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Vivint Smart Lighting Reviews – What Our Customers Are Saying  

Jul 07, 2021|

One of the best things about a Vivint smart home is the ability to customize it with specific devices that make the most sense for your home and lifestyle.

Smart lighting is one smart home feature that provides an added level of security, control, and convenience to your home—and is consistently praised by our customers.

Read on to find out why they love smart lighting and the difference it can make in your own home.

What is smart lighting?

Smart lighting integrates with your smart home system to automate your lighting and give you greater control over your lights. You can set your lights to turn on and off automatically based on specific parameters or control them via your Vivint app.

With smart lighting, you can do things like:

  • Set custom schedules so your lights automatically turn on or off at specific times.
  • Adjust your lighting from your phone.
  • Connect with your smart speaker for hands-free voice control.
  • Create room groups, like “bedroom lights” or “kitchen lights” and control them as a group or area.
  • Create mood lighting with dimming and different colors.
Vivint App displaying Smart Lighting Controls
Control your lighting right from your phone.

As part of a smart home system, you can also create actions that trigger your lights to turn on. For example, you can set your lights to turn on automatically when you unlock your front door’s smart lock or disarm your security system.

How smart lighting works

A smart lighting system integrates the lights within your home into one system that can be automated or managed and controlled via your Vivint app. Unlike traditional lighting systems, which operate independently from each other and require you to turn lights on and off via a switch, smart lighting is hands-free.

Vivint smart lighting uses Philips Hue bulbs. In addition to hands-free control, Philips Hue lights can also be dimmed, change from warm to cool for better ambiance, and come in various colors.

Philips Hue bulbs are also LED, so they’re long-lasting. On average, a Philips Hue bulb lasts at least 25,000 hours. Not only will you use less energy, but you won’t need to change light bulbs as often as you would with incandescent lights, helping you save money in the long run.

Smart lighting is also simple to set up or add to an existing system, as this customer relates:

I’ve had great service every time I’ve called for assistance. My last experience was when I added new smart lights to my system and I was walked through the process over the phone and was able to connect the lights without any problems.

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Smart Plug

Smart lighting isn’t limited to overhead lights, either. With the Smart Plug, you can turn your lamps into smart lighting and control them with your app or voice. The Smart Plug also works with custom lighting tools, integrating seamlessly with your Vivint system.

The Smart Plug is a module that plugs into any outlet and turns any small appliance—from lamps to curling irons to coffee makers—into a smart device that integrates with your Vivint system. By plugging your device or appliance into the Smart Plug and following a few simple steps to activate it with your Vivint system, your existing lamps become part of your smart lighting system.

Smart lighting benefits

Dark room with lamp turned off with Smart Lighting
Smart plugs make it easy to automate existing room lighting.

There are plenty of reasons to love smart lighting, and most of these can be narrowed down to enhanced security and added convenience.


When it comes to security, it’s no secret that burglars are opportunists. They want to get in and out of an unoccupied home as quickly as possible, and nothing screams “We’re not home!” like a dark house.

With smart lighting, you can automate different lights in your home to turn on at various times, helping make it look like you’re home—which is exactly what these customers do:

We love our new system. It is easy to understand and easy to use. Everything works exactly as the sales representative said it would. We recently were away from home for a few days. We were able to see if a package had arrived by viewing our front door camera and we were able to turn the lights on in our home at different times to give the appearance that our home was occupied. We like everything about it.

Bob & Connie, Trustpilot review


With smart lighting, turning your lights on and off is no longer limited to a light switch. The convenience of automating your lights or controlling them remotely is a benefit our customers mention time and again.

Awesome security system! I extremely recommend it for the safety of the family and your property. Easy to operate at the tips of my fingers with the app on my iPhone. I don’t even have to get up to open or close doors locks or turn the lights on or off. I like the fact that if someone push the doorbell I can speak and see the person without having to open the door. The most important thing is that I get a peaceful night's sleep.

Controlling your smart lighting

There are several different ways you can control your smart lights:

Vivint Smart Hub on a wall while a light illuminates a room in the background
Automate your smart lights with the Vivint Smart Hub.


By automating your lights, you can create schedules so your lights turn on and off automatically. That way, you never have to worry about coming home to a dark house.

We've had the Vivint system for over 6 years now. Vivint was one of the first companies in our area to offer the various products that we use like cameras, keypad lock, etc. We are very satisfied with Vivint's customer service who always help us when we need to trouble shoot issues. We love the fact that we can use our mobile app to arm, disarm and lock and unlock our home. Also, we have automatic lights set up so that you are not walking into a dark house. It's a very friendly system with an easy user interface.

Voice control

Your Vivint smart lighting can also be integrated with smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home for hands-free control—yet another feature our users like about smart lighting.

Love our system! The person who installed the system was so polite and really took his time to set it up right the first time. Customer service has been very helpful when it took us a couple of times to get the hang of our system and we accidentally set off our alarm. They called immediately and helped us out. We have our system coordinated with our Alexa to turn on lights and are excited to expand that to have it run other things in our house.

Vivint App control

Picture this: you’re comfortably settled in bed for the night, and you realize you left all the lights on downstairs. With the Vivint App, you need only reach for your phone to turn the lights off downstairs.

Remote control of your lighting via the Vivint App also means you can turn lights on or off when you’re away from home, too. So if you’re working late and don’t want to come home to a dark house, you can turn them on right from your phone.

What if you’re even farther away? Not a problem! This customer loves being able to control her entire home—including her lighting—as far away as China:

I have had not a worry now that I have Vivint. No matter where I have gone, I can access my camera and see my home, and yes, even when I was in China! I can turn on my lights from anywhere too. I actually had a real break-in and they were frightened away from the alarm. And yes i was able to catch them on camera! I know that my home is safe if I'm gone or if I'm at home. Such a wonderful feeling. Guaranteed that if I move Vivint is moving with me.

Enjoy a safer, smarter home with Vivint smart lighting

Our customers love their smart lighting systems, and you will too. Call 855.822.1220 to speak with our Smart Home Pros today for a free consultation.

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