6 typical problems and their solutions
Let's first take a look at some common situations where TESLA Smart products can help you.
1. A room where the lights are always on unnecessarily
Do you have a place in your home where you forget (or one member of the household forgets) to turn off the lights? It can be a pantry, a storage room or another room. Put a smart bulb in the light fitting and direct a motion sensor towards the door. When the door opens, the sensor detects movement and sends a message to the bulb such as: “Turn the light on." You can also make the command more specific, for example: “Turn the light on at 20 percent brightness and remain on for two minutes." Or set it the other way around - if the sensor doesn't detect motion, the bulb will turn off.
For the same purpose you can also combine the smart bulb with a door sensor which functions using a magnet. When the sensor detects the door opening (the magnets are disconnected), the bulb turns on. As soon as the door closes (the magnets connect), the bulb goes off.
2. It's easier to get up when it’s light, but...
There may be several "buts". It may still be dark outside when you get up, or you may be drawing the curtains or blinds for the night. In this case set the smart bulb or smart lamp on the bedside table to come on at a specific time and day – starting at the minimum brightness and gradually increasing in intensity.
3. You should go for white during the day and yellow in the evening
White light helps us keep our attention, so it is better to use it during the day. In the evening, on the other hand, yellow light is a better choice to help create a calm and relaxed atmosphere. For example, in the children's room and in the living room, you can use both options. The smart bulb can help you with this.
Setting up the different modes is the basic task. One for example for lighting in shades of white, the other for yellow light. But smart lighting can do much more. The intensity and colour of the light can change gradually throughout the day, and also according to sunrise and sunset.
4. The switch is too far away
You have a lamp by the sofa in the living room, but the switch is in a hard-to-reach place, perhaps hidden behind the sofa. Or a second typical example: In the bedroom or children's room, the switch for the main light is just by the door. Often you have to get out of a warm bed to turn out the lights.
How can this situation be easily dealt with? By using a smart switch. Through the app, you connect it to the smart bulb and set the condition: "When I press the switch, the light in the room turns on/off." Even visitors or young children who don't have a mobile phone with access to the app can conveniently control the light.
5. Automatic lighting when walking through
Do you have a longer hallway or staircase at home? These are ideal places for a motion sensor in combination with a smart bulb, or LED strip. As soon as you enter the hallway, the sensor detects movement and turns on the light. You can also set other conditions in the app: how long you want the light to stay on, what time of day it should be on, and even that it should be white during the day and yellow in the evening and at night.
It is the ideal solution in places where children pass through at night to go to the toilet or come into your bedroom. But adults will also find pleasure in this automation. Once you try it, you won't want to illuminate the hallway or stairs any other way.
6. Assurance that no light is on after you leave
Have you ever wondered if you've turned off everything at home? Do you want to make sure that no light is left on unnecessarily once you leave the house? Or do you just not want to have to check everything and everyone all the time? Smart lighting solves these situations too. In the app set the following condition: "As soon as I leave the house, turn off all the lights." It really is that simple.