This is overwhelming at first, and you might be reluctant to allow a phone app complete control over your home's security functions. It's a good idea to start small. Super small. Lightbulb small.
Smart lights are a great way to start upgrading your home into a smart home. Most products allow you complete control over the color and intensity of your light fixtures, while more advanced products allow you to sync your lights up with your music or video.
Perhaps the most advanced smart lights available are from Nanoleaf, who manufacture highly customizable lighting panels, giving you creative freedom over your design. They can also sync up with your music. On the other hand, starter-level bulbs are great if you just want to dim or change colors. Just as an example, these bulbs can be installed in any compatible lamp or hanging light.
While it may not seem like a big deal at first, control over your lighting is a simple and cheap way to improve your health and comfort significantly. Ketra manufactures lights that can replicate the natural progression of the sun indoors, better for sleep patterns and keeping track of time.
So if you're looking to make your home a little more smart, look to the lights. It's a great first step into the world of smart home technology. Just by changing one lightbulb, you can change the way you live.