Light has the ability to function both practically and aesthetically. Lighting control systems maximize both the decorative and functional lighting equipment and bring illumination under direct control of the homeowner. Lighting control systems by Vantage and Lutron also feature latent memory capacity, and can operate in unison with home-automated programs that control lighting with timers and sensors. Because ILD employs its home automation team to install lighting control systems and equipment, clients of our firm receive the additional benefit of integrated, multifunctional lighting and design solutions.
Lighting control systems help our clients with long-term, accumulated savings on power costs. Our many years of experience in home automation and control have shown us that clients consistently save approximately 10% per annum on their power bills. Vantage and Lutron lighting systems contain astronomical timers that control both indoor and outdoor lighting power and brightness levels. Lighting control systems can manage motorized window shades and draperies at either preset intervals, or we can program them to respond to user commands via touch pads and remotes. They can also operate on either light or heat sensors, thus intuitively responding to their environment. This sophisticated efficiency works like clockwork, and it preserves equipment life up to 40%. By reducing maintenance calls and costs for our clients, we can provide additional, long-terms savings on unnecessary replacements. Return on investment in lighting control systems is therefore reliable and measurable, and is one of the best financial investments ILD clients can make for themselves.
Living life with full control of one’s choices and maximized command of one’s environment is truly optimal living. Lighting control systems create one-touch command- control over the interior lighting, making it possible for homeowners to adjust lights in any portion of the house through the touch of a button. Lighting control systems can operate with equal efficiency from wall-mounted touch panels and from hand-held units. People getting up in the morning or going to bed at night can adjust lighting in the living room, den, or kitchen without having to leave their bedroom. Homeowners can also enjoy lighting control systems with pre-programmed lighting themes. Many of our systems feature multiple combinations of brightness, color, and shadow that make each individual rooms look like many different rooms when scenes change. Lighting control systems tie directly into home automation networks and provide excellent background lighting for home theater and stereo systems. Homeowners can either run automated sequences that correspond to musical themes, or they can dim the lights to create theater-like effects within the comforts of their own home. Perhaps most importantly, security lighting control systems work hand and glove with security alarms. In the event of a home invasion, the alarm can flood the property with light and turn the interior lights on and off as a beacon to the police and a panic indicator to intruders.
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