How Important is Lighting Control to Your Outdoor Spaces?


Get the Most Out of Your Outdoor Lighting With Diverse Control Options

During our meetings with clients, we talk to them about how to use mobile apps, sensors, and dimmers to optimize their lighting. Usually, conversations focus on the indoors—where people spend up to 90 percent of their time. But it's important to know smart lighting control is vital for outdoor spaces as well. Even when you're not using them, the right lighting still leaves a significant mark.

With lighting conditions subject to change at any time and security paramount, you need a proactive and intuitive way to manage all your fixtures. How can you use some of those same tools you use indoors to optimize your outdoor spaces? Each of the sections below highlights an essential benefit of outdoor lighting and the ideal means to bring it into your Mandeville, LA home.

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Stay Ahead of the Darkness

Sunlight does a great job of illuminating your outdoor spaces throughout the day, but do you have an efficient way to transition into nighttime without being left in the dark? A smart lighting control system lets you use timers linked to astronomical clocks. These automatically turn external fixtures on when the sun sets and turn them off again when the sun rises. You stay safe and comfortable without wasting energy.

Create an Inviting Atmosphere

Through dedicated scenes and motion sensors, design the ideal lighting to greet guests when they approach your home. Have a 'Welcome" scene that activates whenever someone pulls into your driveway. On command, all the fixtures lining your driveway turn on as do all path lights leading up to your front door. The main goal is safety here, but for new guests, it's also an ideal way to guide them to the entry you want them to use when they arrive.

Boost Your Outdoor Design

Showcase your favorite landscape decorations or your home's best architectural features with specialized fixtures from Coastal Source. A smart lighting control system makes it easy to use an app or on-wall keypad to alternate what you spotlight on a given day. Let us craft custom lighting scenes that each bring attention to fountains, gardens, or statues on your property.

Bolster Your Security

There are a lot of ways lighting also enhances your safety if used properly. Use path lighting linked to motion sensors to reduce tripping hazards. You should also integrate lighting with your security system. One thing intruders hate is being noticed. The second they set off motion sensors on your perimeters, drown them in bright lights to let them know you see them. These lights will also help you get better footage from your security cameras.

Enhance Your Comfort

Do you want to sit back and have a drink, host a pool party for the kids, or grill for friends on the patio? Efficiently transition your lighting for any situation through the use of smart scenes you pull up from a mobile app or keypad. Add in the rest of your smart home technology for optimal results! Take a "Grilling" scene, for example.  It switches on the patio’s overhead lighting and the light over the grill, turns on the fan to keep smoke from accumulating, and starts playing your favorite cooking playlist.

 
Are you ready to embrace the outdoors with a custom smart lighting control solution? Not only will you have more comfortable living spaces, but you’ll also boast the most beautiful house on the block. Our experts can help if you call us at 225.906.2589, fill out our contact form or chat with us below.
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3 Smart Lighting Control Benefits That Will Surprise You

The Secret Reasons Why Lighting Control Is a Bright Idea

Our customers have enjoyed lighting control benefits that have enhanced their comfort and sense of convenience within their Baton Rouge, LA, homes. Sure, we love hitting one button and turning off the lights downstairs when we’re cozy in our bedroom, but what about the hidden advantages a smart lighting user has?

We want to highlight those less-discussed benefits of lighting control in this blog. Keep reading to see which perks should make you look more closely at installing an automated lighting system.

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You’re Can Conserve More Energy

You can change the world one light bulb at a time, in more ways than one. Just by using the LED bulbs necessary in a lighting control installation, you’re cutting energy costs by up to an impressive 90 percent.

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Use Smart Lighting To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Smart Lighting Helps You Feel Energized And Save Money

With a brand new year comes the promise of self-improvement as we make resolutions to improve our lifestyles, but keeping those promises to ourselves can be a challenge. Smart home technology can play an active part in making your new year’s resolution stick well into 2019. As manufacturers find new ways that smart devices add convenience and comfort to your daily routine, they create new opportunities to make yourself feel better. At the forefront of these developments is smart lighting control.

