When transforming your traditional lighting solutions into smart lighting applications, there are a number of benefits to be had. With ELA, one of those benefits is the easy integration of your ELA system with several smart home voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home’s Google Assistant.
Once integrated, there are a number of functions that can be set up so that you are getting the most out of your smart lighting experience. We’ll examine Alexa in a later piece. For now, let’s focus on Google Home and the best applets available for your ELA system.
What’s An Applet?
If you’re unfamiliar, an applet is like a mini application that performs a single, or limited number of functions. If you’re looking for applets to use with your ELA system, look no further than IFTTT.com
Using IFTTT, you are able to enable a number of applets that work with your lighting system and in conjunction with Google Assistant. Because after all, what’s the point of having a virtual home assistant and smart lights if they can’t work together?
Here are some of the best Google Assistant applets you can find on IFTTT to use with your lighting solutions.
Set The Scene
Like a mood ring, you can use Google Assistant to customize your lighting based on how you’re feeling. Customize different colors or shades for how you are feeling. Happy? Maybe you want the light to be a bit brighter.
Sad? Maybe you want it to be blue?
Want to relax? Perhaps you’d like the light to be dimmer.
Customize with Google Assistant your preferred settings and always have the correct lighting.
You can do this by setting a simple phrase. Make it personal to you. That way when you say it, boom, your mood is correct, and the lighting is on par.
Remember those old commercials? Clap on, clap off! To turn off the lights? Now you don’t even have to do that. It’s even simpler. All you have to do is say “Goodnight Google” and the lights will turn off for you.
Change The Color
Bored? Need a change of pace? Just looking for something new and different? You can ask Google Assistant to change the color of your lighting scheme. Set the scene for a dinner party, shed some light on the subject, or just add a tinge of color on a dreary day.
Simply tell Google what color you’d like, and they’ll take care of the rest.
It’s always important to get a fresh start to each day. With Google Assistant, simply wish Google a good morning and your lights will turn on automatically. What’s more, if you have a connected Android device, it will start playing music.
And So Much More...
The above is just a sampling of the applets available to you for your ELA lighting solutions. Explore more at IFTTT and see how else you can integrate your ELA system with other applications and smart home utilities.