I have been looking into an automated lighting system; I have a few switches inside of my apartment that control the outdoor lights, however there are lights on the front & back of the house.
There is a light pole in the middle of my driveway.
I also have a porch light, and when I come back from work or out with friends, I hate staggering around in the dark. If I forget to turn on the switch, after that we am greeted by a dark house. I then have to figure out which switch goes to what. With an automated lighting system, all my issues would be over. I would be able to set a timed program on when the lights come on. I would like them to be on from 7pm to 11pm. I also would like the back of the apartment lit up in the middle of the night & to turn off when the sun rises. For security purposes automated lighting control would be a game changer. I am looking more at it for convenience. I also could eliminate that immense wall of switches if the lights were all a part of a apartment automation program. I could just get a smart pad inside of my apartment & if I need to make swings, do it through that, however home automation is going to be the name of the future, but right now I am starting small with a lighting control installation, and someday I might upgrade to a security system or an integrated Heating & A/C unit.