follow.
This can be a fun addition to any movie night as the lights complement the visuals being shown on screen and also reacting to the soundtrack of the movie.
Home Streamliner’s Take:
Smart lights and bulbs are definitely a great way to take your smart home to the next level. Not only does it provide additional entertainment, mood-setting, or lighting features, but it provides a way for you to control the lighting in your home with ease.
These light bulbs also help you to spend less on the energy used in your home. These bulbs are energy-efficient and long-lasting. Even just one single smart light bulb can help to elevate your room or home.
While they are still fairly new and continuing to develop and improve their technology, smart lights have many uses now and can be used for productivity, lighting, and entertainment. They would be a great addition to any room in your home.
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