If you’ve ever built a new home or endured a remodeling project, you’re well aware of the importance of planning out every detail no matter how insignificant it might seem. Whether you did a kitchen makeover or converted an extra bedroom into a man cave, the first step in your planning journey is always the same, determine your ultimate goal for the project. Once you have those goals in mind, you’ll be able to consider decisions related to design, materials, and budget. But perhaps you’re not aware of the possibilities related to Vantage lighting control for your Dallas, TX home. Read on to learn more about this must-have home upgrade.
Why upgrade your home’s lighting system?
The days of flipping a switch to turn on a single light at a time have gone the way of the rotary phone, it may have worked well for its time, but new technology has come along to replace it and provide a better user experience. No longer do homeowners have to fumble for a light switch, arrive home to a dark property or have to worry about their house while away on vacation.
- Get Hands-Free Control – How often do you make your way through the garage or into your home, hands full of groceries, luggage, or a toddler? And no way to turn on the lights? With an occupancy sensor, the light turns on automatically whenever you enter a space. Not only great for entry ways, but also for rooms where you often enter with your hands full, such as a pantry, wine cellar, or laundry room. These same sensors can turn off lights a short while after you leave the space, making it easy to save on energy.
- Increase Safety and Security – The end of summer signals shorter days and no one in your family wants to arrive home to a dark house and fumble with the keys at the front door. A well-lit property allows each family member to safely make their way from the car into the house. An automated lighting system can be programmed to turn lights on around your property at sunset each day. An outdoor system that incorporates pathway lighting prevents slips, trips, and falls keeping you, your family, and guests safe. Additionally, landscape lighting can be added to increase the curb appeal of your property.
- Set Your Home to ‘Vacation’ Mode – Do you worry about what’s going on at your house when you are away on vacation? With a ‘vacation’ lighting scene, you can enjoy your time away without thinking about your home. Before you step out of the door, enroot to that tropical destination, tap on the scene button and voila, your home goes into away mode meaning lights come on at random times throughout the day and into the evening so that your house appears as though someone is home. Your outdoor lights, as well as, shades can be programmed as part of the scene giving you added peace of mind while you are away.
With Vantage lighting control, table and floor lamps can also be added to your lighting system providing convenient access to all the lights in your home. Start with a single-room and add on to the system as you need or outfit your entire home with lighting automation. Contact one of our lighting experts to learn about what’s possible.