Smart Outdoor Lighting

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    Smart Outdoor Lighting

    Intelligent lighting control in the garden

    When you’re relaxing in the garden or on a balcony in the evening, the last thing you want is to go inside to switch on your external lights. And now you don’t have to, thanks to smart outdoor lighting.

    What functions and uses does smart outdoor lighting offer?

    Smart outdoor lighting has two main functions:

    • To create a feel-good ambience for garden, terrace and balcony with atmospheric light
    • To increase building safety and security, including protection from burglary protection and to prevent trips, falls and accidents

    But making your garden smart isn’t just about lighting. There are many smart devices and professional systems these days, including Rademacher or Homematic IP garage doors, roller shutters and awnings. And to make sure the inside of your home is smart, there are devices available that control your heating, lighting - and even your coffee machine.

    Smart outdoor lighting functions

    Philips Hue White+Color Impress LED pillar light
    Create a feel-good ambience in the garden, on the terrace or balcony with individual lighting and countless lighting ideas.
    Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor motion detector
    Improve your burglary protection with networked motion detectors that control the light independently.
    L 620 Cam sensor LED outdoor wall light anthracite
    Use smart cameras to see a live image transmission of who is at your door - wherever you are in the world.
    Philips Hue White+Color Econic LED pillar light
    Optimal orientation on the property thanks to the sensor-controlled path and façade lighting.
    LED-Outdoor Lights
    Coloured, effective or time-controlled, configure your garden lighting with spots and spotlights.
    Twinkly Light strips
    Impressive Christmas lighting with fully customisable, colour-changing fairy lights - you’ll be the envy of your neighbourhood.

    What systems are available for smart garden lights?

    There are now countless smart home providers on the market. However, not all smart home systems are self-contained. Through common radio standards such as ZigBee, you can integrate products from one provider into the system of another. For example, Philips Hue outdoor lights can be implemented into the home automation system from Rademacher.

    But before choosing your system, it’s a good idea to check whether the system can be controlled as desired by researching:

    • If the product requires a Wi-Fi network
    • Whether it can be controlled via Bluetooth without WLAN
    • If it works with a remote control
    • Whether it's voice-activated

    To make sure you choose the right system for your smart garden lights, click the brand links below:

    What else needs to be considered with smart outdoor lighting?

    Smart outdoor lights also need to have the appropriate IP protection rating to withstand weather conditions, moisture and foreign objects. For this reason, indoor lights or smart accessories for indoors, like socket adapters, mustn’t be used outdoors if they’re not intended for outdoor use.

    The first digit of the IP protection class provides information about the protection against foreign bodies. The second digit indicates protection against moisture.

    Digit IPX4Protection against foreign bodies
    0 No protection
    1 Protected against solid foreign bodies ≥ 50 mm
    2 Protected against solid foreign bodies ≥ 12.5 mm
    3 Protected against solid foreign bodies ≥ 2.5 mm
    4 Protected against solid foreign bodies ≥ 1 mm
    5 Dust protected
    6 Dust-tight
    Digit IP4XProtection against moisture
    0 No protection
    1 Protected against vertically impinging dripping water
    2 Protected against dripping water hitting at an angle
    3 Protected against spray water
    4 Protected against splash water
    5 Protected against water jets
    6 Protected against strong jets of water
    7 Protected against temporary immersion
    8 Protected against permanent immersion

    Do you need advice on smart outdoor lighting and choosing the system that best suits your individual requirements? Or do you have another question about smart garden lights and lighting? Then our expert advisers will be happy to help you. Just fill in the contact form.

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