As a Houston based company, Illuminations Lighting and Design services a broad segment of the Houston homeowner community. We routinely encounter extremely large and custom homes and unique architecture throughout the many neighborhoods we service. As such, home automation for Houston clientele has to be a custom science congruent to the diversity of the marketplace. As an unzoned city, the diversity of floor plans we frequently find even in smaller neighborhoods such as the Upper Kirby district requires further innovation in home automation design and installation. As a vendor of cutting edge technology from every major manufacturer, and with a trained staff certified in both residential and electrical contracting, we specialize in a level of home automation consulting, creative solutions, and equipment installation unparalleled in the Houston marketplace and quite possibly any marketplace throughout the Lone Star State.
Spanning a geographic area second only in size to Los Angeles, Houston requires a significant commute to work from almost any location on the city map. As such, Houstonians fight traffic delays and road construction daily both to and from the pressure cooker workplace of the world’s energy capital. When they return home, they want stress relief, convenience, and entertainment on demand. The home automation systems we install for these individuals must reflect both downtime and unique personal lifestyle to truly accommodate client needs. Setting the right mood after returning home from an exhausting day in the office requires one-touch control of one’s automated home lighting system. With Vantage lighting products, ILD clients can choose between keypads or touch panels and give themselves control of both brightness levels that set mood and lighting scenes that reflect activities, function, decorative themes, and private events.
Many residents of large and custom homes especially like the interactive home automation available through AMX, Vantage and Lutron controls, where a central processor ties together a series of touch pad or key panel controls, giving one the ability to manipulate light in individual rooms or select whole house lighting scenes. Another popular option for Houston homeowners is wireless home automation systems that require no rewiring within the existing architecture. For smaller homes we normally install a Lutron RadioRA system, and for larger or custom homes we utilize the Lutron RF system. Both home automation options utilize a special radio frequency to communicate between controls and devices, and their ability to adapt to existing wiring eliminates damages that can result from cheaper materials and generic installs.
Once the lighting sets the mood, it is time to truly unwind to some music or watch a movie favorite in the comfort and privacy of the home. For family members that want to watch the same movie from the privacy of separate rooms, we can install a home automation system with multiple TV’s, DVD players, and media rooms throughout the house. We can then configure the very same home automation system to simultaneously manage musical selections, distributing both control of music sources and volume levels to LCD keypads placed in as many rooms of the house the owner desires. For this level of sophisticated entertainment, we often recommend that the overworked Houston homeowner invest a bit more in quality downtime by upgrading to a custom designed and installed ILD home automation theatre system replete with options ranging from multi-screen output, high definition projectors, shades automatically responsive to movie start times, and theatre screens that cover entire walls and output surround sound quality equivalent to the best movie houses in town.
As Houston continues to grow and its international business community continues to diversify into new industries and marketplaces, increasing numbers of Houstonians will come to value the uniqueness of a home automation system custom built from the ground up by Illuminations Lighting and Design. After fighting the detours, the heat and humidity, and the traffic jams, don’t you deserve the best we have to offer? Call us today at 713-863-1133 and let us assure you that you do.