Smart Table Lamps & Smart Bedside Lamps
Smart table lamps are a modern and convenient way to control the lighting in your home. With the ability to be controlled through a smartphone app or voice assistant, smart table lamps provide a range of features and options that traditional table lamps simply don’t have. You’ll find functionality that includes being able to adjust the brightness and colour temperature of the light, to setting schedules and timers, making smart table lamps a flexible and versatile lighting solution throughout the home. With a range of styles, colours, and features available, you are sure to find the perfect smart table lamp to suit your needs and preferences in our range – so let’s take a closer look.
What are smart table lamps?
Smart table lamps are table lamps that can be controlled through a smartphone app, or using a voice assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. They are a convenient and modern way to control the lighting in your home, allowing you to turn your table lamps on or off, adjust the brightness and colour temperature, and set schedules or timers using your smartphone or voice commands.
Smart table lamps usually have Wi-Fi connectivity (and often Bluetooth as well) and can be connected to a smart home hub or directly to your home’s Wi-Fi network. This allows you to control the lamps using your smartphone or voice assistant, even when you’re away from home, as long as your Wi-Fi network is working correctly.
In addition to offering convenient ways to control your lighting, many smart table lamps have additional features like colour-changing options, built-in speakers, and USB charging ports. Some smart table lamps can also be integrated with other smart home devices, allowing you to create custom scenes or automate your home’s lighting.
How are smart table lamps different to normal table lamps?
The biggest difference is that smart table lamps offer so many more functions, and so can be more useful. Some of the key benefits of using smart table lamps rather than traditional table lamps include:
- Enhanced control options: Smart table lamps can be controlled using a smartphone app or a voice assistant, allowing you to turn them on or off, adjust the brightness and colour temperature, and set schedules or timers using your smartphone or voice commands. Normal table lamps, on the other hand, are typically controlled by a physical switch – and there are only a few styles that have dimmable light.
- Connectivity: Smart table lamps are equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and can be connected to a smart home hub or directly to your home’s Wi-Fi network. This allows you to control the lamps using your smartphone or voice assistant, even when you’re away from home. Normal table lamps are not connected to the internet and cannot be controlled remotely – the closest you can get to this functionality would be to add a timer plug.
- Additional features: Smart table lamps often have additional features like colour-changing options, built-in speakers, and USB charging ports. Normal table lamps generally don’t have these features.
- Energy efficiency: Smart table lamps are designed to be energy-efficient, usually with integrated LEDs which allow you to adjust the brightness and colour temperature to suit your needs. This can help to save you money on your energy bills in the long run, and are better for the environment than traditional incandescent bulbs. Normal table lamps are typically less energy-efficient – although there is always the option to use LED bulbs, of course.
Smart table lamps offer more control options, connectivity, and additional features than normal table lamps. They can also be more energy-efficient and offer greater flexibility in terms of how you use them. While they may be more expensive than normal table lamps, the benefits they offer make them a popular choice among homeowners and interior designers.
Which rooms are smart table lamps best for?
Smart table lamps are a versatile lighting option that can be used in a variety of rooms in your home. Here are some of the rooms where smart table lamps can be particularly useful:
- Living room: Smart table lamps can be used to set the mood for whatever you’re doing in your living room. You can adjust the brightness and colour temperature to suit your mood and activities, and even set schedules or timers to turn the lamps on or off automatically. Movie night? Alexa, set the lamp brightness to low!
- Bedroom: Smart table lamps can be used to create a relaxing and soothing ambiance in your bedroom. You can adjust the brightness and colour temperature to create the perfect atmosphere for reading, watching TV, or winding down before bed. If you’re prone to waking in the night, you can use your voice to turn the light on, without needing to search for the switch in the dark.
- Home office: Smart table lamps can provide task lighting in your home office, allowing you to work comfortably and efficiently. As you move through the day, you can adjust the brightness and colour temperature to reduce eye strain and improve focus – and set a warmer colour temperature in the afternoon and evening, so as not to disturb your sleep patterns.
