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A Lighting Control System Changes the Way Your Home Looks and Feels

Lighting moves and inspires us. It illuminates the task at hand, and it can leave us feeling energized. With a lighting control system, you can have the power of light at your fingertips! Adjust the brightness of a room with a beautifully customized wall keypad that matches your décor, or say, “Hey Google, turn on the living room” to turn all of the lamps on in your main living area. 

Light also has a way of transforming things in our daily life. Take your artwork and photography collection, for example. In a dim room, the colors simply don’t pop, and in a too-bright room, the colors look harsh, or worse, there’s a glare! It's essential to work with a lighting design specialist like Show & Tell AV Solutions to avoid this unfortunate scenario. Keep reading to learn how you can elevate your daily lifestyle and show off your personal style with color-tunable lighting.

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Live Your Life in Color with Smart and Controllable RGB Lighting

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Learn 3 of our ideas for using color-changing lights to infuse your days with fun

Enough articles about how lighting control is “convenient” and “energy-efficient” and “practical” — let’s talk about how much FUN lighting control can be. One of our favorite smart trends is using RGB lighting to bring a splash of color and unique customization to homes of all shapes and sizes. RGB LEDs combine red, blue, and green in one module to create and generate over 16 million hues of light. 

When you integrate RGB lights into a home lighting control system, you suddenly have an entire color palette at your fingertips. With the press of a button on your smartphone, you can send vibrant colors to bathe every room in your home. Sound fun? Read on below to learn three ways to use color-changing lights to brighten up your day-to-day at home!

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4 Ways to Transform Your Home with Ketra Tunable Lighting by Lutron

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In our last blog, we introduced Lutron, the pioneer of lighting control systems. Now part of the Lutron portfolio is Ketra, a leader in tunable LED solutions that bring lighting personalization to the home. Below, learn how to transform your home with Ketra tunable LEDs + Lutron lighting control.

1. Blur the Boundaries Between Indoors and Outdoors

Enjoy the perfect light at any time with dynamic LEDs that simulate daylight. Remember the evolving hues and intensity of the sun that we described earlier? Ketra tunable light fixtures can bring that same experience into the home by mimicking the color temperature and brightness of natural light from morning to night. You’ll feel more connected to nature, more focused during the day, and more relaxed at night—even if you forget to step outside into the natural light of Bountiful, UT at all.

2. Set the Scene for Cocktail Hour

When you envision an evening at your favorite cocktail bar, what does the lighting look like? It’s probably low and warm to help create a comfortable and intimate atmosphere. With Ketra lighting at home, you can recreate the same ambiance with ease. Keep kitchen and dining room lights bright and at a warm-white temperature as you prepare for cocktail hour. Then as guests arrive, dim and warm your lights to set the mood for a cozy evening with friends.

3. Become a Master Entertainer with Striking Colors

Ketra gifts you with a full spectrum of whites and colors from a single light source—17 million shades, to be exact. When it comes to experimenting with light colors, the sky is the limit! Create personalized color palettes for holiday gatherings, game-watching events, weekend parties, and other occasions. Find your favorite shades in a sea of saturated colors and pastels, which never degrade over time, thanks to Ketra’s Color Lock technology.

4. Dial in the Perfect Light with Speed and Precision

Ketra paired with a Lutron HomeWorks control system puts even more power and personalization at your fingertips. Create custom light scenes for entertaining, working, dining, and more, and activate them instantly from a customized wall keypad. When you want to tweak the color or intensity of one or several light fixtures, you can quickly make adjustments using the Lutron Connect app.

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Lutron: Get to Know the World Leader in Home Lighting Control

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Illuminate Every Space Just Right

Lutron offers light products for any space or budget—from single-room apartments to palatial estates. Start small in a few rooms or incorporate smart lighting control everywhere in the home. Wired and wireless dimmers, switches, and custom-configurable keypads replace your standard light switches to make managing your lighting in one, multiple, or all rooms as easy as pressing a button.

Lutron systems grow with you, too. If you begin by adding smart lighting capability to the kitchen and bedrooms but decide to expand to the home theater and patio later, you can! Lutron control systems can support one to 10,000 integrated devices, depending on the system that’s right for you.

Lutron lighting isn’t just smart; it’s beautiful and nourishing. Experience tunable LED lighting that shifts color temperature and intensity throughout the day to bring the benefits of natural light inside your Park City, UT home. Play with a near-infinite palette of light colors to set the mood and elevate your home décor.

SEE ALSO: These Smart Lighting Innovations Can Transform Your Home

Dress Your Interiors with Elegant Shades and Controls

At the touch of a button or through personalized schedules, Lutron motorized window treatments quietly and uniformly fill your home with energizing sunlight by day, then promptly give you privacy when you need it. Choose from various styles and fabrics to coordinate with your unique interior design.

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Set the Lighting Scene for Any Occasion with Control4

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Using Smart Lighting to Enhance Every Activity at Home

This post is the final chapter of this month’s blog series on lighting control and automation. So far, we’ve covered system choices in automated lighting and the many versatile (and fun) ways to control your lights. In this post, we’ll take lighting automation to the next level – how to customize your lighting to enhance just about everything you do at home.  

A good lighting control system is much more than turning lights on and off with a smartphone or voice control. While all that's convenient, it's when your lights can set just the right scene for what you want to do that you start leveraging the power of home lighting automation. And beyond the light, it’s how your lighting works with the rest of your smart home to keep you comfortable and safe.

Ready to learn more? Let Show & Tell AV, your local Control4 dealer and home technology expert in Salt Lake City, be your guide to the benefits of smart lighting control. 

