Lighting Automation – The Starting Point Of Your Automation Journey
At Sound X Perience, we strive to understand our customers. We take time to listen to what they want and to put their minds at ease by answering any questions they may have, including questions around lighting automation. What we have learned through our extensive experience in the industry, is that for many people, Home Automation is intimidating!
With so much on offer, how do you know where to start, what you need, how much it will cost, and so on? It’s a minefield, no doubt, but we are here to help.
When posed the ‘Where do I start?’ question, our answer is, most often, with lighting. You see, lighting automation is a relatively inexpensive entry point that provides bang for your buck. The results are easily visible, and the process is simple to understand.
Lighting automation allows you to control the lighting in your entire home from one point – either a touchpad installed on a wall, or your smartphone, or tablet. Simple software enables ease of use, that even the most technologically challenged among us can cope with. Our programmers ensure that the programming is simple, and makes sense, to enable a frustration-free transition into the world of Home Automation.
Lighting Automation Unpacked
So, what exactly can lighting automation do for you? Well, to be truthful, it can do anything you want it to! But let’s start with the more every day uses. We all know our family’s tendency to leave lights on in every room they leave, right? Well, lighting automation enables you to see every light in the house with one quick glance at your phone, and switch them on and off as required. Fun fact here – you do not even need to be in the house at the time. You could be at a business meeting in Timbuktu, and as long as you have an internet connection, you can control your home.
But what about using your home’s lighting to improve its ambiance – to create romance, or the ideal study environment. It is a scientifically proven fact that lighting alone can hugely impact our moods, and our ability to function effectively. With lighting automation, the touch of a button can dim lights and create a loving, romantic environment, perfect for your Valentines Day dinner, while another button can brighten the light in the study area, to ensure your children are hard at work, preparing for school.
Your lighting design can say so much about you, and we would like to help you design that lighting to tell the story you want it to!
Yes. But even better, these features will save you money on your energy bill when you use them wisely. Here are a few ways how:
- Dimmers: Dimming lights means you use less power. Particularly when it comes to LEDs, as using them with a dimmer cuts down on energy at a 1:1 ratio. That means that dimming the light’s brightness 25% will use 25% less energy, and so on.
- App Control: Remotely turning lights on and off when you enter and leave rooms means you can become your personal movement sensor. Need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night? Avoid stumbling or leaving on a night light, and instead, control the bathroom light from bed with your smartphone.
- Exterior options: Outdoor lighting is a significant consideration for homeowners since a dark yard is a perfect place for unwanted things to hide. When you need to take the dog out late at night, you can quickly turn lights on and off – without having to install a complicated system – making sure you and your pup both feel safe.
Lighting automation can easily be retrofitted into a home, or installed at the building stage, so no one need be excluded from the wonder of this technology. Our technical team is well-trained to ensure the neatest work possible, ensuring that your introduction to wonders of automation is one that leaves you feeling content, and ready to take on the next step.
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The journey to Home Automation can be a scary one, but trust us when we say that automating your home’s lighting will be a welcome start to a journey you will never regret taking.
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