- Nursery: Smart table lamps can be used in a nursery to create a calm and soothing environment for your baby. You can adjust the brightness and colour temperature to create a gentle light for bedtime or feeding, and because LED bulbs don’t need much power, smart table lamps can be used in place of a nightlight, without raising your electricity bills excessively.
Smart table lamps can be used in most rooms in the home where changing the ambiance is necessary. They are a convenient and modern way to control your home’s lighting, while also offering additional features and functionality. The only room you definitely shouldn’t use a smart table lamp is the bathroom, due to the high humidity, exposure to water, and potential for accidental damage.
What materials are smart table lamps made from?
Smart table lamps are available in a range of materials, with more styles that incorporate different materials emerging all the time. Some of our bestselling smart table lamps incorporate these materials:
- Metal: Smart table lamps made from metal look sleek and modern, and there are smart lamps made from most metals, including silver, gold, and brass, with different finishes such as high shine, brushed, and matte available. Metal lamps are durable and long-lasting, and can work well with a range of décor styles.
- Glass: Glass smart table lamps have a range of finishes, from clear and frosted to coloured and patterned. Many glass lamps are neutral enough to work with different styles of interior design, and can be a good choice for rooms with a contemporary, or minimalist aesthetic.
- Ceramic: Smart table lamps made from ceramic can be colourful and add visual interest to a space, with glazed or textured finishes available. Ceramic lamps can be a good option for rooms with a more traditional or rustic décor style, as they tend to suit that aesthetic.
- Wood: Smart table lamps made from wood look warm and natural, and there are all types of wood, and wood finish available. Wood lamps can be a good choice for rustic or natural décor style.
- Plastic: Smart table lamps made from plastic and acrylic are ideal for those on a budget, and in spaces such as hallways where durability may be a concern. Plastic lamps are usually lightweight and easy to move, and are available in a range of colours and styles.
These aren’t the only choices available to you. You’ll find smart table lamps available in most materials that can complement each type of décor style, from traditional to modern options.
What colours are smart table lamps available in?
Smart table lamps are available in a wide range of colours to suit all tastes and décor styles – and you’ll find all these and more in our range.
- White: White is a popular colour for smart table lamps, as it looks clean, bright, and modern. White lamps can complement a range of décor styles and colour schemes, so is a good choice if you like to redecorate regularly.
- Black: Black smart table lamps are sleek and sophisticated, and can be a good choice for rooms with contemporary and minimalist décor styles. Black accessories such as lamps are known to help to create a sense of drama and contrast in a room.
- Metallic: Metallic colours like silver, gold, and copper are popular for smart table lamps. Metallic lamps can also complement a range of décor styles, from modern to traditional.
- Coloured: Smart table lamps are also available in a range of colours, from bright and bold primary shades, to soft and muted pastels. Coloured lamps can be a good choice for adding a pop of colour to a room, and to draw the eye wherever they are placed.
- Natural: Smart table lamps made from natural materials like wood, stone, or ceramic are a great choice for rooms with a more rustic or natural décor style, and can work with most colour schemes.
We have a wide range of smart table lamps available, with a great choice of colours, allowing you to find the perfect lamp to suit your décor, and giving you the lighting that you need.
What bulbs are best for smart table lamps?
Most smart table lamps have integrated LED bulbs, which are energy-efficient and long-lasting. These lamps typically do not require any bulbs to be changed, as the LED bulbs are built into the lamp itself. This can be a convenient and cost-effective option, as you won’t need to worry about replacing bulbs over time. They can last for many years without needing to be replaced. LEDs are best where you need dimmable, and colour changing light, so you can adjust the brightness and colour temperature of your smart table lamp to suit your needs and create the perfect ambiance for any occasion.
Our final thoughts
Smart table lamps are a modern and convenient lighting option that can add style, functionality, and convenience to most rooms in your home. With a range of materials, colours, and features available, the perfect smart table lamp to suit your needs is just waiting for you. At Lighting Direct, we offer a wide range of smart table lamps to suit all tastes and budgets. Browse our range today to find the perfect smart table lamp for your home. Plus, with our Change Your Mind Guarantee, you can shop with complete confidence, knowing that you can arrange a return or exchange within 30 days of delivery. Shop now and experience the convenience and innovation of smart table lamps in your home.