How to Control Lutron Motorized Shades in 4 Easy Ways
From Buttons to the Sound of Your Voice, It’s Your Choice
We’ve waxed poetic about the virtues of motorized shades in our blog. If you are looking to remodel, modernize, or are merely rethinking your window treatments, they should be at the top of your list. They're also a great way to begin your smart home transformation.
One of the best things about motorized window treatments is all the ways you can control them. And we're not just talking about the smartphone app, either. Apps are great, but sometimes there are other things to do with your smartphone. Also not discussed: manual control. After all, if that's what you were seeking, you probably wouldn't be reading this.
One of GHT Group's preferred brands for powered shading is Lutron. Lutron shades offer an incredible array of choices in materials, styles, and control. Since this blog is about all the ways you can control your powered Lutron window treatments in your Atlanta, GA home, we're going to focus on that aspect in the rest of this blog. Please keep reading!
Touch screens are wonderful, but sometimes a good old fashioned button is better. Except that Lutron keypads are anything but; they are thoroughly modern, sleek, stylish, and intuitive. Lutron’s Palladiom keypads are a case in point, with a style that complements the highest-end decors. Lutron keypads can be wireless, so they can go anywhere, and programmable to control your shades and your lights. Not only that, but they can also be programmed to manage your thermostats and even the volume on your home audio system. With custom engraving and LED backlighting, no one will ever be confused about where they are or what they do.
Sometimes your hands are full, occupied, or indisposed from the flurry of cooking in your kitchen. If you need the shades up for more light or down to block the glare, you can use your voice to tell Alexa, Google, or Siri to do it. Lutron excels at integration with major smart automation platforms and has various ways of working with consumer automation platforms like these or professionally installed ones like Control4.
If you enjoy consistent routines, you can have your shades managed for you. Set a schedule to have them rise in the morning and lower at bedtime. Or have a routine for blocking out the harshest sun in summer, and a different one to maximize the light in winter. Lutron makes it easy to set schedules and execute them year-round. You can get even fancier if you like, as light sensors can trigger your motorized shades based on too much or not enough light.
Smartphones and Tablets
We left this for last, but not because it’s least. Lutron’s Connect system brings the power of internet connectivity and app control to any of Lutron’s shading systems. Or, if you prefer, you can integrate your shades with a more comprehensive home control system like Control4. The app gives you a rich array of control over individual shades, groups, rooms, schedules, geofencing, and more. It also ensures you won’t have to get anywhere near a window to control the shade.
Want to know more about how Lutron shades can transform your home? GHT Group can show you the many, many options. Contact us here or click the chatbox below to connect with one of our shading experts. We look forward to working with you!