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Deako Lighting Smart Features You Need to Start Your Summer Off Bright

Key Takeaways: 

  • Set up your home for summer 
  • Set a vacation schedule for your lights before your trip
  • Add security by automating your lights to turn on and off with the sun’s schedule using the sunrise/sunset feature
  • Create the perfect ambiance for summer get-togethers

Smart Lighting Features for Summer!

Summer is the ideal time to start using the smart lighting features in the Deako app. In this blog, we show you how you can set up a few of our favorite smart lighting features for summer. Once you get started, you won’t believe how simple it is to start setting up schedules and adding a bit of ambiance to your summer nights.

Download the Deako App from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Set a “Vacation Schedule” For Your Lights While You’re Away

The Deako app makes it simple to schedule your lights—the next time you leave for a trip, it will appear like you’re still at home. Many homeowners like to save this schedule as “vacation schedule”, so that you can turn on this feature at a moment’s notice. The app also lets you adjust individual lights in your home while you’re away. 

If you only have one Deako Smart Switch or Smart Dimmer, make sure you set it up to control lights in your home that are visible from the outside, whether it’s your exterior lighting or the lights for your foyer. You don’t need to have a full-home of smart lighting to get a taste of how smart lighting can upgrade your space. 

Feel Secure This Summer with the Sunrise/Sunset Feature

Everyone’s schedule changes a bit during summer. You and your kids will probably stay outside with friends a bit longer as the sun sets later in the summer months. You’ll never come home to a dark house when you schedule outdoor lights to turn on at sunset. Heading out of town for a vacation? Schedule interior lights to come on and off at different times so it doesn’t look like your home is empty.

Come home to a well-lit house by using the Sunrise/Sunset feature as a useful tool to help kids know when it’s time to come inside!  

The Sunrise/Sunset Feature works by using your home’s location to sync your lights with the rising and setting of the sun. Have your lights turn on an hour before or after sundown, or create a completely personalized schedule to have your lights turn on/off at any point during the day or night. Learn how to set it up here.

Lighting Expert Tip: For those with young children: you can use the sunrise/sunset feature or schedule your lights to help you enforce your kids’ bedtime routine. Have the lights in their play area turn off when it’s time to start getting ready for bed.

Set the Scene for Summer Get-Togethers

Smart lighting takes your summer get-togethers up a notch. Adding some festive string lights or hanging some solar-powered lanterns in the backyard is always a solid ambiance-booster for a  backyard BBQ. However, mood lighting doesn’t have to stop there! Create a cinematic experience for your next home movie night, inside or outside. Add some ambiance to your monthly game nights, and set the scene for taco night. 

Create a Scene in the Deako App

A scene is when a group of lights turn on/off for different kinds of activities. Time to get up? Program a “good morning” scene to turn on all lights. Movie time? Turn off the brightest lights to set the scene with one click. 

Click here to create a scene 

Creating a scene allows you to change the feeling of a room. In the Deako app, you can have your Smart Dimmer dim the lights in your living room and turn on the lights in the kitchen, once it’s finally time to get your party started, you can have a “party” scene already prepared, so you can turn on the summer feels with the press of a button. You won’t have to spend nearly as much time trying to create the feeling of a party with just decorations, your lights can do that for you!  

Popular Scenes From Other Deako Homeowners

  • Movie Night: brighten the bar area of your home and darken the lights that are closer to where you’re screening your movie
  • Dinner Party: brighten the lights around the kitchen area, and your table, but keep the rest of your living space dark
  • Date Night: have your lights dimmed to a level that adds some ambiance to your space, whether you’ve prepared a romantic dinner at the table, or a fun game of scrabble in the living room

Start Getting Your Home Set Up For Summer 

So now you’ve learned about how your lights can help you start your summer schedule off on the right foot, but do you feel ready to start using these features? If you already have a Deako Smart Switch or Smart Dimmer, but still haven’t set up these features up, we recommend that you try implementing these features now by going through the article again as you try to set each feature up in the Deako app.  All of these features can be set up in just minutes, if not seconds. And once you get these features down, setting up other features will be as second nature as turning a switch on/off.

If you would like some additional advice on how Deako Smart Switches can further improve the safety and comfort of your home, or need some help setting up smart features, contact a Deako Lighting Expert! It’s just an extra perk we provide to our Deako Customers, and we want you to take advantage of it whenever you need some expert advice. Text or call them at 206-761-1055. Or schedule an appointment with them here.


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Simple Dimmer

Adjust the brightness of your lights and create your desired ambiance with a simple, tactile slide dimmer.

Best for:
  • Dining Room – set the ambiance for a nice meal
  • Bedrooms – wind down with dim lighting before sleep
  • Multi-use spaces – set the tone depending on activity

Smart Switch

The utility player that sets your home up for safety and convenience.

Best for:
  • Outdoor Lights – sunrise/sunset schedule
  • Hallway/Stairs – schedules or timers so you don’t trip in the dark!
  • Kids Rooms – set timers so they don’t get left on.

Smart Dimmer

The luxury choice that combines smart lighting automation with remote and tactile dimming for ultimate control.
Best for:
  • Open concept living/dining/kitchen – you need them everywhere!
  • Bedroom – wind down or wake up gradually with adjustable lighting
  • Master bath – No aggressively bright lights for middle-of-the-night trips

Motion Sensor Switch

The simple switch with smart capabilities, this energy-saving and efficient switch detects motion to trigger lights for simple automation.

Best for:

  • Laundry room – lights come on automatically when hands are full
  • Garage – no fumbling for lights when taking out the garbage
  • Pantry – never forget to turn out the lights after grabbing a snack
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