Over the years, technology has really revolutionized our world and daily lives. It has created amazing tools and resources, putting useful information at our fingertips. All these gadgets that we carry and play around do a lot for us whether it be monitoring our heart rate, watch over our training and sleeping patterns or show us our way to anywhere in the world safe with geographical map locations and sending them to our loved ones’ phones at the same time.
With all of these revolutions, technology, and electronic gadgets have really made our lives easier, faster, better, and more fun. Well, it’s already 2021, the AI’s and the chatbots are already here and these are gonna make our lives superfluous shortly and that time is not far.
My expectations and the senses about the future smart world say that it is going to be real frictionless. Well, a time might come when we never have to carry IDs, bank cards, or door keys and drive in automated cars, maybe? AH! Speaking about that Teslas are already here. How great!
Anyway, a lot has been spoken about the future, I’m here to help you with the electronic gadgets that would make your house smarter, Here we go then…
Philips Hue LED Smart Light Bulb
Philips Hue is a smart lighting system that enables you to wirelessly control the lights of your home. It can welcome you home, wake you up, get you energized, help you feel safe, improve your mood by changing to whatever color you wish, and much much more.
Besides saving energy and money, this smart bulb also lasts longer. Incandescent or halogen bulbs last around a year, while LED lights last 10 years on average. … From added security to cost-cutting Philips hue is your next go-to colorful gadget to make and decorate your house colorfully according to your moods.
Also, Philips claimed that the lifespan of each smart bulb is up to 15,000 hours, and despite the Wi-Fi connectivity, the bulb uses 80 percent less power than a traditional incandescent bulb. Check it out.
Philips Hue Standalone Bridge
Philips smart bridge is an electronic device/gadget that’s like a boon to the ones who like to set up their home smartly and with all the beautiful colors spread all over.
Smart bridge works as a bridge to all the smart bulbs installed at your home. The brains of the Philips hue smart lights comprehensively use a home automation system using the hue stand bridge alone. This smart gadget supports or lights up to 50 hue lights and up to 12 hue accessories, enabling you to extend the system into every room possible.
Smart UV Germicidal lamp
A germicidal lamp is an electric light that produces ultraviolet C (UVC) light. This short-wave ultraviolet light disrupts DNA base pairing, causing the formation of pyrimidine dimers, and leads to the inactivation of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa which makes your home or office buildings a much healthier place.
How does it work? Using the UV sterilizer light with a high transmission rate with 360 degrees wider beam angle it detects the presence of people or animals around it and kills the harmful guests around who arent visible to our naked eyes. And the add-on is the gadget completely removes odors and dust particles which effectively improves your living environment.
UV light can have an efficient inactivation of bacterias up to a distance of 8ft on either side and an exposure time of 30 mins. And the lamp should be replaced once a year. The smart lamp produces visible light past 10k hrs and the UV output decreases over time.
CAUTION: UV-C light can penetrate human skin and can cause damage injuries if overused, so, please limit the usage and not use it for more than 30mins as recommended.
A germicidal lamp is an electric light that produces ultraviolet C (UVC) light. This short-wave ultraviolet light disrupts DNA base pairing, causing the formation of pyrimidine dimers, and leads to the inactivation of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. It can also be used to produce ozone for water disinfection.
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Robotic vacuum cleaners often referred to as Roomba is an intelligently programmed and limited vacuum floor cleaning system. It is manually operated via remote control with a self-drive mode which allows the machine to clean autonomously without human control.
These vacuum cleaners are compact and will not take up too much additional space in your home and provides you with more time to do the things you enjoy the most- unless your thing is vacuuming.
Some robotic vacuum cleaners use spinning brushes to reach tight corners. Some high-end and expensive ones include cleaning features along with mopping features. Roombas would be a great addition to your home cleaning arsenal. Try it.
Points to look at…
- Don’t do stairs and curtains.
- If you have two and more floors house considers leaving a traditional vacuum for these purposes.
- Vacuum-proof the house.
- Things like socks and other small objects can get stuck in a robot vacuum the same as they would in a traditional vacuum.
Surveillance kit and by that I mean Closed-circuit television (CCTV) and Wireless security cameras (WSC).
CCTV’s are wired and are mostly set outside of the houses to monitor the behavior or any activities of a person, group, or object for security purposes. You can observe the activities from a distance by the means of electronic gadgets like mobile phones and computers etc.
CCTV’s make use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place on a limited set of screens. It employs point-to-point or points to multipoint linked with wires.
WSC’s are closed-circuit cameras that transmit video and audio signals to a wireless receiver through a radio band. These cameras require at least one cable or wire to power and are battery-powered which makes them truly wireless from top to bottom. WSC’s are more cost-effective and are becoming more and more popular in the market.
An air purifier or air cleaner is a device that removes contaminants from the air in a room to improve air quality. These are commonly marketed as being beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics and also reducing or eliminating secondhand tobacco smoke.
Air purifiers are functioned to trap the airborne particles by size exclusion, then the air is forced through a filter, and particles are physically captured by the filters making the air clean and healthy.
They are manufactured in two units, a small stand-alone unit, and a large unit. Basically, the smaller units are used for domestic purposes while the larger units are used for medical and industrial uses and so on…
A smart plug is a compact designed power receptacle that plugs into a traditional electrical outlet and integrates it into your smart home network, allowing you to control whatever you plug into it from an app on your smartphone or with your voice through a virtual assistant.
A smart plug transforms even dumb devices into a part of your smart home network, giving you greater control and customizable options just by plugging the device in. Table lamps, the clothes iron, and even the coffee maker get an IQ upgrade with smart plugs. For the most features and best reliability, stick with smart plugs that connect to Wi-Fi either directly or using a bridge or dongle that plugs into your router.
Do not forget to try smart plugs they are cheap, budget-friendly, and does do a lot of tasks with just a voice or at the point of your fingers if you don’t want to get up from your bed to switch off the lights and fan switches hehe.
Smart Air Conditioners
Smart air conditioners are the A/C units that connect to the other smart appliances in your home to better control your home’s comfort level. Much like other smart home technology, a smart air conditioner can be programmed to cool on your terms which you can turn on and off remotely. the main purpose of the air-conditioning system is to create comfort conditions by controlling the temperature, humidity, and flow of air inside the rooms.
How does it work? Well, A smart ac controller mimics the infrared signal from your air conditioner’s remote while using your WiFi network to connect with an app on your phone. The end result is that you can control your air conditioner from the convenience of a mobile app.
The homeowners can switch it on or off using Google Home or Alexa. Several smart plugs have their own app that users can use to control and manage their air conditioning with their home.