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Transform Your Home with Lutron’s Ketra LED Lighting

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Create any Mood for any Activity in an Instant

Have you been considering upgrading your lighting? For many, that means integrating LED lighting, a popular technology on the rise. According to Research and Markets, the LED lighting market is about $75.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $124.7 billion by 2027. 

There are many reasons for this rapid growth, including energy efficiency, design applications, and creating a healthier environment. If you’ve just entered the world of smart LED lighting, you may start by purchasing LED bulbs that connect to an app. Keep in mind that there are limitations as to what you can put a standard LED bulb in. 

Another problem arises as you continue to mix and match lightbulbs, with some integrated into an app and some controlled by a light switch. Soon, the design and functionality no longer work together, and your new lighting can become more frustrating than fun. There is a better way. 

As a Lutron dealer serving Newport, RI, and the surrounding areas, we bring smart lighting to your entire home. Now, you can control every light in your home from the same user-friendly interface. Let’s explore what this means and the benefit it brings.

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Bring Your Outdoor Spaces To Life With Landscape Lighting

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The warm weather is finally upon us, and the entertaining outdoor season is officially underway. This time of year offers the promise of family gatherings and backyard barbeques with friends, and now is the perfect opportunity to add features that make the most of your time outside. 

When we talk about outdoor activities at home, the conversation often turns to all-weather television and external speaker systems. While these elements add to the experience, landscape lighting is the element that truly brings your property to life. The same way your home illumination controls create ambiance, moods, and a sense of space, these can be applied to your pool, patio, and lawn as well. 

Are you ready to make more use of your home in Westbrook, CT, or the surrounding area this summer? Continue reading below to find out how! 

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Upgrade Your Lighting Control for A Happier, Healthier Home

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Moving to Lutron Systems Improves the quality of Illumination and Brings Balance to Your Life

The quality of lighting in your house influences every moment of your daily living. Whether you are working in the home office, meditating in the spa, or finding your way to the bathroom at 3 am, how you illuminate it matters. 

If you have been living with an outdated or inflexible system like Insteon or Lite touch, upgrading to an advanced and human-centric lighting control from Lutron transforms your living spaces. Our team of installation experts analyze your current system and easily transition you to more sophisticated solutions. 

Are you ready to upgrade your home in West Hartford, CT, and the surrounding region to a better environment? Continue reading below to find out more. 

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Why Lutron’s Palladiom Shades Are Perfect For Your Home

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4 Features of Lutron’s Beautifully Engineered Shading System

Window shades are both functional and aesthetically pleasing when you purchase the right products. There are many options available at your local stores, but none compare to Lutron Palladiom shades. Lutron motorized shades combine form, function, and automation to make your home in West Hartford, CT and the surrounding areas both beautiful and smart.

Get rid of your old dusty shades with cords and rods, and update to these new, smart shades. In this blog, we’ll highlight four features of the Lutron’s Palladiom shades that make them stand out from other shading systems you’d find on the market. As a certified dealer, we can help bring this innovative technology into your home.

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LED Lighting Control: A Stylish & Smart Home Automation Upgrade

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Learn About the Advantages of Installing LED Lights in Your Home

Transform the ambiance of your living areas with stylish LED lights and fixtures. Unlike harsh fluorescents and energy-consuming incandescent bulbs, LED lights mimic natural lighting and use less energy than traditional bulbs. They are also cool to the touch and tunable. Place them anywhere you want and adjust their color to complement your lighting needs. You’ll love the results by elevating the beauty of your interior space.

More and more people throughout Newport, RI, and the surrounding areas want to add LED lights to their lighting control system. Discover how smart home automation and LED lights make your home even more livable and loveable.

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3 Ways Lutron Window Treatments Can Improve Your Business

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Add These Innovative Technology Solutions to Your To-Do List this Year

If you’re considering improving your business, window treatments may not be at the top of your to-do list. Unfortunately, that is the situation for many business owners in Rhode Island, and it’s an often-overlooked consideration that needs more attention in the modern workplace.

