Good interior and exterior lighting are not only important for setting the mood, but also make your property more secure. It helps take your interior and architectural design to the next level and generally makes your luxury home more livable. With automated systems from the likes of Control4 and Lutron, you have the power to optimize lighting with the tap of a button on your smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Invest in Motorized Shades
When you think about home lighting, make sure you consider window treatments. Different window treatments will create different lighting effects or can be used to block out sunlight completely. By investing in motorized shades like Lutron’s Athena or Palladiom lines, you can open and close them with the touch of a button or put them on a timer.
Automate your interior lighting
Did you know that scientists have proven a direct connection between lighting tones and your mood? A 2014 study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology study found that the more intense the lighting, the more study participants’ emotions were affected. In fact, there is a strong correlation between blue light and a feeling of anxiety. With Control4’s Color Control System or Lutron’s premium lighting you can create and save lighting scenes to suit any situation. With a tap of a button, you can dim the lights for a romantic dinner or brighten them in preparation for a Zoom call. Plus, lighting can be used to highlight different decor or design elements like artwork in your home. There’s a reason interior designers love smart lighting!
Don’t neglect your exterior lighting
Exterior lighting is also important. Lighting that spotlights windows and doors is a theft deterrent and makes it easier to spot package thieves or other intruders on a video surveillance system. Plus, when your lighting is automated, there’s no need to flip switches. They will turn on automatically at a time chosen by you.
Control4’s Color Control system can also be used to create different lighting configurations. Fill your space with the autumnal colors of falling leaves for Thanksgiving, paint your house red and green for Christmas, or red and blue for the 4th of July. Whatever you celebrate, a custom lighting palette makes it easy to bring color to your home exterior.
This is perfect for homes that are in the new-build stages or homes undergoing a remodel project, lighting wires are run to a centralized location—such as a utility closet—eliminating the need for banks of switches and, instead, replaces control of individual or sets of light fixtures with stylish and elegant keypads.
In areas where you would prefer not to cut open walls for cable running, wireless dimmers, switches, and keypads make for an ideal control interface. Wireless lighting is often favorable for remodel projects and can be more cost-effective than retrofitting a wired system.
When, Then Automation
Once we finish with your system installation, you can personalize your lights to turn on or off at certain times of the day, adjust them with the seasons, or have them automatically alternate while you’re out of town. You can also set up specifications like when the door locks, your entry light will automatically turn on.
More about Lutron Lighting & Shades
Lutron offers connected lighting, shades, and hand-crafted controls that elevate everyday life. Options include:
- Downlights: Available in fixed, adjustable, and wall-washed options.
- Lamps: Fully tunable, calibrated light source that deliver omni-directional or beam patterns
- Linears: High-output linear accent luminaries are suited for cove, wall-wash and grazing applications
- Lamp Solutions: Purpose-built trim solution designed to optimize aesthetics.
- Their Whisper-quiet, motorized Athena or Palladiom shades balance access to sunlight with sanctuary from it.
Interested in installing Lutron or Control4 products? Give us a call today. We are a certified dealer and will help you design and install the right system to meet your needs.