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How a Smart Lighting Design Can Improve Daily Life


The Modern Approach to Lighting & Shading

Whether you’re moving into a new house, undergoing construction, or preparing for a home improvement project, smart lighting design can make a world of difference.

What do we mean by lighting design? We mean methodically installing lighting fixtures at multiple levels, letting you easily change light settings for various daily activities. And with smart lighting control and shading, you can customize the appearance of your lights as well as automate when shades raise and lower.

We design and install lighting systems that not only add beauty to Iowa homes, but make homeowners’ lives more convenient and streamlined. Discover the benefits of smart lighting and shading for your Coralville-area home below!

SEE ALSO: 7 Times You’ll Use Motorized Shades in a Day

Mood-Boosting Lights

When you’re stuck with only one shade of white, your light bulbs might not always suit the mood. Warm lighting is cozy at night, for instance, but feels drab during the day. Likewise, bright, cool lights are energizing for daylight hours but are too harsh for the evening.

This all changes with a smart lighting system like Lutron’s RadioRA 3. Your home’s bulbs automatically shift appearance throughout the day, starting with bright, cool lights. By the afternoon, your home is illuminated by a golden glow, preparing your mind and eyes for restful sleep.

Control Your Way

You can activate and customize your lights anytime with Lutron, accessing the entire house through the wireless RadioRA 3 system. Use your phone, tablet, wall keypads, or even voice control to dim the lights, shut off the entire house, or set the mood for a party.

Save Time & Add Style with Motorized Shades

Lighting control doesn’t stop with light bulbs! Incorporate motorized blinds, drapes, and shades into your smart system for extra comfort and convenience. Your window treatments will instantly lower at the press of a button, or photosensors can trigger shades to activate when the sun beams into a room.

Smart shading brands like Hunter Douglas and J. Geiger offer countless shading models and fabrics. For instance, if you’d like to see outside even while shades are lowered, high-transparency shades reduce glare while preserving the view. Or perhaps you’d benefit from blackout shades in the home theater or bedroom. From wooden blinds to curved walls and floor-to-ceiling windows, there’s a solution for your home.  

Lighting Automated to Your Schedule

Have you ever sat typing away at your desk, only to notice it’s suddenly dark across the house? It can be startling and even unsettling, realizing the day has ended.

But when you own a smart lighting system, you can schedule your lights to gradually turn on in the afternoon, set to a dim, warm setting. If some rooms or hallways lack natural light, we can program the lights to appear brighter and the shades to always rise during the day, letting in the sun. Schedule your lights to turn off when you aren’t home, too, so you’ll never waste energy!

Getting Started with Smart Lighting & Shading

Could your Iowa home benefit from intelligent lighting and shading? We would love to help. Contact Reference Audio Video & Security to learn more about our lighting design services and smart technology integration. We look forward to working with you!

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