If you’re on the fence about adding lighting controls to your home, here are six reasons why it can be the decision for you.
1. Improves Comfort and Productivity
Often, we don’t realize that our rooms are not optimally lit until the lighting is adjusted properly. Lighting control systems from brands like Lutron and Crestron Home Automation are able to lower energy consumption while simultaneously delivering a more comfortable and appealing visual environment. Additionally, when a room is lit properly, you will find that everyone in the area feels more at ease and is more productive.
2. Reduces Overall Energy Usage
Adjustable controls, such as dimmers, are intentionally designed to use up to nine percent less electricity than standard switches. This means that, even if you consistently need brightly lit spaces, you are still using less energy than before. Having the option to dim your lights also allows you to take advantage of the daylight or set the perfect ambiance at any time of day.
3. Saves Money Automatically
Aside from the electricity saved by installing dimmers as part of your lighting system, you will also be able to save a considerable amount of money and energy with smart home technology designed to work with your lighting.
It is possible to install automated systems that can sense when rooms are unoccupied and adjust energy usage accordingly. Certain systems, like the Lutron HomeWorks astronomical clock, can control lighting based on changes in daylight or the time of day if users desire.
4. Helps Obtain LEED Certification
These types of lighting and shading controls contribute heavily to builders being granted a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification. LEED homes are vetted extensively to ensure that they meet the standards for a green home. This program recognizes and awards the best building strategies for both commercial and residential buildings.
Residents benefit from having a LEED home because they are considered to be healthier overall and safer in addition to being environmentally friendly.
5. Limits Maintenance Needs
Whether you’re calling a technician for assistance or changing a bulb on your own, home maintenance can be a frustrating headache. Residences with smart home technology to control the ambient lighting generally have less of a need for routine maintenance such as replacing bulbs or fixtures.
Dimmers reduce the power that flows into every light fixture, and this extends the life of your bulbs significantly. It’s estimated that halogen and incandescent bulbs can last up to 20 times longer than normal, and LED lights can last even longer than that.
6. Lessens Your Environmental Impact While Enriching Your Life
Often, the concept of “going green” appears to come at the expense of luxury or convenience. Fortunately, this is not the case when it comes to lighting your home. When you choose smart home technology from trusted names like Lutron or Crestron Home Automation, you can do so knowing that you’re helping the environment while adding to the ambiance and aesthetic of your space.
Whether you choose to install automated systems to control your lighting or opt for energy-efficient shading systems, you’ll know that your home will be just as stylish and even more comfortable than before.
Have More Questions?
If you have additional questions about the various lighting control system options for your home, or you would simply like more information about the perks of this technology, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. SmartTouch USA is a leading expert in luxury home automation, and we would be delighted to chat with you about your needs.