How to Customize Your Home Lighting in Baton Rouge


The Essentials of Lighting Control

With so many amazing home technologies today, you may wonder what is so special about lighting control. This basic function is one of the more overlooked solutions in the smart home automation world, but you can actually reap big benefits with a new lighting installation in your Baton Rouge, Louisiana home. Custom lighting controls allow you to save energy, money and time. Here are some incredible features you may enjoy.



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Create Special Scenes
One way to make your home uniquely yours is to install one-of-a-kind fixtures, like chandeliers or modern-design lights. But you can also tailor your home with lighting control technology. Pair you lighting levels with other actions and then save them as a scene. All you have to do is open an app on your mobile device, select the brightness of light in the room you want to be in, and then add any other settings as well. Here are some examples:

“Good Morning Scene” – Wake up to the same scene every day by saving certain lighting levels. As your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. the lights slowly get brighter and brighter as the shades lift and the TV turns on so you can catch the morning news. You can wake up the whole house by programming actions for every room.

“Away” – Hit the “away” scene as you leave the house and all the lights turn off, the shades come down, and the alarm sets. By coordinating timers, dimmers, sensors, and these special scenes you’ll save a lot of money on utility bills and save energy.

“Movie Time” – It’s Friday and you want to unwind with a fun flick. Hit the “movie time” button and watch the lights softly dim all the way down to prevent glare on the screen, the shades draw, and the TV turn on to your favorite movie channel.

Install Custom Keypads and Dimmers
Though all of your lighting controls are easily accessible with an app on your mobile device, we can also install custom keypads on the walls so you can easily access any scene you like with the touch of a button. After all, it’s nice to have the best of both worlds – wireless access and physical controls. Your keypads can display a good morning scene, all off, all on, and also have a dimmer beside it so you can manually adjust it yourself. Our keypads come in various colors and styles so that they look beautiful with any wall color.

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The Nest Thermostat

So I decided it was time to try out the new Nest Learning Thermostat...self-programmable, iPhone-controllable and designed by the same folks who designed the iPod and iPhone.

It just arrived last week and is a cute little booger.  But why would someone pay $249 for "cute" you might ask?

Well, the truth is HALF of the typical utility bill is controlled by your thermostat.  Most people have purchased a programmable thermostat.  Problem is, they failed to properly program them to begin with.  With the Nest, simply operate it manually.  As you do, it automatically learns what feels comfortable to you, what times you wake up or go to bed, what days you tend to sleep in late, when you've left for work, etc.  After a few days to a week, it'll know your routine.  You'll soon find you won't be walking up to adjust it.

This video will show you a little bit about it.  But get this, your family has left for a summer vacation.  Dutifully, you set the A/C so it won't be running needlessly so much while you're gone.  But you want the house comfortable before you get home.  So you're on the drive back and about three hours from arriving home.  You open your smart phone and tell your thermostat to adjust the A/C to come on.  Voila!  Your home begins cooling for your family's arrival!

How the Nest works to save you money is pretty cool.  If you're interested, you can click here to see a simple little video illustrating that for you.

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10552 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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