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Apple HomeKit and Your Lights

apple homekit electric lightsWe live in a time unlike any before. With countless technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are improved, which is advantageous considering the rapid pace at which we live. In recent years, tremendous strides have been made in home automation. This technology allows the homeowner to run their home while they are away using a remote app on their Smartphone or iPad. In fact, automated homes are known as  “smart homes,” due to their ability to seemingly think on their own. This ability to “think,” helps homeowners in some of ways.

The future of automated lighting is here in the form of Apple’s HomeKit technology. “Apple HomeKit technology provides an easy, secure way to control HomeKit-enabled accessories from any of your iOS devices. Tell Siri to "turn on the upstairs lights." Dim the lights from your Apple Watch. Use your iPhone to change colors. And much more! All you need is a square-shaped Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 and your favorite iOS device to get started.”

Apple HomeKit adds safety and security through appliance and lighting control. You can always check to make sure your daughter turned off her curling iron or ensure that your oven has been flipped off from the morning family breakfast. Your home and family also enjoy an added measure of safety through your ability to control the lights in your home. Not only does this allow you to make sure lights are off when you are gone to save electricity, but it also allows you to turn them on at specific times if you would like it to look like you are home.

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What Others Say About Us

I called Best Electric for a problem I was having with non-working pendant lights. Joe promptly called back to schedule an appointment. He arrived on time, was straight forward with the pricing and was able to diagnose and fix my problem in a relatively short time. While he was at my home he also was able to hang a new chandelier. I would highly recommend Best Electric!

I was extremely pleased with the work Joe did for me this past week and wanted to say something positive so others would consider him for jobs.  But the rating has to be done through a google account, and I do not want to have an account with them - the information required is personal, and I have no doubt sold immediately to places that do solicitations.  But if there is a way to insert my comments, so they contribute to the rating system, here they are. I wanted to say this:  I have an older home and a not-so-robust budget.   Joe inspired confidence with his knowledge, solved a sticky problem for me with my new range, left everything looking good and accommodated my work schedule.  His fees were competitive and, most importantly,  I am confident the work will stand up to the test of time.  I would recommend him highly to anyone asking for an electrician.

I hired Joe Bartels and Best Electric Service to add a 240V circuit for a hot tub at my home. I couldn't have been happier with their thoroughness and customer focus. They worked with our installation schedule, listened to my input and were creative in routing the final conduit. Quick and very professional. They have my highest recommendation!

Brands We Carry

  • Cutler Hammer
  • Touch-Plate Lighting Controls
  • Siemens
  • Square D
  • General Electric

Brands We Service

  • Square D
  • Cutler Hammer
  • Touch-Plate Lighting Controls
  • Casablanca Fan Company
  • Siemens
  • Federal Pacific
  • Kichler
  • Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems
  • General Electric

Areas Serviced: Black Forest | Castle Rock | Colorado Springs | Falcon | Fountain | Larkspur | Manitou Springs | Monument | Palmer Lake | Peyton | Security-Widefield | Woodland Park