If you’re a current home owner, you’re probably interested in adding smart home technology to your property. While smart home automation is getting more affordable and easier to use, it’s still not as easy as swapping out incandescent bulbs for LED ones. Not all manufacturers make lighting controls, and your contractor must know which bulbs and switches will work with your new system. Older dimmers and switches won’t work with LED bulbs and will cause flickering.
Some systems can control multiple scenes in one room, while others can be configured to be more complex. For instance, a whole home lighting control system can switch off all lights when you arrive at the door, or illuminate multiple rooms at once when you return from work. In addition, you can use a keypad in your home to control external lights, enabling you to switch them on and off according to a schedule. Many of these systems also have iPad control, which allows you to use them while you’re away.
Automated lighting systems are not only efficient in terms of energy use, but they also increase your home’s security. You can also integrate your home’s lighting control system with your security system for additional safety and protection. A motion-detection system can deter home intruders while allowing you to keep your home well-lit at all times. These systems can make your life much easier and help you save money at the same time.
The Spacer System dimmers can control all lights in a room, including table and floor lamps. With the help of lighting control systems, you can program a certain ambiance or mood and use different levels of brightness for each. The system also allows you to store up to five different lighting scenes for each room. This allows you to create specific scenes and save them for quick access. You can use these preset lighting settings to accent specific furniture or architectural features.
Home lighting control systems can be connected to the internet, so they automatically know when to turn off the lights for energy-saving purposes. These systems sync up with other smart devices in your home to learn your habits and recognize where to turn on and off. Most people have a natural schedule for when they turn lights on and off, and they tend to feel different when they’re turned off at certain times. By scheduling your lights to turn off and on when you’re not home, you can keep a safe nighttime routine.
Automated lighting control systems come in two basic types: hardwired and wireless. Hard-wired systems need a central control panel, which requires cabling. Wireless systems require no wiring and are easier to install. The only difference between the two is that wireless systems can control fewer devices. If you have a hardwired system, make sure you install it before adding more lights and dimmers. It is recommended to install lighting control systems for the main living area, including the kitchen and dining room.