An upgrade of your business’s window treatments not only has the potential of making your establishment look smart and sophisticated, but it helps you save on commercial energy costs while also improving your employees’ workday.

Keep reading to learn three ways one of our favorite brands, Lutron, offers innovative commercial window treatments that will improve your Newport-area business.

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How You Can Incorporate Motorized Shades into Your Home’s Design

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From Nautical to Neoclassical in Newport, You’ll be in Style

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.

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How a Lutron Lighting System Plays Well with Others

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Explore Lutron’s Many Home Technology Integration Options

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. 

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ELAN and Lutron Unite to Enhance Smart Home Control

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Use Window Treatments to Add Security and Convenience to Your Rhode Island Home

 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. 

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Block the Sun, Not the View, with Smart Patio Shades

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Automate the Shades on Your Sun Porch in Stonington, CT

It may still be a bit chilly in Connecticut, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t too early to start thinking about your spring and summer plans. For Connecticut homeowners who love spending time outdoors, motorized shades are a perfect addition to your patio so you can enjoy nature without the annoying bugs or harsh glare from the sun. Our trusted lighting and shading brand Lutron has partnered with Insolroll to automate the shades on your porch or patio. Keep reading to learn more about this new smart home feature.

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Lutron Lighting Systems Connect with the Amazon Alexa

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Control Your Lights with Voice Commands

By now you’ve likely seen the commercials and advertisements for either the Amazon Alexa or Google Home—devices that allow you to control your smart home with your voice. As one of the premier Lutron lighting installation companies in New England, C&T Systems is excited to share the news that we can connect your Alexa with your Lutron lighting system. So if you got this new gadget for Christmas, or you still have it on your wish list, keep reading to discover how Alexa connects to your lighting. You’ll be amazed at how this little gadget can enhance your Stonington, CT home.

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Use a Brand You Can Trust for Your Lighting Installation: Lutron

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The Benefits of Using Lutron for Your Home Lighting Control

Did you know that the lighting manufacturer Lutron created the first solid state dimmer? Since 1959, Lutron has been a leader in lighting innovation and has brought new controls to homes and business all over the world. Some of their most famous projects include The White House and The New York Times Building.

C&T Systems is a certified Lutron dealer and has extensive experience installing their lighting and shading systems across Connecticut for over 15 years. Continue reading to learn more about all of the lighting services we have to offer in your area of Danbury, or anywhere in Connecticut.

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Which Motorized Shades Are the Best for My New Canaan, CT Home?

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Window Treatment Ideas for the Connecticut Homeowner

Choosing an interior design style, paint color, or curtain pattern for a room can be a difficult process – especially if you have a hard time making decisions. Throw technology options into the mix and the decision making can get even more challenging. C&T Systems can help you make the right choice when it comes to motorized shades in your New Canaan, Connecticut home. Continue reading to discover which materials, manufacturers, and systems are the best.

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Save Energy with Lighting Control and Design

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C & T Systems Can Make Your Hartford Home Green with Lighting Control Solutions

From electric cars to solar panels, there have been a lot of positive developments in the movement to conserve energy. But have you heard of the change that is happening in the home technology world? Believe it or not, making your home green with automated lighting controls can make a big difference in your monthly energy consumption. C & T Systems can help you design a system that is tailored to save you more energy. In this blog we’ll cover how you can make it happen with automation and play your part in the movement to preserve our world.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Put Motorized Shades in Your Connecticut Home (Part 1 of 2)

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Add Beauty and Comfort to Your Connecticut Home with C & T Systems and Lutron

With so many amazing features of smart home automation, you may wonder, “What is so special about motorized shades?” Believe it or not, there are many benefits to automating and installing window treatments in your Connecticut home around Hartford, Glastonbury, Avon, or Farmington.

In this first installment of a two-part blog series, C & T Systems shows you three of six different reasons why Lutron motorized shade control will enhance your life at home and on the go.

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