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Choosing an Automated Lighting System

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Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your existing, lighting should be a part of the equation. While you may tend to be more focused on audio and video if you enjoy movies and music, it’s important to consider all your options when it comes to installing a smart home automation system—this is especially true of lighting.

A home with automated lights should be easy to use, intuitive, and offer a host of benefits. Here are a few options from Lutron, one of the biggest manufacturers of automated lighting products in the world. They pioneered lighting controls decades ago and to this day continue to bring technology and innovation to homes and businesses around the world.

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Caseta Wireless Products

Caseta Wireless products don’t require the installation of new wiring in your home. It’s the quickest automated lighting solution in both new and existing homes. It operates with energy-efficient, dimmable light bulbs and can control both in-wall and in-ceiling lights. There is also a plug-in lamp dimmer control module. This allows you to control every type of light in the house.

The Pico Remote Control, or Lutron App, you can turn all the lights off from anywhere in the house (or outside the house for that matter), adjust the lights and shades at any time during the day while you’re at work, and then from your car while you’re traveling or on the way home. This means you never have to come home to a dark house.

One of the more recent innovations is that Caseta Wireless works with Apple HomeKit so you can control the lights through voice command via Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

For Android devices, the Lutron App can downloaded from Google Play. You can even take this system to the next level by integrating Lutron’s shading system for even more energy savings.

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Additional Features

One of the biggest benefits of an automated lighting system is that it can be customized to suit your particular lifestyle. Keypads can reflect the exact scenes you want for each room. In the home theater for example, the buttons might say “Movie” “Intermission”, “All Off”, or “Reading”. Touch “Movie” and the lights will dim so that there is no light to wash out the image on the screen. “Reading” might leave some spot lights above the chairs on so your wife can read while you watch the game.

Keeping it clean and simple, the Grafik T dimmer enables you to swipe your finger along an LED strip to raise and lower the lighting level in a particular room. Tap the strip and all the lights will cycle between on or off.

You can even take your Lutron lighting system a step further by installing occupancy/vacancy sensors which automatically detect your presence and turn the lights on accordingly. As soon as you leave, the system turns them off so you’re not wasting money and energy on an empty room.

3 Ways Whole House Audio Enhance’s Your Lifestyle

An intelligent home audio system can change the way you listen to your favorite music. Imagine being able to quickly and easily select your favorite music and have it play in any room you like.  Each person in the house has their own dedicated zone that allows them to listen to whatever they like. Our whole house audio solutions offer the ultimate in flexibility without sacrificing the decor of your home.  When combined with our Control4 home automation solutions you’ll experience the ultimate in convenience

Keep Equipment Out of Sight

Stealth Acoustics specializes in designing speakers that are completely hidden from view. This enables us to design a system that offers incredibly rich sound without impacting the look of your home. The speakers can be installed in the ceiling or walls of your home offering a great deal of flexibility depending on your needs.

All audio equipment can be located in a central location that is out of sight and out of mind. All you have to do is select your favorite music by using the simple control interface on your iPhone or tablet. Then you select the rooms and the volume level. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

We also offer creative ways to hide your TV from sight as well.

Prepare Your Space for Your Enjoyment

Without having to worry about impacting the look of your home, you can place speakers throughout your entire home. This enables us to create distinct music zones for each member of the family. This allows everyone to get the most out of their favorite entertainment without disrupting others. Innovative Sight & Sound has a number of options available depending on your budget and needs.

We can even install acoustical treatments to further isolate rooms from one another. Home theaters and media rooms are a perfect example of spaces in which you want great sound, but you don’t want to hear it throughout the rest of the house. We can install sound dampening systems that isolate these rooms leaving the rest of your home peaceful and quiet.

Bring Your Music Outdoors

james outdoor speaker systems

We also offer a host of outdoor solutions for your backyard and pool areas. Speakers can be hidden through a variety of methods. We can even deliver deep, rich bass with an in-ground subwoofer. All the wiring is installed in the ground so you’ll never see anything. Control is as simple as the press of a button.

The weather along the coast can be harsh on equipment, but we use products that are designed to withstand the elements.

Contact us today to see how we can deliver a simple-to-use system in your beach home or coastal residence.