I think just about any techie secretly dreams of, or already has a hybrid type of smart home. I have been toying with various ideas over the last year or two about how I could make our home more automated. When you think about smart homes, you might think about similar technology to Star Trek or futuristic shows. I think we are now at the point where we can add some of these things in our lives. For example, I have a wishlist of items I would like to use to automate our home just ever so slightly and still make it very landlord friendly:
- Phillips Hue Smart Lighting system
- You can control the lights with your phone or computer, changing the colors of the light, dimming to certain levels, or scheduling them to turn on/off at certain times with optional gradual dimming to full light or to no light.