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How Does Smart Lighting Control Enhance Well-Being?

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A More Comfortable Way to Illuminate Home 

Imagine waking in the morning, and rather than struggling to wake up in your stuffy, dim bedroom, your window shades automatically raise to let in the bright morning sun. You don’t even have to press a button—they’re scheduled to follow your routine. 

Later in the day, as you work in the home office and the sun starts to lower, all the right lights brighten to a comfortable glow. Your home’s lights shift to a cozy, golden hue in the evening, helping you wind down and prepare for sleep again. 

With a smart lighting control system, you’re never stuck with just one shade of white light. And it’s not just about aesthetics—lighting control also enhances your overall well-being and mood throughout the day. How? Let’s find out. 

Ready for a lighting control installation in Dallas, TX? Contact Texadia Systems to get started.  

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Home Automation Systems in 2024: Current & Future Trends

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Your First Look at Future Smart Home Trends 

Whether you already own a home automation system or are brand new to smart living, if you’re reading this, you’re likely curious about where it’s all heading. 

Some people are excited about future automation possibilities. Others are skeptical or uncertain. But what we do know is, more than ever, home automation will blend seamlessly into our everyday routines, letting us focus more on the things that really matter. 

In this article, we’ll explore the key components of modern automation systems and exciting future trends coming soon. 

Ready to bring home automation to your Dallas-Fort Worth home? Contact Texadia Systems to get started. 

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Why You Should Consult an Integrator About Your Lighting

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Bright Ideas for Home Lighting Design 

Have you ever visited an upscale restaurant, hotel, or resort and been in awe of your surroundings? The atmosphere felt both thrilling and comforting, like somewhere you’d love to spend all night. 

We’re willing to bet what made those environments so compelling had a lot to do with their lighting. Places like that don’t just install any old lightbulbs into lamps or recessed fixtures. They hire professional integrators to create a unique lighting design for their space. 

And you can do the same for your Southlake, TX, home! Here’s why partnering with an integrator is the smartest thing you can do for your home’s lighting design. Ready to learn more? Contact Texadia Systems here. 

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Enhancing Comfort & Efficiency with Smart LED Lighting Controls

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Why A Home Lighting Control System Is Worth the Upgrade 

Lightbulbs have largely functioned the same way for nearly one hundred and fifty years—ever since Thomas Edison first invented them. Sure, colored light bulbs emerged, followed by fluorescents and spiral CFLs that use less energy. Still, all lightbulbs worked the same as always—you screwed them in, turned on a light, and that was that.  

That is, until the LED light. With LED lighting, suddenly you can remotely control the appearance and atmosphere of your home like a magic spell. LED lights can be intelligently controlled to adjust their brightness and color and can even be managed in groups or as a whole system. 

Upgrading your home with an LED lighting control system has proven to enhance both comfort and efficiency in many ways. Read on to find out how. 

Interested in smart LED lighting solutions? Contact Texadia Systems for an installation in the Frisco, TX, area. 

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Lutron LED Lighting System?

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Signs Your Lighting Control System Is Outdated 

Lighting control technology is only ever getting better, with new solutions becoming available every year (like Lutron’s new Smart Tape Light). If your Dallas home is equipped with a years or decades-old Lutron lighting system, is it time for an upgrade? 

An outdated lighting system means missing out on incredible color-tunable and automation possibilities. Whether you have a system by Lutron or another manufacturer, here are signs you’d benefit from a new, upgraded LED lighting system

And if you know you’re ready for an upgrade? Contact Texadia Systems in Dallas to get started! 

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How to Get the Best Lighting in Your New Home Build

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Partner with a Lighting Designer Early in the Process 

It takes a team to build or renovate a home—the developer, architect, builder, construction manager, trade contractors, and more. And if you want your house to shine with eye-catching, luxurious lighting, it’s wise to include a lighting designer in your project. 

However, homeowners shouldn’t wait until their house is already built to consider lighting design. Loop in a lighting designer as early as possible so they can plan for lighting solutions with the architect, builder, and more. 

Texadia Systems is an integrator that offers lighting design solutions to homeowners in the Highland Park, TX, area. We partner with Light Can Help You lighting designers to provide professional design and integration services. 

Here’s what you can expect from lighting design and why it’s crucial to act fast. Ready to get started? Contact Texadia Systems here. 

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UNIQUE MOTORIZED SHADING OPTIONS FOR ANY ROOM OR WINDOW

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FIND THE RIGHT MOTORIZED SHADES FOR YOUR HOME 

Motorized window shades should not be one-size-fits-all. Like installing new cabinets or choosing a wall color, you want a shading solution that fits your unique needs. 

If you’re looking for something specific for your window shades, Lutron likely has a solution. Lutrons’ motorized shades aren’t limited to standard roller or Roman shades and can fit any sized window in any location. 

