Smart Home Light Sensor: How practical is the smart gadget?
Smart home light sensors make everyday life much more pleasant. The compact gadgets are perfect additions to your smart home and are very easy to install and configure. Drilling is just as unnecessary as complex cable laying. Many models don't even have to be mounted, but can be set up very easily. Another positive aspect is that the vast majority of devices are battery-powered and ready for immediate use. The sensors can be conveniently controlled via a smartphone app or - depending on the manufacturer - via a bridge.
What can a smart home light sensor be used for?
The use of a smart light sensor is especially useful in combination with other smart home devices. The Homematic IP light sensor for outdoor use, for example, permanently measures the brightness and triggers your smart shutter or blinds as soon as a certain brightness value is reached. In this way, you can ensure that your home is always optimally shaded and not excessively heated. Especially in the hot summer months you will appreciate this advantage. Practical: To prevent the sensor from being damaged by extreme temperatures or precipitation, it is housed in a weather-proof casing. The smart light sensor can also be used to activate a light source in your home. For example, you can have an outdoor light, a chain of lights, your illuminated house number or another lamp switched on automatically when the sensor registers a decrease in brightness. Thus, smart home light sensors turn out to be a modern and economical alternative to timers.
How does a smart light sensor work?
The way a smart light sensor works is basically quite simple. Ambient light is continuously measured via a sensor window and transmitted to an integrated control center. As soon as a previously defined value is exceeded, the sensor triggers an automated process. Which function is ultimately executed depends on the module that you have previously linked and configured with the Smart Home light sensor. By the way, many devices offer the option of monitoring the measured values via the manufacturer's own smartphone app.
What should you consider when buying?
If you want to integrate your smart home light sensor into an existing smart home system, you should make sure that the respective product was developed by the same manufacturer as the other smart home modules in your network. Modules from different brands can usually not be paired with each other. It is also important that the light sensor you prefer has a range that is suitable for the respective application. If a ZigBee bridge or gateway is required to control the sensor - as is the case with the Xiaomi Mi Light Detection Sensor - the distance between the two devices must not be too great, otherwise no communication is possible.
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