Let there be Lighting Control
Tips for Incorporating Lighting Control into your Control4 Home
The style of your Fort Worth, TX home is of the utmost importance to you. A well-designed home molds itself to you and enhances your lifestyle, creating a space of comfort and ease. When you incorporate the latest smart technologies into your environment, you will see how easy it can be to customize your surroundings to your needs. A Control4 system gives you the opportunity to easily manage your electronic life using convenient controls. Let’s look closely at one of Control4’s capabilities: lighting control. The lighting can have tremendous effects on your home’s style, energy consumption, and security. To learn more, read on.
Room by Room
The lighting in a room should reflect its use. Therefore, each room in your home has specific lighting needs. In the kitchen, you may want bright tracking lights, while, in the home theater, you may want dimmable sconces. Our lighting team will work with you to meet these expectations. Best of all, when your lighting system integrates with the rest of your Control4 system, each room can be programmed with specific “scenes.” The “scene” will bring together all parts of the space to produce a specific mood or experience. For instance, create a scene for your home theater by lowering the lights, turning on the projector, and adjusting the thermostat to a comfortable temperature so you can snuggle in a blanket. Then, when you’re ready to watch a movie, all you have to do is press one button on a control panel or mobile device and the scene is set!
Energy Saving Techniques
We’ve all had those hectic mornings when we forget to turn off that light in our bedroom because we had to rush out the door. With an automated lighting system, this waste of electricity never has to happen again. Simply program your lights to turn off a half hour after you leave for work, then you don’t have to worry about wasting any power while you’re gone. We can also provide energy monitoring services. You’ll be able to see all your energy use on a smart dashboard. This way, you’ll know exactly how efficient your home is and can make changes at any point.
Many homeowners put their lights on a timer when they go out of town to make it seem as if they are still home. However, this familiar trick can be improved upon with automation. A home with smart lighting is one step ahead. Instead of turning lights on and off at the same time every night as a timer would do, a smart home will turn lights on and off randomly. The randomness mimics a house full of people turning on and off lights at various times and will act as a better deterrent to unwanted guests. Smart lighting can also be integrated with a smart security system to better guard your home. We can install motion sensors outside so that strangers who walk on your property will trigger the lights to turn on and alert you to the activity.
Want to learn more about your lighting control options? Contact us, and we can help you design a space in harmony with your life.