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Home Automation For Dummies by Dwight Spivey

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Chapter 6

I’m in the Mood for . . . Anything: Automated Lighting

In This Chapter

arrow Automating your home’s lighting

arrow Understanding the technology behind automated lighting

arrow Seeing the best automated lighting products from the best manufacturers

It was a dark and stormy night . . .

And there you were, hiding under the covers.

Whether you consider the “dark and stormy night” line to be one of the best or worst in the history of novels, dark and stormy nights are no laughing matter to some folks.

Especially if, amid the clatter of the storm raging outside, you hear another clatter. Only this time, it’s coming from the general direction of the kitchen. Chances of you getting up to see what’s going on? Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn on the lights without even having to get out of bed? How cool would it be to flip on the lights in the kitchen to see if someone lets out a “yelp” and takes off? It sure beats going in there, you know, where it’s dark.

Suddenly you remember that you have newly installed automated lighting, and you can simply grab your smartphone off the nightstand and turn on the kitchen lights using your trusty app, coupled with a few swipes ...

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