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How to Go Hands-Free with Lutron Lighting Control

Lutron’s Versatile No-Touch Controls Make Managing Lighting a Snap

How to Go Hands-Free with Lutron Lighting Control

Yes, the pandemic is still with us, and as tiring as it may be, maintaining health and safety habits will go a long way to ensure its tenure in Georgia will last no longer than necessary. One of those healthy habits – in any environment and time – is to keep hands clean and oft-used surfaces germ-free.

Light switches and controls are a high-touch area that likely few think of as potential sources of germs. No, you don't necessarily need to remove them or cover them up with tape. Fortunately, Lutron lighting control solutions provide multiple ways of controlling your lights that involve touching nothing at all. Now there’s a high-tech approach to keeping your Sandy Springs home a little safer for you and your family in these challenging times. Keep reading for three simple ways to make managing your lighting touch-free.

SEE ALSO: 3 Ways You Can Save Energy with Lutron Lighting Control

Occupancy Sensors

Let the switch turn the light on or off. Lutron sensors can be installed separately or integrated into light switches. When there is movement detected, the light comes on. When there's no activity after a period, the light goes off. What could be simpler? Sensors are perfect for garages, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and any area where you might not have the opportunity to wash your hands first. They can also detect ambient light, so they don't come on if there's enough natural light in the room. As you might guess, they also save energy, so you'll be glad you got them long after the pandemic is past.

Voice Control

There are areas where sensors might not make the most sense. Kitchens, living areas, and others may have multiple layers of ambient and task lighting. Lutron integrates well with all the leading voice control assistants to make controlling lights easy. Ask Alexa or Google to dim the lights in the family room to 30% or turn on your "cooking scene" for a brightly lit kitchen. "Turn all lights off" take them all down when you walk out of the room. The beauty of voice control is that it puts both individual light control and programmed scenes at the whim of your command. The more you use it, the less you have to worry about sanitizing your light switches. 


Automation is the automatic way of managing lights, so you don't have to lift a finger or even say anything. Light schedules are perfect for sets of lights outdoors, where you can turn on desired lights at dusk and off at dawn. Garages, laundry room, and other spaces may benefit from similar scheduling if you are often in and out of them. You might also use scheduling or automation based on sensors to keep dimmed lights on in bedrooms at dusk or have a specific set of lights turn on when you arrive home based on your phone's geo-location. You won't have to walk into a dark house, and when you leave, your automation will turn lights off and on depending on your preferences. 

Lutron's flexible controls let you manage your lights your way and make it easier to avoid contact for a cleaner home with less maintenance. GHT Group is not only a certified Lutron integrator; we offer a full array of electrical services for your home too! Contact us here to learn more about lighting control or use the chat box below to connect with one of our experts quickly. We look forward to working with you! 

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