A day in the life of smart lighting is anything but ordinary. And we’re not talking about a few smart bulbs placed in strategic locations throughout your house. While plug-and-play smart technology may work in some situations, you won’t experience smart home control at its finest. Lighting control systems from makers like Lutron add light and life to every room in your house – with the simple tap of an icon or button.
By designing a smart lighting system with remote capability as well as elegant fixtures, you improve the look, feel, and function of every room. Keep reading to learn how four places in your Asheville, NC, home can benefit from smart lighting.
How you wake up and go to bed affects your mood and quality of sleep. Since you begin and end your day in the bedroom, it’s the ideal place to install a smart lighting control system. Tunable lighting (or circadian lighting) helps you fall asleep faster and wake up refreshed by syncing with your body’s natural circadian rhythm.
As you wind down in the evening, your lights turn from a brighter blue-white light to a softer warmer color to stimulate the production of melatonin – a hormone that balances your sleep and wake cycle. In the morning, the lights automatically and slowly adjust to a bluer hue, easing you into the day. You can also program a lighting scene for the bedroom for any occasion, “Morning, “Evening,” “Reading,” or “Romance.” Then, touch a button on your smart home tablet, and everything adjusts to your specifications – even your motorized shades.
Ordinary lights don’t belong in your home theater. In order to make it a stunning private cinema, you need something much better than can lighting. Companies like Lutron offer a wide range of light fixtures for your home theater. Create the look and feel you want with fiberoptic lighting, recessed and color-changing LED lights, wall sconces, cove lighting, backlighting, and more.
Then, when you step into your home theater, you’ll experience stunning space for immersive home entertainment. Best of all, you won’t need to flip a wall switch to adjust the lighting. Right from your luxury theater seat, open your tablet or smartphone app to control every technology in your room. Just like the bedroom, by setting a scene, one button tap adjusts everything to prepare you for the big show!
Do dinner differently by adding smart lighting into the mix. It’s a recipe for an incredible experience. Smart lighting control systems let you set the right atmosphere for every meal. Whether it’s a family meal, dinner with friends, breakfast or brunch, or a romantic dinner, your lighting can cater to the occasion.
So, if you’re having a special dinner with a loved one, tap the lighting scene on a mobile device or wall panel, and then the magic happens. The lights dim and change to a soothing color while your whole-home music system plays the perfect song to set the mood. If it’s dinner with a large group of friends or family, touch a scene to add fun color and bright illumination for your time together.
Landscape lights can be smart too! In fact, your backyard is the perfect place to experiment with color, illumination, and creativity. Patio lights, yard lighting, pool lights, and hardscape lighting elevate your outdoor entertainment – whether it’s a backyard bash with friends, a cookout with family, special time with a loved one, or quiet time by yourself. A programmable light scene complements all the outdoor events in your life.
Add outdoor audio and video, and you have the makings for a memorable experience every time you step outside. And of course, you can control everything with your smart home touchpad, smartphone app, or voice control.
Would you like to learn more about the benefits of installing a smart lighting system in your home? Call Kasted Design Group at 864-640-4822 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.
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