Lighting Automation – A pretty bright idea.
When we talk about how home automation can make your life easier, we usually mention three things: Lights, locks, and thermostats. Locks and thermostats usually get the most attention, but not today. Today – let’s talk lights.
Home automation from Ener-Tel gives you the ability to control your lights in a way that saves energy AND improves your quality of life. Check out the information below, and you may rethink how you approach lighting in your home.
Lighting Automation Increases Comfort Levels
Tell your system to turn the lights on in the kitchen 30 minutes before you get home. Set another schedule to turn the lights off in the hallway an hour after you’ve gone to bed. If you’re watching a movie, you can dim the lights just low enough so that you can still see your popcorn but aren’t distracted from the film.
Lighting automation makes each of these scenarios a reality. Bright, dim, on, off, set to certain levels for certain activities… You have total control which means better lighting. And better lighting means increased comfort levels in your home.
Lighting Automation Saves Money
Did you know that dimmer switches automatically save 4%-9% in electricity over standard on-off switches? Dimmer switches are built to create ambiance, yes, but they’re also built to save money. Take a look…
The more you dim, the more you save. So where does automation come in? It’s like this: lighting automation allow individuals to adjust lighting to fit specific situations, set moods, create ambiance, and take advantage of daylight… all to reduce energy usage.
Reduce Usage Without The Sacrifice
Usually when we talk about reducing consumption of something, there’s a definite sacrifice involved. We are in a drought and our city is trying to conserve water. We’re sacrificing green lawns in this effort. One of the cool things about lighting automation is that you’re conserving energy without sacrificing anything at all.
You’re gaining extended bulb life, reduced energy bills, and increased comfort… Put simply: lighting controls enhance your home and your quality of life.