How to Get Started with Lighting and Shading Control
Automated Lights and Shades are Always a Bright Idea
Lighting and shading control is often considered a must-have aspect of any smart home because of how much convenience it adds to your lifestyle at home. If you’re considering adding lighting and shading control to your Texas residence, it can be tough to know how to get started. Keep reading to learn the main aspects of lighting and shading control so that you can start taking advantage of its benefits in your University Park or other Dallas area home.
Choose Your Brand
When it comes to lighting and shading control brands, two companies stand out far above the rest: Lutron and Crestron. Some control systems only control lighting or shading, not both, which can make the system more complicated. That’s not the case with Lutron and Crestron. The great thing about Lutron and Crestron is that they both provide so many different options: roller shades, wireless dimmers, skylight shades, touchscreen controls, and more.
From the same company, you can get everything you need for a complete solution. And beyond the technical aspects of the control system, Lutron and Crestron also offer window treatment design elements. You can look through their extensive collection of different fabric types, colors, and patterns to find the best options to match your home’s décor.
Pick Your Locations
The types of lighting and shades you choose will depend greatly on where you put them. It’s important to get the right lighting and shading materials for your lifestyle and the purpose of each room – blackout shades for a media room, but transparent shades that simply reduce the sunlight glare will serve the client better in rooms with a gorgeous view. After you decide which rooms you want to have lighting and shading control in, a DeVance Electronic Lifestyle expert will be there to offer advice and guidance on selecting the best materials for each space—considering everything from what the ideal fabric type would be to reduce UV damage to furniture on through to the final selection of light fixtures to accentuate your artwork.
Connect Your Systems
Once you’ve chosen your lighting and shading solutions, the real fun begins: automating the shades and lights to fit your needs. You can keep the lighting and shades separate with standalone designer dimmers, switches, and sensors, or you can integrate them into your smart home automation system for one-touch control of your entire house.
Connecting your lighting and shading solutions allows them to work together to save energy, aid with home security, and enhance your comfort. DeVance Electronic Lifestyle can set up pre-programmed “scenes” that set the ideal levels of lighting and shading for unique purposes. For example, pressing the “Goodnight” scene might turn off all the lights in the home and lower the blackout shades in the bedrooms, creating the perfect environment for a restful night’s sleep.
Are you ready to join the many luxury homeowners who chose to upgrade their lights and shades with automation? DeVance Electronic Lifestyle has been automating homes for nearly 15 years. We can help you create the perfect lighting and shading solution for your home, walking you through the different design options as well as handling the technical aspects of installing your lights and shades to be easy to use and durable over time. To learn more, contact us or schedule an in-person demo at our showroom.