9 Smart Lighting Ideas To Reshape Your Home

Article by BlissLights LLCFri, Aug 26, 22
man controlling smart lights from app

Lighting can completely transform a space. When you opt for smart lighting, you make this transformation easier than ever before.

From accenting bookshelves to backlighting the artwork hanging in your home, there are smart lighting ideas for everyone. Keep reading to learn how smart light ideas can open your home to a world of possibilities that amaze and inspire.

How can I make my house lights smart?

You can’t magically make any light smart, but you can be strategic about installing smart lighting in your home. Actually, the “smart” in “smart lighting” is actually an abbreviation. SMART stands for “Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology,” which means you can control the light from a desktop or mobile app. Smart lights can also connect to your smart home system, such as the Google Home or Amazon Echo, through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity.

Smart lighting can include motion-sensing options that turn the light on and off based on nearby movement. This is convenient and a fantastic way to save energy if you forget to turn off a light before leaving the room. Plus, most smart lighting uses LED bulbs, which last much longer than incandescent bulbs. That makes smart lighting smarter for the environment too.

Best spots in your home for smart lights

To make the most of your smart lighting, check out the best spots in your home to install them.

Walk-in closet

A walk-in closet can make getting dressed a breeze when designed effectively. It lets you step into a world of possibilities as you get dressed for any occasion. With DIY wardrobe closet ideas that involve smart lighting, you can further elevate your walk-in closet experience. For example, you can add motion-sensing light fixtures that illuminate your space every time you walk into your closet. With smart lighting, you can say goodbye to fumbling around in the darkness for the perfect shirt and hello to an out-of-this-world wardrobe.


Your bedroom should be your oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and your lighting should enhance this tranquility. Smart lighting is perfect for your bedroom sanctuary.

A great option is to try smart switches in your bedroom, which function like regular light switches but connect to the cloud. This means you can use the smart switches with your smart home system. You’ll take the classic dimmer switch to the next level when you use voice commands to dim the lights for movie nights in bed.

Home office

When working from home, lighting plays an important part in your home office space. This is because lighting affects mood and human behavior. That means you can optimize your lighting to enhance your productivity and concentration in your workspace.

For example, natural light is a better option for productivity, so set your smart lighting fixtures to cool color temperatures during your working hours. With the right lighting, you can enjoy a stress-free journey to the finish line.

Gaming room

If you have a room dedicated to your gaming activities, then you know lighting can set the mood for your escape into other worlds. From indoor laser lights that project vibrant colors to LED strip lights outlining your gaming space, there are endless lighting opportunities. So reimagine your gaming room lights and be smarter about how you set the mood.

gaming room lights

Reading nook

If you’re looking to carve out a corner for a cozy nook, then that’s another great place to consider smart lighting. Smart light bulbs in a cozy reading nook can adjust to any and all of your color temperature preferences. You can also try a main source of light and colorful light panels to add a touch of whimsy to your nook. Let lighting be your guide as you venture into stories filled with excitement and magic.

Selfie wall

For a space at home dedicated to photos and videos with friends, try creating a selfie wall and using smart lighting to set extraordinary scenes. You can use laser lights to transport everyone into a galaxy of stars, or you can use strip lights to accentuate your wall art. With smart lighting, your selfie wall possibilities are limitless, just like your potential for picture-perfect Instagram posts.


With the right smart lights strategically placed around your shelves in strips or panels, you can see your book collection in a whole new light. Smart lighting empowers you to control the color and brightness of your bookshelf lights so you can effortlessly browse through your bevy of books. And with the right lighting, your shelves can be more than just shelves. They’ll transform into display pieces that capture the eye of anyone who enters the room.

Smart lighting ideas to reshape your home

Automatic night lights can ease the walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Accent lighting can showcase your wall art. That’s just the start with smart lighting ideas – some others are below.

