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3 Ways Lutron Home Automation Can Improve Your Home

Lutron home automationThe 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.

Energy Savings

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.

Security

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.

Convenience

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.

Lutron Home Automation: Control Your Home’s Temperature, Lighting, Security, and More!

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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

Lighting Control

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.

Temperature Control

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!

Appliance Control

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.

Security Control

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.

Green Button

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.

Use Lutron Dimmers for Convenience, Style, and Energy Savings

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At Synergy Integrated Systems, we understand how incorporating our Lutron dimmers into your system will allow you to control and customize the lighting in any room of your home. Our switches, wall plates, and individual jacks are available in a wide variety of colors and styles to accent any décor.

Lighting affects your mood and the extent that you enjoy your surroundings. Using Lutron dimmers to create optimal environments for you and your family only serves to increase the overall enjoyment of your home.

You may be interested in Lutron dimmers initially for the convenience of creating just the right atmosphere for every activity. But, you also will enjoy the way they have been designed to look and work beautifully. You will absolutely love the way they conserve energy and, therefore, help lower your utility bills!

Convenience

Above all, you want your home to accommodate your lifestyle and your family’s activities. As your behaviors and interests change throughout the day, your lighting needs to shift as well. Lutron dimmers are your best management tool as family members need bright light for studying or working on projects, mid-level light for computer work or meal times, or dim light for television watching or movie nights. Light control with Lutron dimmers will create a perfect atmosphere for the entire day.

You can control your pre-programmed settings for the entire house from a master keypad or remote device or simply install Lutron dimmers in selected rooms for individual control. Our dimmers are designed to look stylish and complement any room décor.

Style

Naturally, Lutron dimmers are available in a wide array of styles, colors, finishes and control options. We have hundreds of selections in stand-alone dimmers and switches and multiple designs and control openings to meet any lighting control need.

You may be fond of our Designer switch or prefer our more Traditional version. You may prefer your Lutron dimmers in a contemporary Architectural design or an ultra-modern New Architectural style. Whether you prefer to choose a color that makes the dimmer blend in with its surroundings or you want to make a bold statement with a glossy, metal or glass style, you will be able to find exactly what your home deserves.

Energy Savings

More and more homeowners are interested in their homes being energy efficient and Lutron dimmers are one way they can accomplish this goal. Common sense tells us that light control saves energy and Lutron dimmers does exactly that, sometimes as much as 15 percent, without sacrificing convenience or style –– by providing only the level of light needed for your family’s activities. By cutting down on the usage of unnecessary energy, you will cut down the amount of money spent on utility bills.

Lutron Dimmers

Choose from any of the following Lutron dimmers:

  • Phase-Adaptive Dimmer – Controls bulb types including incandescent, halogen, magnetic low voltage, electronic low voltage and dimmable LED lamps by automatically sensing the load and adjusting for need. Replaces a standard light switch and glows softly when for easy accessibility.
  • RadioRA 2 RF Tabletop Lamp Dimmer – Plugs into a standard receptacle to accommodate table lamps and works with incandescent and halogen bulbs. Glows softly in the dark and indicates preset light level when the lamp is off. Fade-to-off feature illuminates a safe path before the light goes out.
  • RadioRA 2 Digital Fade Dimmer – Replaces standard switches to provide local control and can be used in single or multiple locations. The wall-mounted device replaces a standard switch with a digital dimmer that glows softly and shows the preset light level when the lamp is off. Also has the safe fade-to-off feature.
  • RadioRA 2 seeTouch Hybrid Keypad – Installs in the wall and controls multiple lights and window treatments in the home via keypad. Has backlit buttons available in a variety of configurations

All of these styles of Lutron dimmers use Clear Connect™ RF Technology that guarantees seamless communication between system components. This allows you to integrate your light controls with any other Lutron management system.

  • RadioRA 2 Plug-in Modules – Can control lamps or appliances by plugging into a receptacle. Controls incandescent or halogen bulbs and adjusts light levels of table or floor lamps, while easily hidden behind furniture.

Contact Synergy Integrated Systems at (919) 324-3592 for a free consultation with our technicians on how to beautify your home with a Lutron lighting control system!

Lutron RadioRA 2: Home Automation Meets Convenience

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Synergy Integrated Systems now offers Lutron RadioRA 2—a home automation system for anyone who desires wireless convenience in any room of their home. Since 1959, Lutron Electronics has served as the basis for lighting control inside homes across America. The RadioRA 2 system saves energy with the installation of a main repeater that sends signals to several keypads, Lutron dimmers, wireless light switches, and a temperature controller. All the benefits of home automation can be found in the Lutron RadioRA 2 system.