In this blog post, we dive into three unique motorized shades from Lutron. Ready to learn more? Contact Texadia Systems in Dallas, TX. 

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HOW TO GET LUXURY LIGHTING IN YOUR TEXAS HOME

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LIGHTING DESIGN THAT SCREAMS ‘LUXURY’ 

Why is it that some home interiors look rather average while others inspire desire and excitement? What is it about some homes that look so luxurious? 

Often it's the lighting. Carefully designed lighting can work wonders in any space, transforming it into a luxury home. If you want your Highland, TX, home to exude charm, coziness, or opulence, here are five ways a professional lighting design achieves just that. 

And if you’re ready to speak to a lighting designer? Contact our team at Texadia Systems here.  

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Complete Your Lighting Design With Lutron Switches & Keypads

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CUSTOMIZABLE BUTTONS TO COMPLEMENT YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN

Lutron is known for its incredible smart lighting fixtures and lighting control systems that transform the atmosphere of any room. But Lutron manufactures more than just lights and control systems. It also offers a variety of stylish wall keypads and switches that let you activate custom buttons like “Morning” and “Night” or dim the lights to a precise three percent brightness. 

No lighting control system is complete without updating to Lutron light switches. So what are your options? In this blog, we share what’s possible for your Southlake, TX, home and why you’ll want to say goodbye to plain old on/off switches. To learn more, contact Texadia Systems today. 

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The Latest & Greatest of Lutron Motorized Shades

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SEE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN MISSING  

We’ve been shading our windows much the same way for hundreds of years. Pulling on chords, tugging on fabric—it’s time-consuming if you need to do it multiple times a day. And in large homes with hard-to-reach windows, you may just leave the shades open. 

That is, until motorized shades. Motorized shades aren’t a brand-new concept, but Lutron has refined the technology to perform seamlessly across the house through automated schedules and smart commands. And Lutron is committed to its motorized shading business— it’s recently broken ground on a new 145,000-square-foot shading factory in Virginia. 

If you still use manual shades and blinds in your Westlake, TX home, see what you’ve been missing below. And if you’re curious about installing Lutron shades, contact Texadia Systems here. 

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DIY Lighting Design vs. Hiring a Professional

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WHICH ROUTE SHOULD YOU TAKE? 

If you’re interested in a new lighting design for your home, you have two options: taking the do-it-yourself (DIY) route or hiring a professional lighting designer. While DIY may seem appealing due to lower costs, there is a trade-off. 

In this blog, we'll compare the pros and cons of each approach, highlighting the limitations of DIY lighting design and the benefits of working with a professional. Looking for lighting design services in the Southlake, TX, area? Contact Texadia Systems here! 

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Our Partnership With 'Light Can Help You' for Lighting Design

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HOW OUR COLLABORATION CREATES INCREDIBLE SYSTEMS

We’re a technology integrator, which means we implement business technology systems, including audio, video, security, and lighting. Lighting is a major part of what we do, and we help businesses remotely control and automate their lighting with customizable LED fixtures. 

But we aren’t architects or property builders. We partner with these professionals to bring technology solutions to life in new businesses and homes. In a similar way, we collaborate with lighting designers to supply the technical and electrical side of wonderful lighting design

We partner with designers at Light Can Help You to fulfill breathtaking lighting designs through smart technology and custom programming. Here’s how we work with lighting designers to complete commercial lighting projects in the Dallas, TX, area. 

Ready to upgrade your business’s lighting? Contact Texadia Systems to learn more. 

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How & Why You Should Retrofit Your Current Lighting

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Create an Atmosphere You’d Love to Call Home 

In 2021, a study by Redfin found that most homeowners are living in their houses for an average of 13.2 years—up from 10.1 years in 2012. As more people stay put, they’re looking for ways to invest and improve their homes. If you’re also considering a renovation, is lighting in your plans? 

A great lighting design has the power to transform your home experience. When applied correctly, lighting can create an illusion of space and depth. And with a centralized lighting control system, it’s easier than ever to customize and adjust lighting settings. 

Here’s how upgrading your home’s lighting can benefit your Southlake, TX, home. And to learn more about lighting control and design, contact Texadia Systems here

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Comparing Low-End vs. High-End LED Smart Lighting

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How Good Can Smart Lighting Be?

For anyone that loves new technology or has a passion for interior design, smart lighting control is an exciting new addition to any home. While smart lighting has been eagerly buzzed about in recent years, there’s a wide range of LED lighting products available to choose from. 

At the lower end, you’ll find DIY smart bulbs like the Philips Hue models that can be screwed into lamp fixtures and connected to your phone over Wi-Fi. But smart lighting can get much more sophisticated than this, with high-end Ketra lighting fixtures and Lutron systems that offer whole-home control. 

