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"Ok Google, turn on the light": here’s how lighting technology can make your new home more comfortable and stylish

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In this article, you’ll discover the best lighting technologies that can make your new home more comfortable and stylish.

If you’re designing your new home, I’m sure comfort is what’s most important to you.

Every environment should give you a feeling of deep well-being. And every feature should be designed to make your life easier. 

In this sense, lighting technologies have made great strides. 

Today, light in the home can do much more than just illuminate a dark room. 

And it can be controlled in ways that were unthinkable a few years ago, by automating most of the controls or bringing them to the devices you use every day.

If you’ve followed OLEV for some time now, you probably know that our main focus is developing smart lighting solutions that improve people’s well-being.

So let’s take a look at the technologies that are capable of making your home a real smart home, welcoming and relaxing.

Dynamic light for your well-being at any time of day

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We have talked several times in this blog about how light affects people’s well-being within an enclosed environment.

Dynamic light technology allows you to switch from bright to soft light, or from cooler to warmer light. 

And that’s not all. 

It also allows you to mimic the variation of natural light, the healthiest light possible, by shaping it to your daily needs. 

Here are a few examples.

Biolight

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Biolight is the OLEV technology that reproduces the variation of natural light in a completely automatic way.

Thanks to Biolight, you can have the light that best suits your psycho-physical needs at any time of day.

 

Active

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Active is the OLEV technology that automatically adjusts the intensity of artificial light based on the amount of natural light in the room.

Thanks to Active, you can have the artificial light perfectly adjusted to your functional needs at any time of day.

 

Dim to Warm

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The Dim to Warm allows you to control the colour temperature of the light and its intensity at the same time.

By lowering the intensity, the light becomes warm and soft, creating an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. 

Just like the old halogen bulbs.

 

Lighting at your fingertips: home automation and Casambi

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Managing these features is really simple.

In addition to modern home automation systems, it is also possible to enjoy the benefits of dynamic lighting through less complex and invasive solutions.

One of them is Casambi. 

Casambi is the system that allows you to manage light through apps for smartphones, tablets, or smartwatches. 

A Bluetooth control unit will be installed directly in the lamp, allowing you to instantly control the light.

Lighting management by voice command

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Not just screens.

One of the most interesting trends of the last few months is the management of lighting by voice command.

The most advanced LED lamps can be configured to be controlled by devices like Alexa and Google Assistant.

Commands such as “Ok Google, turn the lights on/off” or “Alexa, turn the lights on/off” allow you to switch from total darkness to an illuminated space while sitting comfortably on the sofa… 

Or to create spectacular lighting settings, perfectly tailored to the activities you do in each room of your home.

And in this regard, let me make a consideration.

Hundreds of light fixtures that are really easy to set up, suitable for those who are not familiar with the technology, are rapidly becoming available on the market. 

But voice-controlled lamps are NOT all the same.

It’s one thing to buy a low-cost light bulb or table lamp that is already pre-set for voice control… 

It is very different to integrate voice control into a large and complex lighting project for a luxury villa.

At OLEV, we use specific components to add compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant to the designer lamps in our collection.

This way our lighting designers can provide our customers with the 3 essential features that a voice-controlled home lighting should have:

  • designer lamps that perfectly complement the style of furnishing 
  • solid and tested intelligent lighting technology, which guarantees excellent performance and reliability
  • lighting that adds a wow effect and at the same time improves people’s well-being 

Special effects or smart lighting for your well-being?

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As you can read in this article, smart lighting offers you endless possibilities to improve your life at home through light.

But the fascination of technology can also prove to be a double-edged sword.

Let me explain.

In such cases, the risk of getting carried away by the enthusiasm for “special effects” is always high. 

Especially if you are passionate about technology! 

That’s why you must not forget that light in all its nuances is fundamental for your well-being

Making mistakes in the choice of light can compromise your comfort on a psychophysical level.

At that point, you would have invested money in spectacular features… But they don’t bring you any real benefits in your everyday life. 

Before you think about the specific technology you want, you should think about what you want to achieve in terms of greater comfort.

This way, not only will your home be state-of-the-art, you can proudly show it to friends and family…

But it will be designed to meet all your specific needs for functionality and well-being.

Now, unraveling the complex world of smart lighting, which as you can see is constantly evolving, can be quite tricky. 

At OLEV, we can help you carefully plan your investment in this delicate stage of your life.

Our experts will give you the security of smart lighting tailored to you and your family, helping you to choose the features that best suit your environment.


If you want to know more about how the OLEV team can create smart lighting for your new home, all you have to do is click HERE and ask for a consultation to tell us about your project.