Improve Your Home’s Style, Security and Efficiency with Solutions from Lutron
Few home automation systems offer as many benefits as quickly as automated lighting and shades. With these systems in place, you get one-touch control over all your home’s fixtures and shades, letting you customize your lighting in new, exciting ways while also improving your energy efficiency.
If you’re unfamiliar with the nuances of lighting control and motorized shades, it may be difficult to know where to start. As a Lutron dealer, Pacific Audio and Communications has the perfect system for the lights and shades in your Kailua-Kona, HI home. In this blog, we’ll walk you through some of Lutron’s premier automation solutions.
Lutron lighting control systems offer many aesthetic and convenience benefits. For example, your system can automatically turn off all your lights when you leave for work every morning and then turn them back on once it detects you near your front door. You can also simplify your daily routines with automated schedules. Your lights will gradually get brighter in the morning when it’s time to wake up and then slowly dim in the evening when it’s time for bed. Finally, you can design lighting scenes for different occasions, using dimmers to create striking new combinations of color and shadow.
Lutron’s wireless solutions make centralized control over all your fixtures simple. Their RadioRA 2 system can support up to 200 devices, so you can start small and build out or jump right in if you’re feeling bold. For larger projects, the HomeWorksQS system supports up to 10,000 devices and gives you integrated control with Lutron smart thermostats.
Both the RadioRA 2 and HomeWorksQS lines come in several styles and colors. Both systems feature various types of keypads and dimmers in a wide range of finishes. You can also add custom engravings.
Motorized shades are another stylish but functional addition to any smart home. Once installation is complete, you have control over all the shades in your house from a single, central interface. You can raise or lower any shade, anywhere, at any time, or set your shades to adjust themselves. It’s a far cry from having to lower or raise each shade manually.
Motorized shades are also very effective at lowering your home’s utility costs. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, almost half of a typical homeowner’s electric costs come from heated and insulating your house. You can reduce your energy usage by setting your shades to adjust themselves throughout the day. This way you’re using warmth from the sun or blocking it as efficiently as possible to heat or cool your home.
One of Lutron’s most popular and advanced shade systems is their Palladiom line. Palladiom shades are designed to make as little noise as possible during operation. The end brackets are made with an aluminum unibody structure, which stores the necessary electronics as well as the indicator lights.
Palladiom shades can also be made to match any interior design, and they can be installed in minutes. The shades achieve a “floating” look because the hardware fits inside a window recess without any external mounting hardware. This design means the shades are flush with the edge of the window.
Lutron also took special care to make sure Palladiom shades allow as little light as possible past the edge of the shade, promoting greater energy efficiency. And you need not worry about finding a particular fabric, style or color to match your home. Visit the Lutron website to check out the dozens of available styles, colors and fabrics.
Ready to live a more comfortable, luxurious life with Lutron lighting and shading? Call us at (808) 938-1321, find us online or click on that chat box in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser.