What’s Trending in Lighting Control?
Considering an Update to Your Lights? Here’s What Others Are Doing.
Few technologies transform the look and feel of a space like lighting. In the past, lights only served a practical purpose - to light our way in the dark. But today, we use lighting to add ambiance to rooms, accent artwork, create curb appeal for our properties, and give our homes more personality. Don’t be stuck in the past; think of home lighting in a new way!
Have you been considering an upgrade to your lighting controls? If so, here is a preview of trending items in the industry - ones that are perfect for your home in Westchester County, NY.
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Smart Lighting Control
Wireless lighting control for homes is one of the most popular smart home technologies. Imagine operating your lights via a smart home tablet, smartphone app, sleek wall touchscreen, or even your voice! If you have older lighting in your home, we can retrofit existing conventional light switches and dimmers to new lighting technology from Lutron Ketra with no additional wiring. There are many types of fixtures available with different sizes, styles, and colors to complement your design motif and even enhance the aesthetic.
Change the mood of an entire room with one button! Smart lighting systems allow you to program lighting and set scenes for various events in your day. For instance, you may want a quiet morning setting to enjoy your coffee and the news. You can program a lighting scene to set the perfect ambiance. Perhaps at dinner time, the lights automatically adjust to a warmer hue, setting a relaxing mood. During movie night, you can change the atmosphere with one tap on a tablet - the lights dim, the motorized shades lower, and your audiovisual system preps for the main event.
Whether traveling for fun or business, home security while away is always a homeowner's worry. Timed lighting control is popular among those with vacation homes or those that spend several weeks away throughout the year. You can set your lights to turn on in particular rooms throughout the day and evening hours, so it appears someone is home. Or simply schedule essential outdoor lighting to turn on at night. In addition, lighting control is a great way to deter criminals from taking advantage of your time away.
People spending more time at home also means they take advantage of their outdoor spaces. Landscape lighting has become a trend in home design and adds an element of interest and enjoyment to any outdoor space at night. Use them to light up walkways, stairs, or pool areas to protect visitors at night. Socially, you can create a magical outdoor space for entertaining. The possibilities are limitless, and lighting control makes it all possible.
Have we piqued your interest in any of these current lighting control trends for your home in Westchester County, NY? If so, be sure to give us a call or fill out our online form for more information.