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Increasing Dependence on Smart Home Automation Systems

Increasing Dependence on Smart Home Automation Systems

With the current normalisation of automation in the household sector, the curve on the types of people who will be able to build a smart modern home is flattening sporadically. With more homeowners turning to tech to smarten up their apartments and streamline home management processes, home automation solutions in Singapore have become affordable and easily accessible. In this article, we cover how you can take the first steps into building your own smart home by integrating smart lights and other connected devices in rooms of your apartment. 

1. The Smart Home Guide: Kitchen

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Smart refrigerators are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the array of smart kitchen appliances – delve into the realm of smart lighting with Near. Noting that the general kitchen area requires illumination at around 300 lux, or more, Near has come up with a range of lighting solutions that cater to the varying lighting needs of the cooking space. The Near Smart Ceiling Lights, for example, is 1400 lumens bright – ideal for ceiling use, giving the kitchen space extra illumination. Depending on the kitchen architecture and carpentry structures, task lighting can also be strategically installed, serving as an aesthetically appeasing lighting solution. To suit varying kitchen designs, and personal preferences, the Near app can be optimally utilised to adjust lighting functions to meet your needs.

Smart LED Lighting Solutions by Near

  • Illuminate your worktops by installing the Near Smart Strip Lights to the back of cabinets or under cupboards
  • Install spotlights above the sink for a brighter view

2. The Smart Home Guide: Dining Room

Installing overly bright lighting in this go-to area to host guests or have a romantic dinner might be an overkill. Dimmable lighting above the dining table is recommended so that you can customise the scene and mood to suit your needs and occasion.

Smart LED Lighting Solutions by Near 

  • Install Near Smart Strip Lights to the underside of the kitchen island to up the aesthetic appeal of your dining area
  • Near Smart Bulbs can be installed into fancy pendant lamps that hang directly above the dining table to create the perfect ambiance

3. The Smart Home Guide: Living Room

 Living Room Smart Home LED Lights

From smart TVs to wireless speakers, there is a myriad of home automation solutions available in Singapore that will revamp any home. As with most connected homes, it is important to have a mix of light sources for both brightness and decorative purposes. For example, the Near Smart Spotlights can be installed to illuminate feature walls or artwork.  

Smart LED Lighting Solutions by Near

  • Install smart home LED lights such as the Near Smart Bulb into fancy light pendants and have the key lighting fixtures add a welcoming atmosphere to the room

4. The Smart Home Guide: Bedrooms

 Bedroom smart led lighting solution

The place we tend to gravitate towards to find reprieve, many decorate this room with smart humidifiers and smart pillows. As with the other rooms, smart lighting is an easy smart technology to work with. When selecting lighting for bedrooms, keep in mind to:

  • Use warm lights to create a cosy atmosphere. Try the Near ceiling lights that can be customised on the Near app to emit one of 16 million colours
  • Avoid blue light waves that will affect your circadian rhythm
  • Use smart home LED lights that emit comforting white light

Smart LED Lighting Solutions by Near: Kid’s Room

  • Besides smart ceiling lights, use LED light bulbs that emit cool white light to reduce the risk of eye strains when studying
  • Try installing lights with motion sensors outside kid’s rooms to encourage independence

Never thought you would see lighting and parenting in the same sentence? Read our previous blog on parenting and Smart LED lights here.

Smart LED Lighting Solutions by Near: Master Bedroom

  • Install the Near Orbit as a bedside feature light
  • To up the ante of your master bedroom decoration, have our Near crew install LED strip lights in your recessed ceiling or bedframes

See how our happy customers have integrated Near lighting into their homes here.

5. The Smart Home Guide: Bathrooms

Bathroom Smart LED Lighting Solutions 

We have all seen the Japanese smart toilet that looks like it was taken straight out of a sci-fi film. However, another element that many overlook when decorating bathrooms, is lighting. Bathroom lighting should emit 300-700 lux, be adaptable, morphing to meet all your needs throughout the day. When selecting lights for your bathroom consider:

  • The Near ceiling or spotlight for everyday general lighting
  • Customisable or dimmable lights that complement your moods
  • Near Strip lights, that emit 528 lux, for the sides of the mirrors, eliminating shadows when shaving or applying make-up

6. The Smart Home Guide: Home Office

Smart Home Office Guide Singapore 

Just like a kid’s study room, cool white light is just as essential to boost productivity and reduce eye strains for adults working from home. 

Read our previous blog on why it is a smart choice to install smart lights in your home office here.

Smart LED Lighting Solutions by Near: Home Office

  • Content creators or those in the entertainment industry, can use Near strip lights that emit coloured lighting to enhance video or photo quality
  • Having a zoom meeting with colleagues or clients? Install Near Smart light bulbs into table lamps for the extra lighting to look all prepped up

Have more questions on our Smart home guide? Contact Near Singapore at (65) 9660 1090 for more information on our end-to-end lighting solutions and services.