Smart Lighting: The essence of your smart homes

“A world without light, is a world without life.”

Light is the main source of energy that all living creatures rely on. It is the essence of life. And that’s why light plays an important role in our daily lives.

From candle flames, to gas lamps and to swinging chandeliers (or was it the wrecking ball), the evolution of light has certainly come a long way. Today, the topic of light is no longer on how bright it shines and how much visibility it offers, but rather on the functionality, wellness, tech and even about the psychological effects. Simply put, lights today are sold to encompass a lifestyle and play a vital role in interior design.

As such, it has become increasingly important to adopt the use of reliable and energy-efficient lighting – LED lights complemented with smart that functions as the brainchild of smart homes.

So what exactly is smart lighting?

A smart bulb that enables you to switch it off from your phones through a mobile application? Definitely. But given its enormous price tag and the extensive efforts to comprehend the technology, surely there should be more substantial benefits right?

Certainly! In fact these benefits are often dependent on the type of lighting system that you choose – centralised or wireless.

Centralised lighting systems

A centralised lighting system wires all wirings to a central location – a controller, making it the exact opposite of a wireless system. Due to the complexity of the system, which requires the running of wires through walls, such systems are usually introduced to new homes under construction or existing homes undergoing major renovations.

Ultimately, having a wired system can be pretty robust as it is hardwired to the main source. However, this system may not be suitable for some older homes due to the infrastructure and is also very much dependent on your budget. Some common examples of these wired systems are smart switches, dimmers and smart panels that come in a variety of colour, finishings and types that can match your decor.

Wireless lighting systems

As the name suggests, wireless systems run on your existing circuits that are already connected to your normal switches and are used alongside as retro-fits. It is an out-of-the-box solution that requires no rewiring to be done. Hence, this makes it extremely user-friendly given that the only complicated thing you have to deal with is your WiFi connection.

Factually speaking, a wireless lighting system offers flexibility. Because, you can always start small and have the choice to expand and add on additional lights later, or whenever you need to.

In comparison to wired systems, both systems actually strike a fair deal for consumers like ourselves. However, in budget terms, wired systems may weigh at the higher end given that you may have to make additional purchases for additional functionality (dimmers to dim your lights). Most wireless systems on the other hand may generally be more cost effective given that minimal renovation work needs to be done and that it offers plenty of functionality – tune, dim, scene setting, scheduling, automations and the list goes on.

In addition to the current wireless solutions in the market, VIO is a new addition to the family that differentiates our solution by providing “lighting as a service” or in short – subscription. Just like typical subscriptions, we require a low flat-fee commitment that allows you to cancel anytime and return our products with no penalty cost.

Our integrative one-app smart solution enables for custom control of each light, even across our track light series. Besides offering the basic functions that a wireless solution should have, our app also offers other functions such as Anywhere Access and Smart Sharing that allows you to remotely control your lights or share your access with your family and friends wherever and whenever. If taking care of your smart lights is your key concern, we got you covered with our lifetime guarantee that conducts repairs and replacement onsite with no additional cost.

And this is just the beginning.