Home automation lighting system encompasses all lights and lighting layouts both inside and outside your home. As a lighting contractor and design firm, Illuminations Lighting and Design specializes in configuring home automation lighting systems that are customized to the individual needs of a particular home owner. We function as vendors for the world’s leading manufacturers in the lighting industry, and we carry certification in both residential and commercial electrical contracting. This multi-faceted and highly-developed skill set, combined with an eye toward creativity and innovation, makes us Texas’s premier, one-source solution for home automation lighting design in Houston, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, and even as far as El Paso.
Regardless of the equipment furnished or configuration deployed, our clients share one key expectation critical to the selection and design process: ease of operation through one-touch functionality. Home-automated lights operate via lighting processor in a unit hidden in a closet or other inconspicuous location within the home. Our job is to program that system. Our clients simply need to learn what buttons to push on the controls. We typically replace standard switches with touch pads and keypads by Lutron and Vantage anytime we configure a home automated lighting layout. Keypads offer more options both for lighting levels and lighting combinations. The standard keypad normally offers eight lighting scenes reflective of different activities or times of day. Such programs include welcome, goodbye, entertain, and even vacation. Most clients want a keypad in the foyer near the door so they can set the mood on the way in or out of the house. At the same time, they expect more from their home automation lighting than 8 basic themes. With a touch pad positioned in a den, living room, or home theatre, we can expand their selection to include up to 255 different scenes, all accessible and operable through the same simplicity as a touch pad.
As any home-automated lighting system requires a significant financial investment in addition to the value of the home and home furnishings, we keep safety and security foremost in mind whenever configuring a new installation. Home automation lighting systems not only power functionality and entertainment within the home, but they also prove highly effective at preventing home invasion and property vandalism. We have a number of options that can accomplish this within your particular home-automated lighting layout. Both Lutron Homeworks and RadioRA technology program exterior lights on an astronomical clock that turns them on automatically at sundown and turns them off again at sunrise. These systems also include a panic button, so if a homeowner awakens to suspicious sounds outside, one push of the button will simultaneously flood the yard with light, sound the alarm, and turn the lights on within the home so law enforcement can find the home more quickly.
Another major benefit to any ILD home automation lighting configuration is energy savings. Our many years of experience and extensive training in this industry has proven time and again that whenever a client dims their lights by as little as 10%, a corresponding 10% reduction of energy costs results. Dimming lights by 10% also extends bulb life five times the standard life expectancy. When out of the house, working, or entertaining outside, dimming the lights by 75% will extend bulb life up to 10 times normal expectancy. Both through reduced power consumption and less frequent bulb replacement, ILD clients with home automation lighting systems consistently experience a 5-15% total energy savings per annum.
Call us today at 713-863-1133 to see exactly what we can bring to your home in the form of peace, tranquility, modern convenience, and cost-cutting solutions through the world’s best technology and Texas’s most innovative and creative technicians in the field.