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4 Ways to Use Lighting Control around the House

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Elevate your lifestyle with smart lighting technology 

A lighting control system puts you in charge of the illumination at home. Unlike conventional methods, you don’t have to use a clutter of wall switches and dimmers to control each individual lighting fixture. Instead, a centralized, easy-to-use interface becomes the control hub that you can use to adjust the lights in real-time or schedule them to function around your routine activities. 

Read on to discover the top 4 ways you can use smart lighting technology around your Austin, TX property. 


1. Improving Security with ‘Mockupancy’

Many smart lighting brands, such as Lutron, allow you to switch on the ‘mockupancy’ mode as you leave the house. When you use this mode, the lighting system automatically turns the lights on or off at different times to make it appear to any outsiders that you’re home. Consequently, it deters thieves and trespassers from entering your property, thus improving security. 

2. Get a Warm, Well-Lit Welcome with Geofencing 

A lighting system equipped with geo-fencing capabilities always gives you a bright and well-lit welcome whenever you come home. As soon as you pull up in the driveway or enter the front door, the lights will come to life after detecting your geographical location. The system is linked to your smartphone, which detects your location and preps your property for your arrival. 

3. Scheduled Scenes for Everyday Activities

With smart lighting technology, you can schedule lighting scenes for different activities you perform throughout the day. For instance, program the lights to turn on when it is time for you to wake up, making your mornings more peaceful and refreshing. Similarly, preset scenes, such as when you’re working in the home office, to turn the lights to cool whites with increased brightness. With a press of a button, you can switch to ‘work’ mode. 

On the other hand, for winding down in the living room, press the ‘relax’ mode, and the lights can turn warmer and dimmer, creating a peaceful environment. Essentially, you can customize as many scenes as you want and recreate them with a press of a button. 

4. Enjoy Remote Access for Added Convenience

Your smart lighting system can be accessed remotely. Simply download the lighting system app on your phone and adjust the lights throughout the house with a few taps. Whether you’re sitting in your backyard or thousands of miles away, you can still stay in charge of the lighting system with remote access. If you ever forget to turn off a light, all you need to do is press a button on your smartphone.

Elevate your home experience with lighting control. Bennett Technologies can help you implement intelligent lighting solutions in your home. Call us at (512) 590-0633 to get started on your project in Austin, Spanish Oaks, Steiner Ranch, or Lakeway, TX. You can also fill out an easy online contact form for more details. 

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