In our latest blog, we look at how smart lighting control can help you accomplish three common new year’s resolutions. Keep reading to find out how you can achieve personal goals while making your New Orleans home more beautiful.

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Be More Productive

Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Do you work from home and struggle to be productive throughout the day? Tunable circadian rhythm lighting is a smart home solution that helps you feel more motivated by automatically adjusting lighting to stimulate the development of the hormones that energize you. Your body’s circadian rhythm is what regulates natural processes throughout the day, and that rhythm is synchronized to the movement of the sun because throughout most of history, the sun has dictated much of human behavior.

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How Can Smart Lighting Control Benefit Your Health?

Tie Your Baton Rouge Home’s Technology to Your Internal Clock

 We spend most of our days indoors. It’s a fact. Studies have shown that the average American is spending more and more time inside, and this affects our minds and bodies. Have you ever spent the day indoors and then felt shiftless and uncomfortable all night? If you ever worked in an office with no windows and harsh fluorescent lighting, you probably recognize that feeling of being drained by your surroundings.

That feeling is a result of your body’s circadian rhythm being interrupted by a lack of exposure to natural light that energizes and soothes you during the day and into the night. Keep reading to learn more about circadian rhythm and how a smart lighting control system for your Baton Rouge home can boost your body’s natural processes.

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Lower Your Energy Usage with Smart Lighting Control

Smart Lighting Makes Your Mandeville Home More Energy Efficient

When it comes to smart lighting control, most homeowners are excited about the ease and convenience. You can adjust any light in your home from your smartphone, which opens up new interior design possibilities as you discover new ways to light your space. But there’s another valuable aspect of smart lighting control, and when we say valuable, we mean literal value for your wallet. Smart lighting control helps you lower your energy bill by making it simple to monitor and adjust the energy usage of your lighting fixtures, which is both good for your bank account and the environment.

Read on to learn about the different ways smart lighting control can help reduce the carbon footprint of your Mandeville home.

Set Energy-Saving Scenes

Smart lighting control allows you to program specific scenes that adjust the brightness, temperature, and even color of your light sources. You can create a scene that dims the lights for occasions that don’t demand full brightness, which cuts down on the electricity used by your bulbs. Used in conjunction with ambient light sensors, your fixtures automatically adjust to the amount of sunlight in a room, so you don’t even need to take action to see regular decreases in power usage.

Check If Lights Are Left On

How many times have you come home to an empty house with lights on everywhere? Your kids don’t understand how much you end up paying when they leave the lights on in their bedrooms while they’re at school, but with smart lighting control, you can turn off any unnecessary lights in your home from anywhere with an Internet connection. When you get into the office, open your control app on your smartphone to see which lights were left off and switch them off with a simple push of a button.

No People, No Lights

You can turn off lights through your app, but if you want to eliminate a step, there are multipurpose sensors that can recognize when a room is empty and shut off or dim bulbs automatically. Those can be the same sensors that detect ambient light, providing two different ways for you to save on your energy spending. You can program your scenes to react to occupancy sensors in various ways. For your morning scene, occupancy sensors can turn off any lights in empty spaces. In the evening, those same sensors can dim the bulbs so that rooms are still illuminated but conserving energy.

 Want to learn more about how smart lighting control can help you save on your energy bill? Reach out to one of our experts at 225-650-7840 or by filling out our online form.

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How You Can Customize Your Home's Smart Lighting Control

Add Your Personal Touch to A Smart Lighting System

With a smart lighting system throughout your property, managing your lights goes far beyond just a manual on/off switch.

Not only can you alter the brightness and color of your home’s lights, but you also can control your system through a variety of methods.

In this post, we explore some of the best ways you can customize your Lafayette, Louisiana-area smart lighting control system through a professional installation.

Just keep reading to find out more.

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