Why would I want a Lighting Control System?
Smart lighting adds style & sophistication, convenience, and energy efficiency to your home. Secure your house by making it appear occupied while you are away. Raise or dim any light in the room, or entire house, with a single touch, or using just your voice. Or have your lighting respond automatically to how you live. It’s not just smart, it’s brilliant.
Enjoy the convenience of adjusting your lights from the comfort of any room in your house, or even across the globe. Pre-programmed scenes that remember which lights should be on or off, along with their dimming levels, can be initiated at the touch of a single button, from your phone or tablet, or even over voice control. Imagine walking through the door, with your arms full of groceries, and being able to light a path to the kitchen with your voice. Or, how nice would it be to leave the house for work, and with a single button press know that all the lights in the house (including the ones the kids left on upstairs) are off.
Taking convenience to the next level, a lighting control system can also turn lights on and off automatically, based on the time of day/night, or at a predetermined time. For example, outside and landscape lighting can come on at dusk and off at dawn.
Security & Safety
Good lighting is essential to home security and safety. Programmed scenes can properly illuminate indoor and outdoor pathways, so you never have to enter or exit a dark home. Integrating your lighting control system with your security system can allow your lights to come on in the event the alarm is triggered. A vacation scene programmed into your lighting system will create the appearance of random activity within your home even when you are miles away. Investing in a lighting system will provide peace of mind to you and everyone in your family.
Style & Sophistication
Lighting controls are not only useful, but will add style and sophistication to your home. Smart lighting provides sophisticated style in sleek color configurations, guaranteed to complement the beauty of your home. Everything about a lighting control system is high-tech, from the wireless remotes, to the dimmer controls with subtle LED indicators that are easily seen in the dark.
Add elegance and show off your home in its “best light” with a lighting control system. Programmed scenes make it easy to set the mood for entertaining and highlight architectural features in your home. Have a piece of art that you want prominently displayed? Adjust the lighting on your artwork to showcase all of its beauty.
By dimming lights that are normally only switched on to full brightness, you will save electricity. Dimming lights to 90% (barely noticeable) not only reduces your electricity cost by 10%, but will double the life of your light bulbs. Dimmed to 25%, your typical bulb will last over 20 times as long. Through the use of programmed scenes, a smart lighting system reduces the likelihood of lights remaining on in unoccupied rooms. Investing in a lighting control system is a very smart way to save money.
Lutron Lighting Controls
We highly recommend and install lighting solutions from Lutron. Visit Lutron’s website for more information about the lighting control systems that we can install for you. You might also want to watch a video about RadioRa2 – Lutron’s wireless solution for retrofit situations.
New Construction vs. Existing Home Retrofits
It used to be that installing a sophisticated lighting control system only made sense during construction because of all the specialized wiring required. But now every home can be easily retrofitted with a wireless solution. We recommend and install Lutron’s RadioRa2 system for retrofits – you’ll find nothing more sophisticated and easy to use. It’s so good, that we often recommend it for new construction as well since you can start small and expand one switch at a time.
Why Choose Aveon to Install Your Lighting Control System?
We’re not electrical contractors – we are home technology specialists. So instead of focusing on cabling and patch panels, we first discuss your ideas, your lifestyle, the technologies available and your budget criteria before we present you with recommendations and options. This complete approach helps to set everyone’s expectations and ensures that you really get what you want and need. No one can match our expertise for designing and installing home lighting systems.