People are introduced to smart lighting in many ways. Some start with plug-and-play smart bulbs that let them change the color from their phone. From there, they might decide they’d like to expand smart lighting across the house with a more sophisticated system.
Other folks may already own a smart home system like Control4, which they use for multi-room audio, video, or security. They might then incorporate smart lighting and shading, synced to the same system.
Whatever piqued your interest in lighting control, we’re happy you’re here. Brands like Lutron offer incredibly exciting lighting technology that lets homeowners transform their interior’s atmosphere. And beyond looks, it adds plenty of benefits to daily life.
As a Lutron dealer based in the Dallas, TX, area, we’ll share five advantages we’ve seen to switching to automated lighting. And to talk with a smart lighting professional, contact our team at Texadia Systems.
Are your lights currently set to the ideal color temperature? Most likely not. When we choose a light bulb at the store, we’re stuck with whatever brightness or color temperature it says on the box. That means oftentimes, during the day, our lights look too warm, and at night, lights appear harsh and bright.
But with an intelligent Lutron lighting system, your home’s LED lighting fixtures can automatically adjust throughout the day. You’ll start with bright, blue-white lights in the morning to energize your mind and help you feel more alert. By evening, lights gradually warm to a golden tint to prepare your eyes for sleep and relax your mind.
Beyond white lights, you can also select any color of the rainbow with pinpoint precision on the Lutron app. Slide your finger on the color wheel and choose the color, from light to dark shades. Then, save your lighting settings to a custom scene to relive anytime.
Imagine turning off all the lights across the house with one press of a button. Lutron’s custom wall keypads let you personalize how you control your lights. Press “Away” and everything turns off, or press “Morning” to start the day with your favorite settings.
One-tap control is available on your smartphone and tablet too. Already in bed and left the hallway light on? Reach for your phone or tap the wall keypad by your bed, and they’re off!
Want landscape lights and first-floor lights to be on when you return from work? After 11 p.m., are there some outdoor lights you won’t need on? You can automate your lights to an hourly schedule from the system app, telling your lights not only when to activate and deactivate, but how to look, too.
Lighting accounts for 15 percent of home electricity use. What if you could save more of that energy? By automating when lights turn on and off, you’ll never accidentally illuminate indoor or outdoor spaces that don’t need it. You can remotely turn lights off from your Lutron or Control4 system, too, if you ever accidentally leave lights on.
When you own an automation system like Control4, lighting is just the beginning. You can integrate your Lutron lights into the Control4 home system, so you can control lights, motorized shades, audio, video, security devices, and even HVAC and pool controls from the same system. Control4 takes your lighting possibilities to an entirely new level.
Are you curious about smart lighting for your Dallas-Fort Worth home? Contact Texadia Systems, a Lutron dealer, for a free consultation today.