The rise in smart technology has spawned many new advances in various areas of our lives. One such area of innovation is in home automation. Although this is not new, recent developments have brought home automation to the forefront. Systems such as Lutron home automation can program and connect devices in your home to make life easier. The conveniences are developed in areas ranging from entertainment and security to lighting. With lighting as an essential element, we have outlined three ways Lutron home automation can improve your home.
According to the US Energy Information Administration, lights are the category that accounts for the second most home energy consumption at 11%. Using a system such as Lutron home automation can reduce the energy usage for your lights. It can be programmed to work with your daily routines or specific preferences. No more forgetting to turn out lights when you leave the house or leave a room. A motion detector can detect movement and switch lights on and off accordingly. This is particularly useful for areas of the home you might not use as often, such as a closet, pantry, or utility room. You can also set lights to slowly dim when you go to bed or slowly brighten when it is time to wake up. Automated blinds and window coverings can be incorporated with your lighting system to further help conserve energy. Opening blinds allows in natural light, reducing the need for artificial light.
Keep your home safe with Lutron home automation. Program your lights to turn on and off in random patterns. This gives the impression that your home is occupied when you are away on vacation or an extended trip. You can also set the lights to turn on and off in the way you normally use them. The outside of your home can be kept safe with automated lighting as well. Motion detectors paired with outdoor lighting can deter unwanted activity.
An automated lighting system brings convenience to your home with the touch of a button. Whether using an automated control or a hand-held wireless remote, you can control the lighting in your home the way you want. You may want to turn your family room into a movie theater with window coverings and light dimmers. In a home office, you may want to reduce the glare on your computer screen or control the overhead light. An efficient home lighting system can make your work more productive and your entertainment system more enjoyable.
Set the Mood
The presence or lack of light can affect your mood. Even intensity of light contributes to your emotional state and your health. That is why lighting is instrumental in setting a particular mood. Natural daylight is found to have a calm and peaceful effect on a person. There are automated lighting systems that boast artificial light that mimics natural light. If you want to set the mood for a romantic evening, a festive party, or just a relaxing evening at home, Lutron home automation can accomplish this.
If you want to simplify the lighting in your home, Lutron home automation is a viable solution. Synergy Integrated Systems offers smart lighting options for your home with Lutron. Contact us today for more information and a free estimate.
Your home is supposed to be your safe place, your soothing buffer against the stressful world, and the one place you can be your most comfortable. If your home needs a little push to fulfill its purpose, then a Lutron home automation system can help achieve that goal for you and your family.
Lutron’s RadioRA® 2 is a wireless home control system with the capability to adjust the amount of your home’s daylight and electric light as well as its temperature in a single room or throughout your whole house. In addition, this Lutron home automation system can help manage power to small appliances and even accommodate the security system.
With RadioRA®2 Lutron home automation, you can:
Save energy and lessen your impact on the environment through a combination of light, window covering, temperature, and appliance control.
Add convenience to your life with adjustment of lights, window coverings, and temperature to the specific level you want at the touch of a button.
Create just the right mood or setting for any activity—and do it with stylish products that complement your décor.
Display cutting-edge technology with wall-mounted, tabletop, or handheld controls in a specific room, or remotely from another room, or even from outside your home.
Because Lutron home automation features cutting edge wireless technology, the system installs just as easily into existing homes as it does in new construction.
Your Lutron home automation includes a comprehensive system of keypads, sensors, and controls for lighting, fans, thermostat, appliances and window coverings. It is highly customizable, so you can select the components that are best suited for your family.
Benefits of Your Lutron Home Automation System
Controlling the amount of electric light in your home through Lutron home automation allows you to enjoy exactly the level of light your activities require, precisely where you need it, with no wasted energy. Dimming a standard light bulb by 25 percent can save 20 percent of your family’s lighting energy. CFLs and LEDs use even less, so dimming these bulbs saves even more energy. Sensors and a time clock also save by turning off lights when they are not needed, even if you forget.
Managing temperatures when heating or cooling your home not only makes each room more comfortable when you are present, it makes your home more efficient all the time. With its wireless sensors, your Lutron home automation system can take advantage of daylight and family activity levels throughout the day and across the seasons of the year. Even when you are away from home, you still have the potential to save 16 percent or more in energy usage!
If you can see a light on an appliance, hear a motor, or detect any warmth, that appliance is using energy even if it is turned off – sometimes as much as 10 percent of your total electricity usage. Your Lutron Home Automation system can shut off this standby unneeded power through its appliance mode.
Window Covering Control
Adding automated window shades, blinds, or draperies allows your family to achieve the greatest additional benefit from your Lutron Home Automation system. Controllable window coverings save on heating and cooling by blocking the sun’s heat in summer or letting it in during winter. Also, they can raise or lower throughout the day to shed light on activities in specific rooms or guard privacy in other areas.
The Lutron home automation system’s RadioRA 2 integrates seamlessly with Alarm.com, DSC, ELK, HAI and Honeywell security panels. Your security keypad will offer one more point of access for saving energy, creating privacy and adding comfort to your home. In addition, pre-programmed lighting and window covering adjustments give the appearance of occupancy even when you and your family are away from home.
The Green button is a cutting edge feature of your Lutron home automation system. With a single touch, you control all the components of your RadioRA 2 technology with pre-programmed settings that reduce energy from lights, window coverings and heating-cooling systems.
Contact us at Synergy Integrated Systems at (919) 324-3592 to discuss the ways a Lutron home automation system can capitalize on energy savings in your home without sacrificing comfort or convenience.