Create a Smarter Home with Automatic Sensors
How would it feel to have total automated control over your life at home? Did you know you can have customized control over your interior and exterior lights, HVAC system, security system, spa, music, and almost anything electrical? Today’s smart home technology provides a “hands free” lifestyle, that saves money and is energy efficient.
Lighting can be programmed with
- Dimmer Controls
- Motion Sensor Controls
- Occupancy Sensor Controls
- Timer Controls
Lutron RadioRA2® is an all encompassing product which allows you to program and control your home life through a wall controller, remote control, or a smart phone App. RadioRA2® can control anywhere from 2 to 200 devices without having to rewire your home since it is controlled by radio. It is also scalable! Start off with just a few lights if you like, and add more any time your needs and budget increases.
Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money and protect the planet. Our Dimmers and RadioRA2®’s built-in astronomical clock are a great solution! Did you know that if you dim a standard halogen or incandescent light bulb by 25%, you can save 20% in energy costs? RadioRA2® can be programmed to use dimmers, or even a countdown timer. You can set a timer to have the necessary lights on that you need when you arrive home. No one wants to turn on the front porch light before leaving for work in order to avoid coming home to a dark house. This is not only a waste of energy, but it also wastes your money. The less energy that is used, the more it helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
Occupancy Light Sensors are another great way to reduce costs. These sensors can detect motion in a room. Have you ever walked through your house to find nearly every room illuminated, but no one occupying it? These occupancy sensors can detect lack of movement in a room, and are programmed to turn off when this happens. The Occupancy sensors can be very cost effective when placed in spaces that are usually unoccupied for two or more hours a day. Since nearly 20% of the average homeowner’s electric bill comes from lighting, this is a key energy saving opportunity.
Pathway Lighting is another great benefit of RadioRA2® ‘s auto sensors. This feature allows you to move safely from room to room without having to fumble for a light switch. It can be managed through your wall controller, remote or a smart phone App. Pathway Lighting detects movement using motion detectors and turns on those programmed lights to help guide you from room to room as needed. It’s such a comfort to have your walkway and house lit up upon your arrival so that you can safely and easily enter your home with no hindrances.
Automatic Shades in your home or office are another automatic solution to help with light and temperature control. These shades can be programmed using actual time or astronomical time. For example, you can program your shades to lower each night at 7:00 p.m. using actual time, or program them to come down two hours prior to sunset when the sun is brightest on the western part of your house. Our automatic shades help to save energy and money due to the fact they help control temperature in your home. These shades are available in many colors and patterns, so you can customize each room to your preference!
Smart Grid Solution allows you to receive messages from your utility provider about how much energy you are using, when you are using it, and how much it’s costing you. By using this feature, your system will automatically respond to price changes, energy events, such as times of peak demand, by cutting back on the amount of energy used by your lights, shades, HVAC and certain appliances. This feature will help you save money! In addition to saving energy and money, auto lighting sensors will help increase your residential smart grid solutions. As a homeowner, you will have decreased home energy use, and an increase in savings on your power use each month. This will, in turn, increase your grid reliability, and decrease the carbon footprint you are leaving on the environment.
When you decrease your power usage, you increase the money in your wallet. Take back control over your piece of the world with easy, programmable lighting. Contact us today for an appointment, and let our lighting experts help design a plan to light your life!