In concise terms, smart pendant lights are hanging lights with remotely-controlled systems.
Most of these lights have attributes that feature the latest advancements in technology, including but not limited to voice operation, motion sensing, and time-bound mechanisms, which can be operated and set via smart applications installed in mobile devices. With this in mind, smart pendant lights are lamps that are connected to the internet. In some cases, the lights can be managed by infamous home and personal machine assistants such as Siri and Alexa.
Zest Lighting presents our collection of smart pendant lights for modern homes. Regardless of your decor style, there is a smart pendant light that suits your space.
Smart homes and related devices have been the latest craze these past few years. There are tons of articles and documentaries about the benefits of smart technology that consumers are slowly transitioning into patronising smart-related goods in the market. By extension, smart pendant lights have begun conquering high-end homes all over the world and here are a number of reasons why:
Using smart pendant lights saves electricity (and money). This is primarily due to its automatic operation, turning on and emitting light only when the criteria are met and off when time has passed. This hands-off operation allows its circuit to use electricity when necessary, lowering your electricity costs over time.
If you want all-in-one lighting, smart pendant lights are among the top choices. Due to their high-tech system, these lights often have multiple features in one lighting package. Dimming, lighting changes, voice activation, motion sensitivity, and mode types (vacation mode, idle mode, power-saver mode, etc.) are some of the functions you may see on smart pendant lights. For more information on this, please read the next section.
Smart pendant lights introduce a convenient way of lighting spaces. As another perk of its smart operation, smart pendant lights require minimal to no hands-on input from your end. You just need to set the necessary settings on your mobile controller and allow it to run by itself for weeks long. How convenient is it to have your hallways automatically lit up as you pass by, holding bags of groceries in both hands? Such is one of the benefits smart pendant lights bring into spaces. But, of course, just like other pendant lights, regular maintenance and cleaning are necessary.
Common Features of Smart Pendant Light
Depending on the manufacturer and design, smart pendant lights can have various attributes. Below are a few of the most common features you can find in our smart pendant light collection:
Dimming: The capability to dim the lighting is one of the, if not the top, features found in most smart pendant lights. You’ll rarely find a smart pendant light without this feature, as this is considered a basic attribute for pendant lighting. Most smart pendant lights divide this functionality into three stages - no light, 50% brightness, and full blast - but the most advanced smart pendants have five- or ten-stage dimming attributes.
Mood Setting: Directly associated with correlated colour temperatures (CCT), this feature is the next most popular attribute found in smart pendant lights. Mood setting is a technology that allows you to change the CCT of your lighting, illuminating the desired and most appropriate light colour to fit the environment. For a clearer picture, warm white tones ranging from 3000K to 4000K CCT invite a cosy atmosphere, so they’re most appropriate when relaxing in the living space. When concentration and focus are necessary, perhaps during work or office hours, just change your smart pendant light’s CCT to 6500K or other cool white tones. Note that most smart pendant lights only allow up to three CCT settings for light change - one warm white CCT, one white CCT, and one cool white CCT - forming the 3CCT feature listed in their product descriptions. Having a smart pendant light with this feature allows you to adjust the lighting according to your needs without buying more pendants or changing their light bulbs to the one with the preferred CCT .
Automated or Scheduled Lighting: Smart pendants are known for their time-based operations. Some can have settings similar to alarm clocks, turning on and off at specified time intervals within the days. Others are sensitive to motion or other variables, automatically turning on when it detects movement within their sensing range and turning off after an appropriate amount of time has passed.
Smart Sensing and Activation: Related to the previous point, most smart pendant lights sold nowadays have sensors integrated inside their circuits. These transducers and actuators help facilitate convenient and secure lighting. For example, some smart pendant lights have light-sensitive sensors which activate their circuit when the amount of natural light it detects goes below a specific level. Due to this, these lights are great night lamps in outdoor covered areas, automatically shining brightness during starless nights and shutting off the lighting when dawn breaks. Besides light-sensitive smart pendants, there are also others that are sound-, temperature-, and motion-sensitive for your reference.
Remote Application System: Originally, smart pendant lights were hanging lights that could be remotely operated using a mechanical controller. This functionality distinguishes them from other pendants that require switch operations connected to the main body and circuit via wires. However, most smart pendant lights nowadays are remotely controlled by a digital or virtual controller, often in the form of a home assistant such as Siri and Alexa or a mobile application instead of a physical mechanical device. Either way, the ability to be remotely controlled is one of the iconic features smart pendant lights have that don’t apply to other pendant types.
If none of the above smart pendant lights suits your needs, we welcome you to browse and shop our full range of pendant lights available at Zest Lighting.
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