Lighting is one of the main aspects of home décor, not only to set the mood but also to focus on a variety if internal design elements and to attract attention to specific spots in the space. This being said, every homes lighting should include different luminance levels and or lighting styles.
Setting the levels on all of these fixtures can be a daunting task. So the major advantage of a lighting control system over conventional lighting is the ability to control any device from any interface with a preset group of scenes. For example, a master touch panel might allow the user the ability set all lights in the home to the entertainment setting, not just a single room one light at a time. In fact, any scene might be controlled from any location within a home or even from an iPad or smartphone. You can only imagine the time you will save not having to run around turning off lights when you leave the house or retire for the evening.
A typical lighting and shading control system consists of a device, such as an embedded processor that controls the lights and shades for the entire residence. These control systems usually include one or more keypads, touch panel interfaces, an iPad, or even your smartphone which can allow users the ability to toggle power to lights and fans, dim lights, program lighting levels, and even raise and lower shades.
In addition, lighting systems allow you to save energy and money. By reducing the brightness just 10 percent will reduce your energy bill an average of 10 percent anually and you will never even notice the difference, until you get your bill.
If shades are integrated into the control system it can help reduce your energy costs even more by providing the ability to harvest light and help heat and cool a home by raising and lowering shades according to the position of the sun. We can also automatically power a device based on programmed events such as:?>
- Chronological time (time of day)
- Astronomical time (sunrise/sunset)
- Room occupancy
- Alarm Conditions
A lighting and shading control system will also flash the exterior lights to make it easier for emergency vehicles to find your home and can even provide security when you are away. It can be programmed to remember the lighting and shade sequences used for the previous 2 weeks and play it back while you are gone, making it extremely difficult for intruders to know if someone is home or not.
If you are interested in learning more about how we can provide you a safer more comfortable Green lifestyle please give us a call at 919-274-1626 or fill out the form on our contact page.