Adjusting Your Circadian Rhythm Starts with Your Home
TAGS: Lutron | Smart Home Technology | Tunable Lighting
As people grow increasingly more concerned about the effect technology and social media have on mental health, it may seem counterintuitive to suggest technology can improve your well-being.
But tunable lighting (lights that allow you to adjust the color and hue) is proven to have several mental and physical health benefits. If you’re considering a new home lighting control upgrade in your Guilford, Connecticut-area home, continue reading to discover how tunable lighting is transforming personal wellness.
From Nautical to Neoclassical in Newport, You’ll be in Style
TAGS: Lutron | Serena Shades | Sivoia QS Shades | Smart Home Automation
No one can say that we don’t have varied weather on the East Coast. From bone-chilling winters to humid summers and everything in between, we’ve got it all. Fortunately, the waterfront location on the Rhode Island coast tempers the weather just enough to make the snowstorms slightly less worse and bring the cool sea air in the summer.
In the winter, when the light is at a premium, we might want to let in as much of it as possible. In the summer with a hot sun, we may want to control it better and minimize the use of air conditioning.
What’s the solution? The easiest way is with motorized shades, where you can touch a button – or issue a voice command – and raise or lower window treatments in seconds. Shades can be lowered when the sun is fully streaming in but can be raised to enjoy the view later, especially if you happen to have one of Narragansett Bay or the Atlantic.
Many people think that to get this automated convenience you need to limit yourself on style. That may have been true in earlier days, but there are a plethora of options now with motorized shades. C&T Systems works with Lutron for motorized shading as well as their lighting control systems because both offer a wealth of possibilities. Read on to learn more about Lutron Sivoia QS and Serena shading to see if they're right for your Newport-area residence.
Explore Lutron’s Many Home Technology Integration Options
TAGS: Home Lighting Control | Lutron | Lutron Integrations | Smart Home Automation
We are living in a world awash with smart devices. Every day, something new comes out that adds intelligence and connectivity to an everyday device or appliance. Would you like a coffeemaker that can be turned on via Amazon Alexa voice control?
We Rhode Islanders are sometimes skeptical. Perhaps we don’t need a connected coffee maker, or maybe we think it’s a great idea. Regardless, what we do want in smart devices and home automation is the ability to make that automated functionality work well with other features in our home in the Westerly area. There are quite a few “connected” light bulbs and electrical plugs out there, but they only connect to one app on your phone.
When it comes to lighting systems and control, there is one undisputed leader in the field – Lutron. Lutron originated the first solid-state lighting dimmer way back in 1959, and has not stopped since, creating sophisticated lighting control systems for both residential and commercial use.
Lutron has invested heavily in integration with other systems. If you are looking for a lighting control system, you want to be able to integrate it with other home control solutions, either now or in the future.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways Lutron lighting systems play well with others.
Use Window Treatments to Add Security and Convenience to Your Rhode Island Home
TAGS: Elan | Lutron | Shading Systems
C&T Systems has been a trusted Lutron partner for more than 10 years. Now we are uniting our newest partnership with ELAN smart home systems with Lutron to provide both the best window treatments and automated controls. Lutron shades integrate seamlessly with ELAN systems, so if you need an update or want to start fresh, C&T Systems can provide the home control you need.