What Are the Benefits of a Lighting Control System?
A Smart Solution Can Make Your Home Safer and More Efficient
Imagine a typical day in your new custom home. What’s the first technology you interact with? What’s the one you use in every room? No, we’re not talking about your smartphone. We’re talking about your lights! They’re so omnipresent in your everyday life that it’s even easy to forget about them. But that doesn’t mean that the way you manage them can’t or shouldn’t be improved. In this blog we’ll discuss how a lighting control system can change how you interact with the lights in your San Antonio home.
It Makes Your Home More Efficient
Your lighting control system facilitates your everyday activities by centralizing control of your lights. With a smart lighting solution, you can manage all your fixtures from a touchpad, tablet or smartphone. There’s no need to walk from room to room to turn off lights. You can also create specific scenes for a hands-free approach. Have lights automatically turn on when it’s time to get up in the morning or when you return from work or come home after an evening event.
A lighting control system will also make your home in the Texas Hill Country more energy efficient. You never have to worry about lights being left on in unused rooms again. Pull up your smartphone to check if any lights were left on, then turn them off even if you’re not in the same room. Install occupancy sensors that turn lights on when you walk in and turn them off once you leave. You can also incorporate smart shading, so shades open and lights dim when natural light is available.
It Makes Your Home Safer
Smart control of your lights can also result in a safer home. This is especially true of your outdoor lighting. Landscape lighting can be scheduled to go on at sunset then turn off at dawn. This way there’s never dangerous unlit areas around your property. You can also install motion sensors to deter intruders. As lights turn on when they enter your backyard or driveway, they’ll know they’ve been spotted. It’ll also be easier to get clear surveillance footage if needed.
You should incorporate your lighting control into your smart home system for added protection. If your fire alarm goes off, all your lights turn on to make it easier to evacuate. Set up ‘away’ or ‘vacation’ scenes when you’ll be out of town for long periods of time. These scenes turn lights on and off at pre-set or random intervals to make it look like your home is inhabited and helps to prevent a robbery.
It Makes Your Home More Stylish
Smart lighting can also have a big impact on your home’s aesthetics. Centralized control helps you reduce the wall clutter in your home by replacing traditional wall switches with elegant keypads or eliminating them entirely through the use of touchpads or smart devices.
With intuitive control of your lights, it’s also easier to find the best lighting for all your home’s features. From your dedicated touchpad, you can play around with your options. Dim some fixtures while raising others to highlight certain pieces of art, architectural features, or landscaping.
Are you ready to explore the many ways that a lighting control system can transform your home? Contact Sterling Home Technologies to set up a consultation.