Lighting Control Systems: Essential For All Homes

Home Lighting Control

One of the most basic functions of every home that often gets overlooked relative to how important it is is lighting. Every home needs some sort of lighting. Regardless of whether you have extravagant, fancy lighting fixtures in your home, or more smaller and modest lighting features, it is very hard for a home to be fully functional without lights. However, lights can sometimes cause a headache because of costs that stem from anything from bulbs to fixtures to the expenses on your energy bill. Additionally, lighting oftentimes feels very one-dimensional. Yes, they light up your home, which is definitely a necessity, but what other purpose can they really achieve? The answer to these questions and the resolution to your financial headaches costs by lighting can be found in lighting control systems! Here are a few reasons why lighting control systems are essential for every home.

Cutting Costs

As we just mentioned, one of the most frustrating aspects of lighting is the cost that is involved. Specifically, monthly electricity bills are very directly correlated to the lighting features in your home. A large reason why lighting control systems are important to have in your home is due to the energy savings potential. There are various ways in which lighting control can help to save your money. Firstly, control systems allow you to have constant control of the lighting in your home, regardless of if you are physically inside of the home or not. The utilization of alerts showing which lights in your home are on can help to decrease the amount of time where unused lights are wasting electricity. Another way lighting control is helpful is through programming and timer options. Timers can help you to control specific times when lights are on, reducing wasted energy and ultimately money.


Home Protection

Many people believe that the lights in your home are only useful in the sense that they can help you to see inside your home. While that is the main purpose of any lighting in your home, it is definitely not the only function. Lighting control systems do a tremendous job at providing additional security to your home. For example, have you ever left for an extended vacation and worried somewhat about the home looking vacant? Control systems do a terrific job at eliminating this. By using timers, you can set the lights to come on during the night, giving the appearance of someone being home. Additionally, lighting control gives you several different types of opportunities for security lighting such as motion sensor lights.


Operational Flexibility

Think about all of the lights that are currently in your house. More than likely, each light has its own switch to turn it on. These switches are generally located in the same room as the light, and the only way to turn that light on is through said switch. Imagine if you could turn every light on or off from anywhere in the home. Imagine if you could turn those lights on or off anywhere outside of the home! Lighting control systems make this possible. Control systems can generally be operated through mobile devices such as cell phones or tablets, or also through mobile remote controls. Either way, controlling your lights can happen from wherever you might be. That next time you are laying in bed late at night and realize that you left the living room lights on, you won’t have to make the trek to the room to turn them off, you can do it from the comfort of your own bed!

There is no more efficient way to operate the lights in your home than through lighting control systems.  From decreasing costs to increasing usefulness, control systems the best type of lighting system for every home. Do you currently have a light control system in your home? We would love to hear what any additional ways that they benefit your home! Let us know via the comments below or by contacting us on Facebook or Twitter.


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About the Author

Doug Greenwald founded Creative Sound and Integration with his business partner Ed Moreeau in 2001. Since then Creative Sound and Integration has been a leader in the home automation industry providing their customers with superior technology and customer service.