1. Fireplace mantles

Illuminate your fireplace mantle with lighting underneath to highlight any objects resting there. When you go with LED lights connected to your phone, you can change your mantle colors without having to leave the comfort of your couch. This way, you won’t miss a minute of the family game night or your favorite movie. When you set up smart lighting, you can change the mood in the blink of an eye.

tv room with fireplace mantle lights and galaxy lighting

2. Galaxy projector home lighting

For smart lighting that transports you into the cosmos, try galaxy projector home lighting. The Sky Lite Evolve is the most realistic galaxy projector out there, and its spherical design means you can point it anywhere. You can control your smart galaxy from the palm of your hand and set everything up without interrupting your relaxation. The drifting nebula clouds and stunning laser stars can take you light years away without you leaving your smart home.

sky lite evolve galaxy projector in bedroom in blue
sky lite evolve smart multicolor galaxy projector

Sky Lite Evolve: Smart Galaxy Projector


The latest evolution in smart galaxy lighting.

3. Automatic night lights

A night light is a great way to keep yourself out of the dark. When you strategically place automatic night lights around your home, you can keep everyone safe and happy. Plus, night lights can emit a soft, calming glow if you want a gradual transition to sleep.

With the BlissEmber, you can cultivate your ideal ambiance whether you’re lighting the way in dark hallways or looking for a dim sleep glow. You can control the BlissEmber through the BlissHome mobile app or connect your fixture to your smart home system. This LED night light combines awe-inspiring hues with a classic soft white option and motion-sensing capabilities from up to 20 feet away. This way, your midnight journey is infused with color and life.

blissember smart multicolor nightlight
blissember is a smart color changing led night light suitable for adults and kids

BlissEmber Smart Multicolor Night Light


A guiding light, a source of comfort, a way to transform your space.

4. Backlights for hanging decor

If you want your hanging artwork to pop, try backlighting to illuminate your prized pieces. This can make any room look like a museum gallery with extra sophistication and class. You can try it anywhere there’s space between the wall and the piece you’re attempting to illuminate. Your headboard is a great example – lighting the space behind it can add new dimensions to your space.

5. Bias TV lighting

You can create a movie theater experience without leaving the comfort of your home with bias lighting behind your TV screen. It’s essentially the same concept as backlighting your headboard, but with the focus on upgrading your entertainment center. You can do it behind a mounted TV screen or along where the floor meets the wall. With smart lighting, you can dim the lights and focus all eyes on a next-level movie experience.

6. Colorful accent lighting

For colorful accent lighting you can change on a whim, smart lighting is your go-to. With the BlissRadia ambient mood light, creating the perfect ambiance in any room takes just moments. The BlissRadia effortlessly transitions between all rainbow colors to create a transcendent atmosphere. With its smart features, you can control the intensity and color from the BlissHome mobile app or voice control through Google Home or Amazon Alexa. It’s that easy to light your way to concentration, stimulation, or relaxation.

blissradia smart mood light in ocean blue
blissradia is an led ambient light with app control that shines in multiple colors

BlissRadia Smart LED Mood Light


From desktop to bedside, light the way to concentration, stimulation, or relaxation.

7. Bathroom mirror lights

DIY bathroom lighting ideas can be as practical as they are relaxing. You can backlight the mirror in your bathroom above the sink with motion-sensing LED strips for mood-setting night lighting. For your spa day at home, bathroom smart lights can set a tranquil mood that can take your relaxation above and beyond.

8. Taking your home office to new dimensions

You can take your office desk’s table lamp up a notch with adjustable LED bulbs. Start small with one light and notice how that small change can transform your working environment. When you can adjust your desk lamp’s brightness and color from your phone, you introduce a world of possibilities in just a few taps.

9. Closet wardrobe strips

Outlining your closet shelves and walls with LED strip lights can bring your outfit options to life. For example, you can reimagine your surroundings and highlight your collection in the best light. One simple tap on your phone is all it takes to guide your closet’s spirit.

blissglow multicolor led lights in bedroom

Light the way smarter with BlissLights

With smart lighting, you can customize your space exactly to your liking. With a few taps, clicks, and setting adjustments, smart lighting can take you one step closer to your perfect paradise. BlissLights can help you achieve all your smart lighting dreams with easy installation and a myriad of options. Browse the BlissLights collection now to elevate your surroundings and immerse yourself in a smart world full of magic.

About BlissLights

BlissLights has been a leader in the laser lighting industry since the company was founded in 2006. Our team of experienced engineers and technicians helped create award-winning special effect lighting for major theme parks before minaturizing ourpatented technology for home use. BlissLights is dedicated to laser safety and education, and is registered with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).

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