Where & Why You Should Use Home Lighting Control

Where & Why You Should Use Home Lighting Control

There’s no denying lighting control is entertaining. By connecting your lighting fixtures to a smart home system, you’ll be able to turn on every light from your tablet or smartphone. Watch your entire house light up in one touch of a button or use a voice-activated speaker to command your lights with just a phrase.

But home lighting control offers more than just a fun party trick. Smart lighting connected to a system like Savant or Control4 can provide unique benefits to each area of your home. Continue reading to see where and why you should be using lighting control in your West Lake Hills, TX, home.

SEE ALSO: Why You Should Hire a Home Automation Installer

Outdoors

Your home’s landscape lighting is much more impressive and useful when you go beyond an on/off switch. Through your Control4 or Savant app, you can create scenes specific for each time of day and schedule when they will activate. At twilight, the pathway lights will turn on at your entrance, and by sundown, all exterior lights will flick on and illuminate your outside areas. Then by the time you go to sleep, lights will conveniently turn off to save energy, or some can stay on till sunrise for security. If you incorporate color tuning in your lighting system, you can also play with colors, basking your walls in bright whites, blues, greens, reds, and more for festive fun.

Living Room

The way you light your living room should depend on the time of day and what activities you’re enjoying. A tunable lighting system allows us to adjust the brightness and temperature of lightbulbs. So, during the daytime, schedule your lights for a cool, bright appearance that will energize your mind and feel more comfortable than dim, warm lights. In the evening, your lamps and overhead lights can shift to warmer hues for a softer, cozier atmosphere. You can also create scenes to set the mood, whether it’s movie time or a reading session. Select the scene and watch each light dim, turn off, or adjust its color. 

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Why You Should Hire a Home Automation Installer

Why You Should Hire a Home Automation Installer

If you’d like to automate your home’s lights, security, audio, and more into one system, you may be wondering—can I install this myself? As smart home technology grows in popularity, we’ve seen more plug-and-play products pop up in stores. But will you be able to achieve the functionality and seamless integration you desire on your own?

You may be quite handy, but there are several things to consider before attempting DIY home automation. To see if you could benefit from working with a home automation installer in your Austin, TX house, consider the points below.

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Wiring & Safety

If you’re only planning to use a single, stand-alone device like a Nest thermostat, you can probably install that yourself. However, it’s much more complex when integrating multiple smart home systems like smart lights, alarms, multi-room audio, etc. For a clean aesthetic, you’ll want a professional to wire your system so that it functions reliably. Unless you’re qualified, it isn’t safe to wire a system yourself, so be sure to partner with an installer for help.

Home Security

Smart security is one of the most useful features of home automation. From automatic locks to surveillance cameras and alarms, you can protect your home even when you’re away. If you’re fitting a door entry system, this is not an area for cost-cutting. You won’t want to accidentally have a fatal flaw in a security system, and a professional will know how to avoid that.

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Wired vs. Wireless Lighting Control Systems: What’s the Difference?

Wired vs. Wireless Lighting Control Systems: What’s the Difference?

There’s no better way than to take your West Lake Hills, TX property’s lighting into your hands than with a top-notch home lighting control system.

But when it comes to installing one, you have a few things to consider first. For one, what exactly is the difference between a wired or a wireless system setup? Which one is better, and which one is right for you?

In this blog, we go through the features and qualities of both choices, so that you can decide which system to install in your home.

Keep reading below to look at the pros and cons of either, so that you can make your decision with all the facts.

 

A Wired Lighting System

When your system is hardwired, it means that every circuit and wire leads to one centralized location in your home. This setup means your cables are within the walls, and offers a cleaner and less cluttered look for your space.

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How to Use a Lighting Control System to Enhance Your Daily Life

How to Use a Lighting Control System to Enhance Your Daily Life

Give your living space a design boost with just a push of a button. A smart lighting control system in your home can take your daily environment to another level entirely — whether you live in West Lake Hills, Lakeway, Tarrytown, Austin, or anywhere else in Central Texas! Whether it’s for everyday use or a get-together or party that you’re hosting, having an installed intelligent lighting solution has endless benefits.

So then what are the best ways to utilize your lighting system, and how can it integrate with your whole home automation system? Keep reading below to find out more!

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Set the Right Scene

Whether you’re staying in for the night or setting up for a dinner party, setting a lighting “scene” can make it easier to plan and enjoy the moment. Instead of needing to readjust your lighting to how you like it for certain events, you can instead just press a single button and have your light fixtures all respond accordingly.

For example, pushing a “dinner” scene can dim your dining room’s lights and a “movie night” scene can turn them off completely in your media room or home theater. These scenes eliminate unnecessary work on your part, and you can tie them in with other smart features in your home, such as motorized shades and audio video solutions.

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