If you haven’t jumped on the smart lighting train yet, you’re missing all the fun! Whether you want to dip your toe into the market with just a few smart globes or integrate smart lighting into a larger home automation setup, once you’ve experienced exactly how smart this technology is, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

What is smart lighting anyway?

Quite simply, it's lighting connected to the internet that you control with an app or with a voice assistant like Hey Google or Amazon Alexa. And we're not just talking about turning lights on and off. 

With one single globe, you can dim your lights, switch the temperature of your globes from a bright white light to a soft warm light and change the mood with a spectrum of colours.

Imagine fully automating your lighting 24/7. Schedule your lights to turn on and off at certain times of the day or night. Why wake up to a screeching alarm when you can program your lights to get you ready for the day with soft gentle glow that gradually gets brighter? As the day goes on and you’re getting ready to chill out and relax, program the lighting to slowly get dimmer and softer. It's a great way to calm active kids! It will also increase security and peace of mind when you’re out at night or away on holidays by programming your lights to mimic your use when you're at home.

Is smart lighting expensive to install? 

No, the beauty of this system is that you don’t need to buy any new fittings. Whether it’s a lamp, pendant or downlight*, you can use the current light fittings you already have! We also have a DIY garden lighting range that makes transforming your outdoor lighting into a smart system a breeze!

*For 240V GU10 downlights, you can easily plug these in yourself without an electrician however for other fittings, your electrician will need to help. Unsure which downlights you have? You can ask one of our lighting consultants in-store or online.


Beacon is the home of smart lighting, so we can offer you a complete range of options to suit your budget and lifestyle. 

1. Trying your hand at smart lighting for the first time? 

If you're a little nervous or skeptical about just how life changing smart lighting can be, it's easy to start small. All you need is one single globe like the Lucci Connect 9W Globe or LIFX Mini, your smart phone and a lamp. 

Start by replacing the globe in your lamp with your new smart globe and turn it on.

Download the app recommended by the smart globe manufacturer (this should be easy to find on the globe's packaging).

Connect your new smart globe to your WiFi via the app and let the fun begin!

You can dim the globe, change the temperature from cool to warm, and with RGB globes, get creative with millions of colour options at your fingertips!

What you'll need: Your smart phone, a smart globe and a lamp

2. Want to take the next step with smart lighting? 

Add a few more lights and connect them! Creating a smart lighting network that suits your home will give you ultimate lighting flexibility. Control your lights individually or in groups. Why not fit out an entire room? Get to know the smart lighting app on your phone to put rooms of lights together and set schedules for your lights. Or even set up custom scenes for different occassions like "movie night" or "study time". 

Expand beyond your traditional globe. With a wide range of smart lighting solutions at Beacon, you can choose the best smart lights for your space including downlights, strip lights, outdoor lights and more! 

What you'll need: A smart phone, a variety of smart lights and your creativity.

3. Ready to manage your smart lighting hands-free? 

Select a smart speaker to pair with your smart lighting such as the Google Nest Mini or Amazon Echo Dot. Paired with our smart lights, these little beginner-friendly beauties allow you to 'talk' to your lighting and make changes all without lifting a finger. These hands-free devices give you ultimate ease in managing your smart lighting, but the fun doesn't stop there! Connect other smart devices through your speaker to play music, brew a cup of coffee or even start your shower. 

What you'll need: A smart phone, smart lights and a smart speaker. 

Shop smarter at the home of smart lighting

Like all new technology, it pays to talk to someone in the know when it comes to choosing your smart lighting setup. Beacon Lighting is the home of smart lighting where you'll find everything you need to set up your own smart home, including smart speakers, lights, power points, switches and even fan remotes. 

Talk to one of our smart lighting specialists and get connected! Find your closest store