Do you ever notice that when you go to your favorite hotel or restaurant, the lighting sets a mood? As a matter of fact, most of the lights in the entire establishment work together to make you “feel” better about being there. Lights don’t just SNAP on and SNAP off; rather, they ramp smoothly to your desired setting.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to press one button and have your entire home lights turn off at night; or, better yet, go to an entertainment mode, with each area of your home programmed to respond as you would like it.
How about if all your exterior lights in your home turned on at sunset and off at dawn, automatically? What if they also did this if your alarm was tripped, allowing the authorities to easily find your home?
Automated lighting systems provide this and much more. Read on…
Lighting control systems are employed to maximize the energy savings, satisfy building codes, or comply with green building or energy conservation programs. Lighting control systems are sometimes referred to as “smart lighting” or “whole home lighting.”
Automated lighting control systems typically provide the ability to automatically adjust a lighting device’s output based on:
- Chronological time (time of day)
- Astronomical time (sunrise / sunset)
- Occupancy using sensors (which might be the motion detectors your security system is already using in your home)
- Alarm conditions
- Program logic (combination of events)
The major advantage of a lighting control system over stand-alone lighting controls or conventional switches is the ability to control individual lights or groups of lights from a single user interface device.
The ability to control multiple light sources from a user device allows complex lighting scenes to be created. A room may have multiple scenes pre-set, each one created for different activities in the room.
A major benefit of lighting control systems is reduced energy consumption. Longer lamp life is also gained when dimming and switching off lights when not in use. Wireless lighting control systems provide additional benefits including reduced installation costs and increased flexibility over where switches and sensors may be placed.
Automated lighting systems reduce the amount of “wall acne” in your home. Instead of a bank of switches, you can have one, elegant keypad that will control all the lights the switch bank can, and more!
Moreover, how long does it take for you to figure out which switch does what? Automated switches can all be engraved so you know exactly what light, groups of light, or scene, each button controls!
With so many options and configurations out there, not to mention the technologies, lighting systems can get complicated FAST!
That’s why we are here to help. We can design a lighting system to fit your needs and your budget, and it will be as easy to use as flipping a switch. Actually, it will be easier, and it will make your house a warm and inviting home.
Let us Simplify Your Life Through Technology with an automated lighting systems.
Providing automated lighting in the Lake Norman, Cornelius, and Huntersville areas.