Lighting Control 101

With the rise of the smart home, lighting control is becoming an increasingly popular way to automate your home and make life easier. It can allow you to easily set the mood in a room or turn off lights remotely when you’re away. Not only that, but it can also help save energy by allowing you to control which lights are on and when.

When applied correctly, a lighting control system is one the most valuable of all “automation” products you can add to your home or business. When implemented correctly, automating your lighting can save you time and money.

The most common misconception about this technology in the residential world is that it is only for huge homes. Another widespread problem is the poor design of the control systems interface. The primary reason is that most lighting systems are sold and programmed by entities without experience in developing user interfaces.

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We at Dale Johnson Systems have decades of experience with lighting control and are experts in developing user interfaces of all types. We also specialize in completely integrating lighting control with the power of other household systems, including TVs and media rooms.

Lighting Automation

Lighting automation has become a popular technology in modern homes and businesses, as it offers convenience and control to the user. Automated lighting systems allow users to control their lights through voice commands or through their smartphones, making it easy to customize the lighting in your space for any occasion or mood. Smart home lighting automation is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and business owners alike due to its ease of use and the wide range of features available.

Smart home lighting automation helps people save energy by allowing them to set schedules for when their lights should turn on and off, as well as dimming options that can reduce consumption even further. Automating your lighting system also adds an extra layer of security when you are away from home; you can set up timers so that lights switch on and off randomly while you’re away, giving the appearance that somebody is home even when no one is there.

Centralized vs. localized:

There are two types of lighting control devices, centralized systems, and local dimmers. Centralized lighting panels require a specific electrical wiring configuration and local dimmers replace the standard light switch in the wall. Control of these systems is executed from a simple keypad or touch panel. Local light dimmers have keypads programmed to control any light or group of lights.

Centralized lighting systems are commonly used in large homes or homes where the owner wants to reduce wall clutter. Local light dimmers give you the convenience of automated control but do not eliminate the presence of the light switch on the wall. Generally, one is for new construction, and the other is great for retrofitting.

Reward of ownership:

When a lighting control system is programmed correctly for its owner, it can eliminate all the hassle of using a standard lighting system. A properly tuned lighting system will adjust itself at the precise time of day based on an astronomical clock. This means that you will always have the home perfectly illuminated as the sun starts to set or rise. As the evening progresses and activity shifts from dining to entertainment, the system can track your movement and activities to select the right lights at the right level. As the evening moves into night changes, continue automatically.

When you are out of town or not at home, the lighting system can be programmed to emulate your habits and give would-be intruders the impression that the home is occupied.

All of these conveniences are true for any business that operates at night. The system can be linked to the security processor and surveillance equipment.

The best thing about modern lighting control is that it has come way down in relative cost to design, purchase, program, and install in recent years.

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