We’ve written in this space before about the many benefits of home lighting control. In fact, it is the number one smart home feature that homeowners are interested in when building or remodeling their house. As a standalone solution, it has many benefits, but when combined with additional smart home features it really multiplies the enjoyment of your St. Augustine, FL residence or vacation home.
Lighting control is undoubtedly all about convenience and luxury, but beyond that, there are concrete benefits in energy efficiency and safety too.
Intrigued? Let’s explore a few ways that lighting control works with other smart home functions to enhance your lifestyle.
See Also: Brighten Up The Season With Landscape Lighting
Here in Florida, the sun is strong and shining more often than not. Motorized shades are an increasingly popular option to protect interiors from UV rays and to manage the sun’s heat. Motorized shades can be controlled by a home automation system, and can be made to raise or lower automatically with the aid of sensors that detect temperature and UV rays – or just at specific times of the day.
With lighting control, you can add another layer of intelligence and comfort to your home. You can synchronize lighting with smart shades to have just the right amount of natural and indoor light needed for any time of day or activity. Combine that with a smart thermostat, and you can make the most comfortable environment when you’re home and increase the efficiency of your house while you’re away.
With outdoor lighting and a whole home audio system that includes outdoor speakers, you can create the perfect ambiance in your pool and patio areas. When the Florida weather cools off in late fall, an outdoor soak in the warm spa is something to look forward to after a long day. With lighting control, audio, and pool control, you can set a whole scene: set the spa to your ideal temperature, start a favorite playlist, and light up part of your landscape and the spa with just one button. If you have a waterfall, with today’s modern LED lighting, you can add even more dramatic effects with color in your pool area for evening relaxation.
Lighting, of course, can always provide a measure of protection. Intruders will think twice about a well-lit target. Again, when integrating lighting with smart security features, you can gain extra peace of mind. If you combine lighting control with intelligent security cameras, you can trigger lights to turn on outside when unexpected motion happens, and also get an instant alert. Smart lighting can also help in emergencies. If the smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night, a home automation system can light paths to exits, and flash the outside lights so first responders can quickly find your property in a dark neighborhood.
Want to learn more about what home lighting control can do for you? Just click here.
When you subscribe to the blog, we will send you an e-mail when there are new updates on the site so you wouldn't miss them.