Ikea Trådfri is the affordable solution to make your home smarter. But how do you start with that?
A house with sense is always useful. Until a few years ago, home automation cost quite a bit of money. But now companies such as Philips, Google, Amazon and Ikea are bringing a lot of smart home applications to our homes for a lot less money.
Today, Ikea already has a lot of smart home products; from wireless chargers, to WiFi speakers about smart lighting in combination with dimmers, motion sensors, remote controls and smart LED spots.
But how do you start with that? In this article I’ll give you the basics to ‘smarten’ your home with Ikea’s Trådfri range. What do you need?
Trådfri remote control – 15 euros
You need this remote bidding to operate your future smart lighting in your home. So first of all you definitely need this small device.
Interest? Buy it here.
Trådfri LED lamp – 24.99 euros (sold separately)
A remote control is nothing without the lamp of course. Therefore, to start with, purchase a series of lamps that you can connect with the remote control. You can also choose different sets to buy where Ikea offers both the lamp and dimmer.
Trådfri connection hub – 29.99 euros
This connection hub is not necessary per se but can be useful if you are planning to really go for it. With this hub you can connect all Ikea smarthome applications to each other and use them, for example, in the iOS Home app for Apple users.
Interest? Purchase the hub here.
Trådfri dimmer/motion sensor – 9.99 euros and 15.00 euros
Do you think the lamp shines too brightly? Then use Ikea’s wireless dimmer to easily set your lamps to a softer light. This way you always have the right lighting and atmosphere in your home. The motion sensor can also come in handy here. For example, hang it right next to your door or where your pet lives. With one movement, the lighting of your choice is switched on.
Finally, I would also like to mention Symphony. A collaboration between Ikea and Sonos has resulted in two fantastic and affordable WiFi speakers. Both speakers can be integrated into your smart home via the Ikea Trådfri connection hub. This way you can create different scenes in combination with your lighting.
Interest? Purchase your own symphony here.