4 Rooms in Your Home That Will Benefit from Smart Lighting
My, how things have changed over the years! As technology has woven into most aspects of our lives, it’s made our day-to-day so much easier – even more luxurious. Today, we have smart TVs, smartphones, smartwatches, and even smart cars. By touching an icon or button, we have instant and comprehensive control over the technology that makes our lives so enjoyable. The same is true for smart homes. They add a level of luxury you haven’t experienced before.
Lighting automation is one of the most impressive smart technologies of our age. Not only does it give you complete control of the lights anywhere in your home without manually flipping a switch, but you can set “scenes” for each room, so your lights operate automatically. Keep reading to see how four rooms in your Bay Area home in California can benefit from lighting automation.
The Living Area & Bedroom
Imagine returning home from a day of work or running errands and turning on the lights without touching anything. Smart lights offer a smarter way to illuminate your home. If your Control4 or Savant smart home is integrated with a voice assistant, such as Alexa or Google Assistant, just say the word, and your lights turn on to their preprogrammed settings. It’s a particularly convenient way to brighten your home when you have your hands full and kids running around.
Then, as you relax in your living room or bedroom during the evening, your tunable lights automatically change from a blue-white color to a warmer hue to encourage the production of melatonin, a hormone the promotes sleep. In the morning, at a preset time, your smart lights slowly illuminate to help you ease into your day. Of course, you can program any lighting scene with the colors and brightness you want. Add motorized shades to your preset scene, and they’ll operate in sync with your home’s lighting.
The Dining Room
Sometimes dinner is just dinner, and other times, it’s a special occasion. A lighting automation system lets you set the right atmosphere for all the moments in your life. For instance, if you’re enjoying a romantic dinner, say the word or tap “Romantic Dinner” on your tablet or smartphone. Then, the smart lights dim and change to a color that inspires romance!
Why not add music into the mix with your whole-home audio system? If you’re preparing a family dinner night, touch a scene to add color for your time together. Also, properly positioned lights with modern fixtures create ambiance to your room, making the meal even more enjoyable.
The Home Theater
It’s time for the movies in your private cinema. But if your home theater has ordinary lights, your home entertainment experience could fall flat. Make your cinema space as impressive or even better than the movie theaters. By installing recessed and tunable lighting, LED strip lights, sconces, and fiberoptic lights, you transform your media and movie space into a home entertainment haven.
Best of all, when you program a “Movie Night” scene in your smart home tablet, you simply tap an icon or push a button on your smart home remote, and the lights adjust to your settings. Then, movie night becomes a magical experience that you, the whole family, or your friends enjoy.
Take lighting automation outside. As you spend private time on your porch or in the pool, celebrate good times with friends, or host large gatherings when the time is right, you can make your lights reflect the occasion. Every event can have a different lighting scene. Spotlights, pathway lights, patio lighting, and waterscape lights give your lawn and outdoor entertainment area real personality. In addition, with an outdoor TV and speaker system, you effectively extend your living area, creating a pleasurable space for entertaining and good times.
Change the atmosphere of all the rooms in your home with custom lighting scenes. Call Hermary’s today or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.