Lighting technology has come a long way since Lutron entered the market by perfecting the first home dimmer switch in 1959, and innovative companies like Lutron and Control4 have been improving luxury homes ever since with lighting control. Residential customers have reported benefits like mood improvements, better sleep, more energy, and more, incrementally boosting lighting control’s popularity over the last few decades.
Home lighting automation offers a variety of practical benefits that you will use every day, and the best part is that you can benefit from every one of them just by living in your Utah home! Learn why home lighting automation will be a benefit to your health, productivity, convenience and more by reading below.
The most apparent benefit to home lighting automation is convenience, but that’s only scratching the surface of what it can do. Easily control your lighting control system with your mobile devices without having to leave your couch. You can use your lights to set scenes that happen depending on the time of day, and most systems have wall-mounted control panels that are easy to use. You can adjust the lighting of your entire home in just seconds.
Did you know that lighting accounts for more than 20% of the average homeowner’s electric bill? Save energy by dimming your lights with lighting control.
Also, much of your energy drain occurs when you leave home before powering down the lights. How can you mitigate this common issue? Turn off all your lights by pulling up a smartphone app from anywhere, and never worry about forgetting to turn off lights again. Program lights to turn off at certain times of the day or when motion isn't detected. Dimming capabilities and remote lighting control also allow your lighting equipment to last longer because it won’t be worn down as much.
Hidden wall panels give you complete control of your lighting without being clunky or standing out. You can even minimize wall panels and use a remote or mobile device (or voice control!) to control your lighting; that way, light switches don't detract from your carefully decorated home.
Have you ever gone on vacation and worried that your home was vulnerable? Good news: Home lighting automation makes your home more secure. Vacation scenes, which industry experts often call “mockupancies,” allow for lights to turn on and off to make it appear like you are home when you are out of town. Complex lighting scene configurations strategically turn certain lights off and on to mimic your usual activity.
Also, indoor lighting sensors can turn the lights on when you get up to go to the bathroom at night so that you can reduce the risk of falling. Lights can also integrate with your home’s security system to illuminate a pathway to an exit in case of an emergency, and exterior lights can be turned on by motion sensors whenever somebody walks by or flash to ward off criminals.
Lighting control allows you to vary the intensity and color tone of light using dimmers and customized scenes for anything from bedtime to parties to movie night. We can also set up your lighting controls to automatically adjust according to the time of the day, mimicking the sun’s cycle.
Are you interested in customizing your home with lighting automation? Call us at (801) 444-3200 or fill out this online form to experience these benefits today! We look forward to speaking with you soon.