Four Innovative Ways to Use a Whole Home Lighting Control System
Smart Lighting Is More than Mere Convenience
Some people may think that smart home technology is just about convenience. Without question, convenience is a real benefit, but it's not the only one. Smart lighting is not just about giving you an app to dim and control your lights from wherever. It's about letting you have complete control over lighting to make your home more beautiful, energy-efficient, luxurious, and even healthier.
You might also think that intelligent lighting is a great feature to have for just one area in your home. Perhaps you want smart control for your main living area or your outside lights. But we say, why not go all the way? With a whole-home lighting control system, you can open up another world of possibilities for your Woodstock, GA home. Let's look at four ways you can leverage the power of intelligent lighting control.
The right lighting can make your home go from drab to fab. The best lighting for a space takes a layered approach, with the right balance of visibility and lighting to accentuate the unique aspects of your room, be they furnishing, art, walls, or any other element. The easiest way to achieve that is with a lighting control system that lets you press a button and get that look instantly. Your home is not a single-purpose space; your rooms get used for various activities. Plus, you need different lighting throughout the day for other things. Whole-home lighting control lets you manage your lighting for both aesthetic effect and practicality.
Many homeowners are interested in lighting control for energy savings and environmental benefits, and that's where a whole-home approach becomes even more beneficial. You can have your landscape lights go on at dusk and go off at dawn. In some rooms like laundry rooms, bathrooms, and garages, you can employ occupancy sensors that turn off lights after some period where there's no activity. Precise dimming control alone can save significant amounts of energy as light isn't wasted. Plus, you can set up preprogrammed scenes for efficiency, schedules to turn rooms or specific lighting on and off, and automate lights with motorized shading to maximize the use of natural light throughout the day.
The right lighting can discourage would-be intruders and make your outside areas safer. Turn on driveway and walkway lights automatically so visitors can make their way easily. If you leave your home, you can have lights go on and off in a natural-appearing pattern that simulates your everyday activity. Your whole-home system can have motion sensors that trigger all lights on brightly if you are away and there is unexpected movement inside or outside your house. A whole-home lighting system provides many options for using lights for safety and as an adjunct to your security system.
Health and Wellness
Can lighting make you healthier? Research shows that our bodies react naturally to different types of light, from the bright, bluer light of a high sun to the redder and amber tones of a setting sun. You can simulate that effect at home with tunable lighting. By combining color and warm-dimming capable LED lighting fixtures with whole-home control, you can optimize your lighting to promote productivity and energy when you need it and relaxation leading to better sleep at night.
Learn more about all the benefits of going whole-home with smart lighting control. Contact us here, or click the chat box below to quickly connect with one of our lighting experts. We look forward to working with you!