With RadioRA 2, homeowners can save energy, add convenience to their daily lives, and implement cutting-edge technology. Convenience comes in many different forms. With the touch of a button on a Lutron keypad or your mobile device, you can lower your window shades, arm your security, or dim the lights to create the right atmosphere.

Today’s technology is dedicated to promoting consumers’ convenience. In fact, convenience has become very mainstream in the tech world. If even small objects like a light switch somehow don’t make your life easier, then it probably will not enter the market. All in all, home automation is no longer a futuristic concept. This technology is here to stay and it only improves every day.

Lutron RadioRA 2 sits at the culmination of this evolution, allowing you to save energy and control your home via mobile devices. Lutron RadioRA 2 covers all bases for energy saving technology and, therefore, lowers your monthly utility bills. Synergy Integrated Systems will customize and install Lutron RadioRA 2 to stylishly complement your home’s design and to fulfill your household needs.

Lutron Wireless Lighting Helps Save Money

The typical American residence uses 10,837 kilowatts a year, which averages to 903 kilowatts per month. In dollars, this translates to an energy bill of $2,200 every year or about $183 each month! If that seems small, then place that number into a bigger picture…American families in 2013 spent an average of $16,557, or 26.53%, of their yearly income on housing alone!

Imagine if your general expenses are higher or if your house consumes more energy than average. The less you pay in energy bills, the more you can spend on items or events that matter most. Lutron RadioRA 2 is one step in the right direction toward that family vacation or high-tech mobile device.

Few home automation systems save energy as efficiently as Lutron RadioRA 2. You can lower your monthly energy bill and lessen your impact on the environment by installing home automation. Convenience has never come easier. These products offer an energy-saving combination of light, shade, temperature, and appliance control mechanisms. Lutron wireless lighting offers up to 20% in energy savings. Using Lutron dimmers for a standard incandescent light bulb along with sensors and timers results in even more savings! Home automation turns off lights when they aren’t needed. Saving energy this way lowers your bills and also removes another task from your to-do list.

You also never have to walk into a dark house again, because home automation conveniently controls every light while you’re away. The system uses two-way communication to let you know if lights are left on, shades are open, or if the temperature has fallen outside your comfort zone.

Home lighting no longer depends on the time of day or the width of a lampshade. Add Lutron RadioRA 2 to your home for maximum flexibility when you need to alter any room’s atmosphere. The entire system integrates with your universal remote control or a mobile device. If you want to snuggle with a good book, you can adjust the shades to create your ideal setting for reading. When hosting guests, Lutron RadioRA 2 softens the lights to encourage relaxation and good conversation.

Convenience in Every Room

Let’s take a mental tour of how RadioRA 2 works in your home. You’ve decided to host a dinner party. When you welcome guests into your entry, they will be amazed by the welcoming ambience. They don’t know, however, that you have easily configured the atmosphere to maximize their enjoyment.

While your guests settle in the dining room, you head over to the kitchen to check on the food. Home automation adds a new level of versatility to your kitchen—the heart of your home. You can allow bright daylight to illuminate countertops or adjust for softer lighting when you desire more privacy. With a Lutron temperature controller, you can keep comfortable no matter how long your oven stays on. Just walk over to your seeTemp wall control to turn down the thermostat a few degrees, which eliminates one more hurdle during entertaining.

Lutron RadioRA 2 doesn’t stop in the dining room, especially if you and your guests love movies. It adds theater magic to your media room with the seeTouch keypad. One push of a button leads to the perfect viewing environment. Lutron RadioRA 2 dims the lights as the show begins. With controllable window shades in place, you also eliminate any glare on the big screen.

Finally, after a wonderful evening of laughter and relaxation, it’s time for bed. You illuminate the path from your home to your guests’ cars as they depart. In the master bedroom, you set the lights and shades to create a soothing retreat. Lutron RadioRA 2 turns off lights in rooms that you may have forgotten. This means you never have to leave the comfort of your bed to save energy. Count sheep knowing that you can count on less money leaving your wallet.

Open Integration

Lutron partners with many manufacturers to ensure open integration with a variety of wireless systems. Lutron RadioRA 2, in particular, can be integrated with popular control and automation systems such as:

  • Alarm.com
  • AMX
  • Aton
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • Crestron Electronics, Inc.
  • Honeywell
  • RTI
  • URC

Would you like to see what our Lutron products can do for your home? Call Synergy Integrated Systems at 919-324-3592 for a free estimate!