A properly designed lighting control system can make all the difference in a person’s home because there are so many benefits to installing a home automation system. For those of you in our areas of Hartford, Glastonbury, or Avon who are new to the smart home world, light control is the ability to regulate the level and quality of light in a given space for specific tasks or situations. Gone are the days of simply flipping a switch.
When you partner with C & T Systems for lighting and shading work, your controls will be tailored to your lifestyle, easy to understand, and have high-class function. Here are some fantastic features of a lighting control system and the reasons why they hold so much value.
Dim the Lights to Varying Levels in Any Room
Installing dimmers is the perfect solution for those who dislike having only two options—bright lights or total darkness. With controls on your iPad or phone, you can adjust the brightness higher or lower. Wake up to a soft glowing haze, turn up the brightness during work hours, and then back down for a romantic dinner. Dimming not only gives you more options, but it also mirrors your different moods and schedules. And with home automation, dimmers can also be pre-set to operate at varying times of the day and for special occasions to save you time and energy.
Coordinate Motorized Shades with Lights
Managing the amount of daylight that enters a space is an important aspect of lighting control. By using shades in conjunction with dimmers, a control system can create the perfect balance between natural and artificial light. For example, in the morning the shades can be drawn all the way up and the electric lights off. Then in the early evening as the sun sets, you can lower the shades to a proper position and dim the lights halfway. Combining these two functions can help save the environment and cost.
Manage Light with Sensors that Detect Daylight and Motion
Most people are aware that motion sensors exist, but did you know that sensors can also detect natural light as well? This feature brings your automation to another level by going on auto pilot. With lighting controls, you can pre-set the system to follow a schedule, but you can also let it operate on its own. Your home is truly smart when it’s able to tell if a person left the room or when daylight is streaming in the window and then act accordingly. This is another way to save money, energy, and precious time.
These are just three features of a lighting control system, but there are so much more! With C & T Systems, you can design your home to match your lifestyle. Call us today at (860) 875-2876 or fill out the contact form on our website and discover how a lighting and shading system can benefit you for years to come.
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