If you’re interested in lighting control, you have some options. Are you fine with lower-grade LED solutions or ready for luxury systems like Ketra? We compare both below to help you find the best option. 

Looking for whole-home lighting control in the University Park, TX, area? Contact Texadia Systems to get started! 

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Lighting Design with DMF’s Small-Aperture Fixtures

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DMF’s LED Lighting Fixtures Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All

We’ve written on this blog about how the key to great lighting design is in layers. Ideally, a room shouldn’t be illuminated only by a few overhead lights. Mixing ambient, accent, and task lighting layers will bring depth and emotion to the room with the freedom to add or remove lights for life’s different activities. 

When we need to source LED lighting fixtures for a lighting design project, time and time again, we look to DMF Lighting. DMF engineers and manufactures high-end LED light fixtures with modular housings for its range of lighting products. DMF’s warm-dim and color-tunable technology make it the perfect choice for smart lighting control systems.

Last year, DMF unveiled its new small aperture downlight, a revolutionary product for the lighting industry. Here’s what small aperture lighting means and why it can do wonders for your Dallas, TX, home.

Are you interested in a new home lighting design? Contact Texadia Systems here to get started! 

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Live in Luxury by Automating Your Home

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Create Your Own Luxury Retreat with Automation

Are you new to smart home automation? It’s much more sophisticated than a single smart bulb or voice-activated speaker. When you own a smart home system like Control4, the controller works like the brain of your house, connecting all your technologies, from smart window shades to security cameras. 

And with a smart home system, you can experience more than safety and convenience—you can create a place of ultimate luxury, like a wellness retreat or five-star luxury hotel. 

If you’d like to make the most of your new or existing home, see how home automation brings comfort and magnificence to your Southlake, TX-area house. 

Curious to learn more about home automation in the Dallas area? Contact Texadia Systems, a smart home installer. 

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5 Ways LED Lighting Fixtures Save Energy

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Feel Good About an Efficient Lighting Upgrade 

LED lighting fixtures from brands like DMF Lighting and Ketra offer incredible color customization and smart control features. But beyond color tuning and automation, LED fixtures can also help your Fort Worth, TX, household save energy every day. 

What makes LED lights the “green” choice for your home? Are they really better than incandescent and CFL bulbs? Find out below. 

If you’d like to learn more about smart home technology and automated lighting, contact Texadia Systems here.  

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Why We Should All Be Living with Tunable Circadian Lighting

Why We Should All Be Living with Tunable Circadian Lighting

Get an LED Lighting Design That Follows the Sun

The lightbulb’s invention changed everything. Suddenly, people could learn and work later in the day, spurring an industrial revolution. The light bulb reduced the number of house fires caused by candles, and people enjoyed more leisure time than ever. 

While we love the lightbulb, it does have its drawbacks. Humans weren’t technically meant to stay up all night, and if you’re using bright, cool-toned lights late in the day, you could be accidentally disrupting your circadian rhythm. 

But we’re in the midst of a new lighting revolution—the age of LED lighting design. With smart LED lighting systems, we can automate lights to complement and balance our internal clocks to live more healthily. 

Read on to see how tunable circadian lighting works and will benefit your University Park, TX home. Interested in a LED lighting design? Contact Texadia Systems to get started. 

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Inside Lighting Control: Beam Spread, Color Temperature & More

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How You Can Customize Your Smart Lighting System 

Have you used a smart bulb before? They’ve become increasingly popular in recent years and are even available at stores like The Home Depot and online on Amazon. While it’s fun to play with lighting colors from your phone, DIY smart bulbs aren’t a practical solution to illuminate your entire house. They often have trouble saving settings, don’t communicate with each other, and lack customization options. 

But there is an alternative. Sophisticated lighting control systems like Lutron and Control4 are built for whole-home control and are smart enough to group lights together and operate them on a schedule. 

The possibilities are nearly endless with high-end lighting systems that can be used to make your house look and feel more comfortable than ever. 

Here’s how you can control LED lights in your Southlake home with smart systems like Lutron and Control4. And to bring smart lighting to your Texas home, contact Texadia Systems here

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Beat the Winter Blues with Warm Dim Lighting Control

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Uplift Your Spirits in the Darkest Times of Years

As we enter into fall and winter, the days are getting shorter and the sun sets earlier in the day. If darker days give you the winter blues, there’s a way to bring warmth to your home and boost your mood: warm dim tunable lighting. 

What is warm dim lighting, you may ask? It’s a lighting control technology that automatically shifts your lightbulbs into a warm, golden hue as they dim. So while your lights shine bright with cool tones during the day, at night, they dim to a cozy warm glow.

Warm dim lighting isn’t just about aesthetics—it’s proven to enhance our well-being and help us live better, especially during winter. In this article, we’ll share how lighting control can benefit your Dallas, TX home from morning to night. And for more information, contact Texadia Systems here

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