April 6th, 2016
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.