When people first become interested in smart home technology, what do you think is the one feature that really piques their interest?
It’s often not those flashy wireless speakers or smart TVs with millions of apps. It’s the technology you use most on a day-to-day basis: lights!
Lighting control systems are driving the smart home industry. Why is this smart feature so popular? Because it offers endless benefits ranging from convenience to security.
Are you tired of using wall switches for all your lighting needs? Instead of having to walk across the room to adjust lights, why not take advantage of voice control or mobile apps, so you don’t have to get off the couch?
Don’t worry about having to remember what each switch corresponds to on the wall. Upgrade to slick, custom-labeled keypads that let you adjust multiple lights simultaneously.
Over time we’ve found security is one of the primary reasons clients want to upgrade their home lighting control.
There are a variety of ways that automated lighting can help protect your home.
At night, landscape lighting automatically turns on to eliminate dangerous unlit areas and reduce tripping hazards. This is especially important in the winter when you’re looking to avoid slippery ice patches.
Whether you’re leaving for work or an extended vacation, you can take advantage of “Away” settings. These settings automatically turn lights on and off throughout the day to simulate activity. This will deter thieves from targeting your home.
If you’re home at the time of a break-in, you can also take advantage of a “Panic” setting. Lights both inside and out will begin flashing to let intruders known they’ve been spotted and to make it easier for police to find your property.
Since you can control multiple fixtures through one button, you can reduce the amount of clutter on the wall by replacing switches with elegant keypads.
An added perk of smart lighting control is that you can move beyond on-off limitations. With the right tools, lighting can become an integral part of your interior design.
Take advantage of diming capabilities and color temperature to highlight specific architectural features or a new work of art you just purchased.
By going beyond on-off capabilities, you can also significantly reduce your monthly energy bills. For most activities, you don’t need lights to be at 100 percent intensity.
Find the ideal settings for each room or specific activities and save them into your system. You’ll then be able to pull it up at the press of a button on your smartphone, keypad or tablet.
Lighting control also helps you regulate the amount of sunlight in your home. At times when natural light is available, you can have lights automatically dim or turn off, so you’re not using energy when it’s not needed.
A simple upgrade to your home lighting control can completely transform your lifestyle. To find out which lighting features would be ideal for your family in the Los Angeles, CA area, don’t hesitate to reach out.