Different hues simulate certain moods and enhance your overall well-being
TAGS: Circadian Rhythm | Lutron Lighting | Tunable Lighting
Sunlight is vital to our well-being, which is why there’s been a growing trend of using tunable LED fixtures to create more human-centric lighting. Tunable LEDs adjust their hues throughout the day to mimic sunlight. Natural light patterns help regulate your sleep cycle to fend off stress and depression, as we’ve previously discussed in the blog linked below.
As the days start getting shorter in the fall throughout New England—from Westerly, RI to Hartford, CT—it’s the perfect time to embrace a more health-conscious lighting solution. There are a variety of manufacturers that offer tunable lighting, but we recommend Lutron home lighting control for their wide range of fixtures and control options.
But out of all their features, the one we want to highlight in this blog is their day/night conditional program. Rely on just one keypad in the kitchen, bedroom or living room to get the ideal lighting no matter the time of day. The space will illuminate differently using the same button, whether its 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. In this blog, we’ll show you how that feature plays out in a typical day.
Embrace Technology That Will Improve Your Lifestyle
TAGS: Circadian Lighting | Smart Home Control | Smart Security Features
Homeowners are always looking for new technology to improve their way of life. The latest study from Parks Associates states that 31 percent of consumers will buy a connected device in 2019. As new technology becomes available, the question is no longer whether to invest in smart devices, but how to figure out which ones to use.
Which are the best ones currently available? Even more importantly, which will have the most immediate impact? Reading this blog, you’ll see some of our suggestions, starting with a comprehensive home automation system. Enhance your lifestyle with these upgrades and reach out to find out which other smart tech updates might be useful for your unique needs.
Should You DIY or Use A Smart Home Company?
TAGS: Savant | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Technology
If you’re a handy man, a fixer-upper, or someone who prefers to do things their own way, it’s entirely possible to assemble a smart home system by yourself. Devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Samsung’s SmartThings are available in stores, and with video tutorials and blogs like this one, DIY installations are more accessible than ever.
The downside? Doing it yourself is not easy. If you want a truly integrated home, you will need to mount cameras, install thermostats, wire your speaker systems, and trickiest of all, get your separate devices working and communicating with each other. You don’t want to juggle different remotes and phone apps; everything should work in unison together automatically. To achieve that, you’ll need the assistance of a smart home company.
To decide if the professional or DIY route is best for you, continue reading to discover how a smart home integrator can help your Guilford, CT home.
Everything You Need to Know About Getting Your Outdoor Spaces Connected
TAGS: Acces Networks | Network Optimization | Network Performance | Smart Home Technology | Whole House Audio
It is finally spring in New England, and we're ready to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures. The summer is not long in Rhode Island, so we need to make the most of it. One way to maximize our time outside is to bring our entertainment with us.
And it’s not all TVs and screen time- you might also want enjoy some relaxing music along with your summer read. Most of us stream music now for the sheer convenience of having millions of songs at your fingertips, and that requires internet access. Is your network installation up to the demands of servicing all the devices in your outside spaces?
The outdoor spaces are often neglected when setting up a home network. And there’s nothing worse than not having access to your apps and services outdoors. But C&T Systems can help!
As experts in networking and smart home technology, we understand that a robust network is a critical element underpinning the modern home’s technology. Read on to learn more about what we can do to ensure your Westerly, RI home is always connected, no matter where you are, indoors and out.