Mark Halper from LEDs Magazine recently reported that LEDs in new homes being built in Washington D.C could be powered by voice control. Smart technology has been around for a while with sound-powered controls. For the homeowner that loves their smart technology, this will be another fun gadget that they can add to their home.

Here’s a few things that we predict will happen.

The rollout of voice operated systems such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri will spur the creation of more voice-activated products.

Voice recognition technology has been around for years, but has often been temperamental and has required a lot of configuration and patience. However, the technology has advanced incredibly with Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. The technology is being widely embraced and LED lights are poised to benefit from it.

This could be a game changer for LED lights like LEDified’s EVA, which is a multi-function light. Currently, it is powered by a remote control. But with the advancement of voice technology, the use of the remote control could be a thing of the past.

To even go a step further, the technology could be linked with voice commands in your phone. So any commands could be done remotely.

New technology will also create new security problems.

People that want to install this technology need to err on the side of caution. Many people that have chosen cheaper LED lights in the past have found that their quality is poor and that it costs them more in repair, maintenance and replacement costs over the long-term.

One of the problems that was highlighted by IT security expert Ken Munro was that a lot of the cheaper wireless devices that are powered with cheaper, non-secured devices can expose your web network to hackers who can then see your private information. For example, should they be able to tap into your network, they will be able to see banking passwords that are used to access accounts.

The technology is great for homeowners, but it will be more interesting to see what the uptake will be with property developers and whether or not homebuyers will embrace the technology. There are already trials occurring in Madrid in Spain and in Toronto in Canada, where the technology is one of the main selling points of the development.

Time will tell, but there are exciting times ahead. Does this technology appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below.