Smart Home Dimmer: The optimal module for controlling your lighting
With a smart dimmer, you can easily control your lamps steplessly. The compact modules are usually quite affordable and can be installed easily and without the help of a professional. Dimmers that virtually take over the function of a switch are particularly widespread. As a rule, they only need to be placed in the corresponding flush-mounted or surface-mounted box.
How do smart dimmers work?
Basically, the functional principle of a dimmer is quite simple. By operating the module, the respective lamp is switched on and off about 100 times per second, which means that only as much current is supplied as is needed for the desired brightness. The human eye cannot perceive this process because it happens too quickly; instead, it appears that the brightness changes continuously.
Smart light switches that are dimmable also have the practical feature that they can communicate via wireless radio connections. In many cases, the modules use the classic WLAN, but ZigBee is also used as a radio standard for some devices. Thanks to the wireless connection, you have the option of controlling your dimmable lamps via smartphone app or voice assistant. In addition, dimmers for LEDs and other lamps can be coupled with various components of your Smart Home network. For example, you can arrange for your LED to interact with a daylight sensor. As soon as the latter detects a change in the outdoor light, the brightness of your dimmable lighting is automatically reduced. Practical: Some versions are even already equipped with a corresponding sensor.
What are the advantages of a smart home dimmer?
A smart dimmer switch is the ideal gadget if you want to have more options for your lighting than just "on" and "off". Because with a corresponding module, you can regulate the brightness of your luminaires as you wish and without intermediate levels, which allows you to control the lighting much more flexibly. At the same time, you can also express your individual mood or create an adequate atmosphere depending on the leisure activity. For example, a somewhat dimmed lighting is ideal for a game night with friends or an evening Netflix session. In addition, you can also save energy and thus money in the simplest way by adjusting the brightness. Some Smart Home dimmers even come with an integrated power measurement function so that you can easily monitor your consumption.
What should you consider when buying?
If you are thinking about buying a dimmer for your LED lamps, you should consider one or two points. Above all, it is important that the lamps that are to be regulated with the dimmer are dimmable at all. If you want to integrate the smart dimmer and the associated lighting module into your existing smart home system, you should also make sure that there is compatibility. Often, Smart Home modules can only interact with each other if they come from the same manufacturer and use the same wireless standard. Even if you want to use your smart dimmer for changeover switching, you should read the product description before buying to check whether this is possible.
Smart Home Dimmer: Order now at Berrybase at a great price
At Berrybase, you can find high-quality LED dimmers that will take your smart home to a whole new level in no time. In addition, you can find other practical items in our range, such as the Homematic IP dimmer compensator, which can be used to prevent unpleasant effects such as flickering or glowing. Simply order your favourite product online and have your new smart home equipment delivered to your home.