What to Know about Lighting Control
You might have considered bringing smart lighting control to your Menlo Park, CA living space, but you haven’t gleaned all the benefits and features that this solution has to offer. If you’re wanting the complete rundown of this technology, not to worry – we’ve got what you need.
In this blog, we’ve put together a FAQ that dives into the top questions and interests homeowners have regarding an intelligent lighting system. Want to find out more about top-notch lighting control? Just keep reading below for more.
Why Choose Smart Lighting?
Lighting control has a variety of benefits. You can press just one single button, and you have control over every lighting fixture and feature in your home and across your property. Turn on your kitchen lights to illuminate the space you cook in, dim your dining room lights to create ambiance over dinner, and have your landscape lighting turn on at sunset.
Turn off multiple lights at once or just one fixture at a time – smart lighting makes it a breeze to manage your system.
How Easy is it to Control?
With a smart device of your choice, whether it’s your smartphone, tablet, or wall keypad, takes only one button-press to control any set of lights in your home. But you can make operating your lights even easier, with scheduling and setting “scenes.”
Schedule your lights to turn on at set hours or certain times of the day. Installed photosensors can also tell when the sun is rising and setting, alerting your lights to turn on or off according to how much light is needed.
You can create “scenes” that can set up a room or area for any situation or occasion. A “dinner time” scene can lower your motorized shades and dim your lighting – this adds privacy to a meal and encourages your family and guests to talk. A “movie night” scene can turn off your home theater or media room’s lights completely, lower your blackout shades, and raise your smart thermostat up to a warm and relaxing temperature.
Are There Various Fixtures to Choose From?
Lutron lighting offers endless choices when it comes to your fixtures and features. You can pick elegant dangling fixtures and chandeliers, or practical wall sconces, track lights, and under-cabinet lighting strips. Spotlights can highlight your favorite valuables and artwork, giving you the option to turn them on and off as you please.
Outdoor lighting has just as many options, with pathway and ground lighting near your patio and foliage and all throughout your backyard. These different fixtures all help you illuminate any area of your living space without disrupting your home’s unique design.
How Energy-Efficient is This Solution?
Smart lighting control helps you better manage your home’s eco-friendliness. With motion sensors in place in your home, your lights can know to turn off after a designated amount of time once the last person has left a room. This keeps your lights from staying on in an empty room and wasting energy.
You can also turn off your entire system before you go to bed with just a press of a button. This way, you won’t forget any singular fixtures, and they won’t get left on all night – saving energy and bulb replacements.
Want to learn more about smart lighting control and what this solution can do for you and your home? Feel free to give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you!