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Smart Lights aren’t so smart when they are turned off
One of the biggest issues that newcomers to the SmartHome space quickly uncover is that if you want to have color light bulbs, you’ll swiftly find that someone keeps turning them off. This is an issue because once the power is closed at the switch, the bulbs can no longer be controller by your SmartHome hub.
Unfortunately, in a world where we’ve all been taught to turn off the lights as we leave the room, this problem doesn’t go away and it’s inevitable that kids, guest, or a sleepy you will at some point turn off a light switch and stop your SmartHome from responding.
One of the solutions to this is to use smart switches, like something from the Lutron Caseta line at the price of giving up the wonderful ambience that a color bulb can give you.
Another less technical, but very effective solution is to dip into the world of light switch protectors which prevents someone from accidentally shutting off the light switches. Check out this video to view a couple of options and get an idea of how this might solve some of your SmartHome problems in a low-tech way.
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