Why Now Is the Time to Install Lutron Lighting Control
Control Hundreds of Devices Across Your Home From a Central Interface
If you’re familiar at all with smart home automation, you’ve probably heard about lighting control and all the benefits such systems have to offer. You’ve probably also read about Lutron, the world’s brand for expertly designed lighting control systems.
But Lutron has a wide range of options available for homeowners, so how do you decide which one works best for you? Today we’ll examine all the benefits a Lutron lighting control system can bring to residents of New York’s Scarsdale region, as well as the capabilities of the different Lutron products.
One immediate benefit of any lighting control system is the ability to control all your home’s fixtures from one device. This makes it easier to manage the lighting throughout your home and lets you automate your system for even greater convenience.
Here’s one example: When you’re heading out for vacation, you can switch all the lights in your home off with one command. If you’re concerned about home security while you’re away, your system can turn on different lights during the evening to make it look like someone’s home. When you’re at home, you can also use your lighting control system to turn off all your lights when it’s time for bed. This is more convenient than wandering through the home switching everything off by hand, and you’ll see significant energy savings as well because there won’t be any lights accidentally left on and running all night.
Lutron makes this centralized control simple. At the most basic level, the Caséta system supports up to 50 devices, though the remotes don’t include control of preprogrammed scenes. Control over 50 devices also may not be adequate to cover your entire home. A more viable beginner option is the RA2 Select. The RA2 Select can support up to 100 devices, and the remote includes scene control.
A more substantial option is the RadioRA 2 system. The RadioRA 2 can support up to 200 devices, which makes it a good starter system that can expand to eventually include your whole house. If you’re looking to go all out, the HomeWorksQS system supports up to 10,000 devices and features integrated control with smart thermostats.
A MORE BEAUTIFUL HOME
Your lights play an essential role in your home’s aesthetic, both in terms of setting the mood and how elements within the room are perceived. Conventional fixtures only give you a choice of having your lights on or off, but with a dimmable and programmable lighting control system you have much more flexibility.
Being able to alter the brightness and color temperature of a light fixture as individual elements gives you a wider array of lighting designs to choose from. With the right combination of colors and brightness levels, you can shine a spotlight on certain features, hide other elements in shadow, and generally create more diverse lighting styles. Whether you want brighter lights and colors for entertaining, dimmer lights and color tones for relaxing, or anything in between, you can make it happen with a lighting control system.
Lutron goes beyond fixtures and makes sure your control panels complement your interior design aesthetic. Their lighting solutions include several distinct styles of keypads and dimmers. You can also add custom engravings to those devices, and they’re available in a wide range of finishes to suit any style preference.
This is just the start of what Lutron lighting control systems can offer homeowners. To learn more, fill out our online contact form or call our office at (914) 921-0099. We can’t wait to work with you on your next project!