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4 Convenient Ways to Control Your Smart Lighting System

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Control4 and Lutron Offer Easy, Versatile Approaches for Commanding Your Lights

In our last blog, we introduced the benefits of smart lighting control and discussed the different types of lighting system designs that our teaminstalls for homes of all ages and sizes in the Salt Lake City area. In this blog, we’re diving into the fun stuff: controlling your lights! 

Lighting control systems from leading manufacturers like Control4 and Lutron are truly designed with you in mind. They offer various control options that fit different situations and preferences so that managing your home lighting is always convenient and intuitive. For example, a mobile app may be ideal when you’re in the backyard, while voice control may be best when you’re cooking dinner.

Keep reading to learn four convenient ways you can control your Control4 or Lutron lighting system.

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Getting Started with Home Lighting Control and Automation

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Let Us Help You Design the Right Lighting System for Your Needs

Without surprise, lighting control is one of the first solutions many homeowners invest in when outfitting their property with smart technology. Smart lighting systems offer convenient and intuitive control of all your lights through personalized keypads, a mobile app, and even voice control. In return, you receive improved home security, reduced energy usage, and more time in your day.

Our team installs entirely modular lighting control systems that are perfect for homes old, new, big, and small. Whether you want to start in a few rooms and expand later or invest in a large-scale lighting control installation for a new build, you’ll receive a premium lighting control experience with our help.

If you’re considering home lighting automation, read below to learn about the different types of lighting system designs that we offer and which may be the right method for your needs and budget.

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3 Trends in Home Technology to Watch This Year

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These Picks Are Expected to Gain Serious Traction in 2021

With trends in home automation and control always on the move, we like to start the beginning of each year with educated predictions of what we believe will take the spotlight over the next 12 months. The pandemic undoubtedly shaped the wants and needs of smart homeowners in 2020, and we don’t expect those opportunities to shift course very much as we enter 2021.

With that said, we believe this year’s home technology trends may already be here. These categories sat on the fringes in 2020, and we expect them to continue their momentum in the coming months to accommodate the wants and needs of homeowners who are figuring out new ways of living well amid the effects of an unprecedented pandemic. Learn about these fast-growing trends below.

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How to Find the Perfect Motorized Shades for Your Home

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The Answers to These Common Questions Will Help You Find the Ideal Solution

You may have heard us boast before on this blog about the many benefits that motorized shades can bring to your home in Salt Lake City, UT, or the surrounding areas. Outside of their well-known stylistic benefits, motorized shades regulate your home's temperature, keep pets and small children safe, and protect your furnishings from sun damage.

While this versatility makes motorized shades stand out, it can also be challenging to understand what features and options are the best fit for your unique needs. How can you figure out if you're using the right fabric, color or even control option? Below we highlight a handful of questions we usually ask our clients when designing a tailored solution for them. 

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Elevate Your Home’s Appeal with Outdoor Lighting

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Shine a Light on Your Home’s Best Features

We’ve written on these pages before on the effect of light on us. It can energize and relax us, and the right light is necessary to do most of our tasks well. But we'd like to turn to a different side of lighting now, the aesthetic one. Much like in photography, you intuitively know that the right light is essential to get the best image. In the same way, the right light can make a huge difference in the outside appeal of your home.

If you’re not making use of landscape and outdoor lighting for your Salt Lake City, UT home, you miss out on an excellent opportunity to add beauty and appeal to your outdoor spaces without a considerable investment. Ready to see how? Keep reading.

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Can Automated Home Lighting Improve Your Wellbeing?

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How Managing Light Improves Mood and Energy

We may not realize it, but light – and the absence of it – affects us in many ways. Instinctively, we may feel far more energetic on a bright sunny day than a rainy, dreary one. In fact, your mood and energy might swing dramatically when the sun comes out after an extensive cloudy period.

Fortunately, the Park City area and the Utah Wasatch Front are known for getting their fair share of sun and light. Yet there are still times in the mountains when daylight hours are short and days may be relatively dark. The good news is technology has solutions to keep your energy up no matter the weather or light.

In this blog, we’ll mention how two incredibly convenient smart solutions – home lighting automation and motorized shades – can help you make the most of natural and artificial light all day long.

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3 Reasons You’ll Want Tunable Lighting for Your Home

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What to Know About the Latest Trend in Home Lighting Control

You may have heard about smart lighting and lighting control systems. You might think it is a non-essential luxury. Perhaps it’s not a must-have feature, but when you look at the benefits of smart lighting, they make absolute sense. Think about it this way – your home has a dishwasher, right? It is not an absolute necessity, but you might be hard-pressed to think about giving it up and washing all your dishes manually.

Lighting control has incredible benefits in convenience, efficiency, and aesthetics. But with advances in the latest types of LED lighting, there’s another unexpected one – wellness. A new trend in home design and technology is Biophilic design. Biophilia, according to Webster’s dictionary, means “a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life and nature.” Applied to light, it means employing new technology to make artificial light more natural, allowing us to bring a little more of nature indoors.

You might ask at this point: Don't we get plenty of natural sunlight in Bountiful and all over Utah? Perhaps, but in our modern lives, we spend a considerable part of our lives indoors. And with LED tunable lighting technology, we can make the indoors feel a bit more natural.

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5 Reasons That You Need Home Lighting Automation

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Illuminate your Bountiful, Utah, home with automation and lighting control!

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.

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Why A Control4 Installation Is The Best Choice For Your Project

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Control4 offers a variety of features to enhance your smart home

Transitioning to a smart home can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider in a smart home installation. What technology should you include in your Park City, UT home? What would be the best way to control it all?

The one thing that shouldn’t be complicated is choosing your automation partner. Go with a Control4 installation for your project for the greatest reliability and customization. Learn what makes Control4 one of the world's leading home automation brands.

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