Two New Ways to Control Your Home’s Lights
Discover the Versatility of Smart Lighting Control
Smart lighting control offer homeowners plenty of features to celebrate. One of our favorite features are all the convenient ways to adjust your lighting. In this article, we’ll highlight two specific control tools that will not only make your life easier but will also help you save on monthly electricity bills. If you’re considering adding smart lighting to your Fenwick Island, DE area home, you may want to pay attention. Continue reading to discover more.
Sensors allow your lights to act on their own to intuit your needs and wants. There are a few different types of sensors that track particular features in the room and adjust your lighting based on that. To make things clearer, here are a few examples: motion detectors and solar sensors.
Motion detectors will turn on lights in the room when someone enters the room. Then, after a suitable amount of time, the lights will go off. This is an excellent way to save energy. They work well in rooms like bathrooms that are commonly occupied but only for short periods of time.
Solar sensors track the amount of sunlight that is entering the room. If you have a room with a lot of windows, the room’s light can be at the mercy of whatever’s happening outside. By utilizing dimmers, solar sensors change the lighting levels depending on the sun. Adding motorized shades can help you manage the amount of sunlight entering your room for complete control over the lighting levels.
Most of us run on some kind of consistent schedule–especially during the workweek. Scenes are a great way to save time and keep your lights on your schedule. Scenes group commonly used light settings, so that you can recreate the same lighting scene at the touch of a button.
For instance, when you wake up in the morning, just select the “Morning” scene to turn on your bedroom lights and illuminate the pathway to the bathroom and the kitchen. Then when you’re leaving for work, select the “Work” scene that will turn off all these lights. You won’t have to walk throughout the whole house to make sure that you’re saving energy.
A whole home automation system, like one from Crestron or Control4, allows you to add other technologies to your scenes. For instance, your “Work” scene could also power down all other electronics, and close the shades to prevent sun damage.
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Smart lighting control means simpler management of your home’s lighting. These are only two of the ways you’ll be able to make your lighting work for you, make your day easier, and save energy. Contact us to learn more or get started on your next project.