Is Smart Lighting Control Worth It? You Be the Judge!
Discover the Benefits Smart Lighting & Shading Can Provide Your Vero Beach Home
If you’re reading this article, we can guess you may be a little curious about smart lighting. But maybe you’re unsure what it really does. And what’s wrong with the on/off switches you’ve known your whole life?
Until you’ve experienced smart lighting control, it’s hard to imagine the spectacular advantages it provides. Your lights are never stuck in one color, brightness, or temperature, and with a smart controller, you can program lights to follow a routine schedule every day. Plus, motorized shades make window treatments easier to manage!
Read on to imagine what smart lighting can bring to your Vero Beach, FL home.
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You’ve got your phone, keys, and wallet in hand, and you’re ready to head out the door—but ugh, you left the lights on upstairs! And you should probably close the drapes so that the living room doesn’t get too hot during the day. Now you’re going to be late!
With smart lighting, all it takes is pressing an ‘Away’ button on your wall keypad or phone app, and all of your home’s lights power off, and shades will lower. If your hands are full, quickly tell your voice assistant to turn all the lights off, and your house will respond right away.
It’s easy to accidentally leave lights on in unoccupied rooms. While LEDs are more energy-efficient than incandescent or fluorescent lights, you’re still wasting electricity and adding to your energy bills if all the lights are on all the time. In fact, if you leave ten LEDs on for one unnecessary hour a day, that adds an extra five dollars to your electric bills each year. Most of us have more than ten lightbulbs in the house and definitely leave them on for longer than one hour!
With a lighting control system, you can schedule indoor and landscape lights to automatically turn on and off according to your daily routines. Occupancy sensors take note if rooms have been vacant for a while and shut lights off. And if you’ve left the house in a hurry and forgot to turn off the lights, simply take out your smartphone and tap the lights off!
Save Your Mood
We may not always consciously notice it, but lighting has a powerful influence over our moods. Consider a bright hair salon, then compare it to a swanky bar's dim 'mood lighting.’ Each space has a very different feeling, and neither would feel ‘right’ all day long. Through your lighting system, you can use a slider and color wheel to customize your lights’ brightness, temperature, and color, so you’re never stuck with too-cool or too-warm lighting.
Whole-house lighting control systems are available from brands like Lutron, as well as smart home companies like Crestron and Control4. To find these smart solutions in the Vero Beach, FL area, visit Definitive Electronics! Contact us here or chat with a member of our team below.