Your Guide to Smart Lighting with a Control4 System
Once you’ve upgraded to lighting automation, it’s hard to go back to regular on/off light switches. Smart lighting with a system like Control4 gives you complete control of your home’s atmosphere, creating the ideal mood for every activity.
Custom settings like “Entertain” can adjust your lights to a comfortable glow for dinner parties with all the right fixtures turned on. “Bedtime” may tune the lights to a soft golden hue, and “Good Night” will turn the entire house off at once.
But how does lighting automation actually work? If you’re curious for your Bay Area home, we break down how we install Control4 smart lighting below.
What You’ll Need
The Control4 home controller is the central hub of your system. It’s where commands are deployed to your home technology, like the brains of the house. If you choose to expand beyond lighting, the controller can also automate home security, audio, video, voice control, and other connected devices.
Control4 keypads provide flexible configurations with customizable engraved buttons to create the perfect lighting settings. For example, a “Movie” button can dim the lights while leaving small track lights on, or press “Cooking” for all the right lights to activate in the kitchen.
Whether you’re on the go or on the couch, you don’t need to be near a wall keypad to adjust the lights. Control4’s sleek Neeo remote combines hard buttons with an HD touch screen, letting you access lighting, audio, streaming services, and security devices, all in a few taps. You can also use the Control4 app on your smartphone to control lights from any location.
Compatible LED Bulbs
Control4’s lighting systems are compatible with over 100 LED and CFL light bulbs from brands like Energy Saver, Philips, Bell, WAC Lighting, and more. You can’t automate incandescent or halogen bulbs, so we’ll need to replace your lighting fixtures with new smart lights. This can extend to landscape lighting, too, so you can customize and automate your outdoor lights.
Installation by a Control4 Integrator
A certified Control4 dealer like Hermary’s can acquire all the lighting equipment your house needs. We’ll wire the keypads to the central controller and create custom settings available on your phone, tablet, or remote. We’ll show you how to save your own preset scenes for scheduling or activating anytime.
Lighting Automation’s Possibilities
Once your house is assembled with lighting automation, you’re free to fine-tune the color and brightness of all your lights. Create custom scenes for your daily habits, and check on the lights remotely via the Control4 app. We can add motorized shades to your system, too, so you can automate them in tandem with intelligent LEDs.
If you’re ready to bring lighting automation to your Bay Area home, Hermary’s is here to help. Contact our team here to get started today.