Many homeowners are looking to add home automation to their new or existing homes. It’s become a very exciting aspect of home ownership. Home automation brings you control of your home through your phone, tablet, or computer almost anywhere in the world. Home automation gives you the ability to work with your lights, appliances, heating and cooling systems, electrical outlets, and more. It can also bring in home security automation for your alarms, doors, windows, locks, cameras, and smoke detectors. All these devices are controlled through a remote network available on your smartphone or tablet.
There are a lot of smart home appliances and controls that can be linked to your phone through a virtual assistant (Google Home, Amazon Alexa, etc.). Unfortunately, using smart lights that you can turn on or off on your phone doesn’t mean you have automated lighting.
True automated lighting comes from programmable lights, shades, and more. Automated lighting is programmed to act without your intervention and can respond to how you live your life.
Automatic shades are programmable to limit or allow sunlight into your home based on the time of year and time of day. This means, once it’s programmed, you don’t have to turn the blinds on or off, or touch any controls. The shades automatically open or close, based on the preferences you’ve already set. This is a much more natural way to control the sunlight that enters into your home.
Astronomical programming is a great feature included in automatic shade control. This means your shades will close at a predetermined time before sunset, and they adjust every day with the sunset and sunrise, allowing for the best lighting in the room all year round. This automation isn’t measuring the level of light in the room, but instead controls the light in the room based on the known position of the sun.
If you choose to use smart lights, you’ll be able to turn them on, off, and even dim them from your phone. Smart lights give you the ability to choose how the lights will function, but you have to actively change it. Using automated lighting controls means the lights, shades, and other lighting controls in your home automatically adjust to the light inside or outside your home.
Automated lighting control means you have more power over the lights in your home. Smart lights can turn off all the lights in your home with the push of a button or click in an app. Automatic light control senses if you’re home and what room you’re in, and adjust the lights based on previously programmed settings.
Using automated lights gives you the ability to program lighting scenes for different rooms in your home. Scenes are presets that can be recalled with the touch of a button. This turns on or off multiple lights, setting light levels throughout your home to create a certain mood. The lights can also be programmed to change the color temperature within your home, helping you achieve a good circadian rhythm.
If you’re looking to add variety and excitement into your home, look no further. At Argenta, we understand how to use automated lighting solutions to make your home comfortable at all hours of the day. It’s our goal to bring you more than just smart home control, but true automation. That begins with automated lighting solutions, and can extend into every room of your home. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.