Updated: Sep 6, 2020
5 Innovative Lutron Smart Home Lighting Control Features
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At Bravo AV, we consider lighting control to feature far more than just the simple on/off switch. In fact, we value lighting as an essential component of any smart home throughout the state of New Jersey – allowing you to enhance convenience, security, energy-savings, productivity and elegance throughout your property. But what, exactly, can you achieve with a smart home lighting control solution? One of the most common features is that you can manage any room’s lighting levels from the convenience of a smartphone application or a wall-mounted keypad strategically located as you enter the room. But you can accomplish far more than that. In this post, we will explore four of the most innovative smart home lighting features you can showcase at your property in the New Vernon area. Just keep reading below to find out more.
Geofencing Perhaps you’ve encountered the following scenario before: You arrive home in the evening after a late run to the grocery store. You’re carrying bags in both hands as you enter your house, and all of the lights are off as you try to maneuver your way to the kitchen. Maybe as you rush off to work every morning, you forget to turn off hallway lights and leave them on throughout the day. What if you never had to worry about either of these two potential issues? Geofencing can perform lighting automation tasks based on your smartphone’s current location. For example, whenever your smartphone enters the vicinity of your home (such 100 yards from your property), you can program your system so that it automatically turns on lights leading from your entrance hallway to the kitchen. Likewise, whenever your phone exits the vicinity of your house in the morning, you can command your system to automatically turn off any lights you might typically leave on. You don’t have to remember to turn off the lights or fumble groceries to turn them on. Your smart home lighting control system can do it all for you.
Smart Away Perhaps you’re heading out of town for a vacation. It’s entirely possible that you might be experiencing anxiety about leaving your house vacant for an extended period of time – what if a potential burglar notices no one is home and breaks in? Through a smart lighting solution, you can deter potential criminals through a setting that mimics occupancy, even while you’re gone. Our lighting control partners at Lutron feature a Smart Away setting that accomplishes exactly that. When this setting is active, connected lights throughout your home turn on and off randomly throughout the evening, giving the appearance that people currently are in the house. You can activate a Smart Away setting through a variety of ways. You can turn this setting on through geofencing, for example, or you can manually activate it through browsing the Lutron control application on your smartphone.
Home Technology Integrations One of the best benefits of a Lutron lighting control system is that it’s not a standalone product – it can integrate with several other technologies you might feature in your house. For example, if you have smart security cameras that can detect motion, our team of installation experts can connect them with your Lutron lighting system so that lights flood the area the moment your sensors detect movement. You also can connect your Lutron system to your Sonos multi-room audio system – allowing you to create customized scenes that integrate both music and lighting. The best example of this is in reference to waking up in the morning. Instead of a dreary alarm jolting you awake every morning, instead, you can wake up to your lights slowly brightening in your bedroom as your favorite Spotify playlist begins playing your favorite music through your Sonos speaker system. Working remotely from your dedicated home office? We can help you create a scene that not only lowers motorized shades to limit outdoor distractions but also adjusts lighting intensity to the appropriate levels for optimal focus and productivity. Lutron even integrates with Savant, so your lighting system can be part of a more expansive home automation solution that works to limit unnecessary energy consumption throughout the day. Our team can help you not only integrate your many technologies with your lighting control system but also to program any scene that elevates your lifestyle. The options truly are endless. Below is a video detailing how you can enjoy easy access to your favorite keypad scenes through the Lutron application.
Design Options While a smart home lighting control solution allows you to transform the way you manage your property’s lights, it also doesn’t ignore some of the more traditional ways you control the lights – through switches, dimmers, and keypads. With a Lutron lighting control solution from our team at Bravo AV, you can upgrade the existing switches at your home with ones that not only connect to your centralized Lutron system but also complement and even enhance your space’s interior design. You can choose from several design styles that offer dimming and on/off capability and modern or traditional looks, and you also can select from a variety of finishes and colors that match your surrounding walls. You can even can personalize in-wall keypads to feature the lighting scenes discussed above and place them strategically throughout your house.
Installation, Design and Configuration One common misconception about a smart home lighting control installation is that it will be a messy process. Walls will need to be opened, and it overall is a hassle. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. With an innovative Lutron RadioRA2 lighting control solution, you can overhaul your home’s lighting systems without re-wiring your entire house. Here is how that process works. Firstly, we will add a centralized controller for your brand-new smart lighting system. We then will replace your “dumb” switches with smart switches and keypads that wirelessly connect to your controller. As we install your controller, we also at that point can configure your preferred lighting scenes that will later be accessible through your in-wall keypads, as shown above, and your smartphone control application. The process indeed is that simple. All it takes is getting in touch with our team to get started.
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Bravo AV is proud to be an HTA (Home Technology Association) Certified Installation Firm and professional A/V experts. Tom Curnin, the owner of Bravo AV, is a CEDIA Professional Designer, a certified THX Level 1 home theater professional and a member of the Home Acoustic Alliance trained to Level II. You can contact Tom directly at (908) 953-0555 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.