Going Green in Your Home with Lighting Control

Today, more and more people are concerned about our environment and are looking to do their share to help conserve energy and protect our resources.  Installing lighting control in the home allows homeowners the opportunity to control the amount of energy being used.  Lights no longer need to be left on when leaving the home so that homeowners don’t return to a dark house, lights can be dimmed to help conserve energy and lighting control can be easily integrated into a home automation system.  This allows easy remote access through phones, ipads and laptops.  This is a great way to help the environment and implement a green aspect into the home.


How to Add Lighting Control to Your Home

by Steven Castle

Want to freshen up the appearance of your house, enjoy greater convenience and save some energy to boot? Then you should look into a lighting control system.

A lighting control system can automatically dim your lights, enact preset “scenes” so only the fixtures you need come on, automatically turn on and off lights so you don’t have to run around the house to do so- and interact with other home systems such as motorized window shades, security systems, thermostats and whole-house control and automation systems.

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Whole-house lighting control systems are available from companies including Lutron,LevitonVantage and CentraLite – as well as home control companies Crestron,Control4 and Savant (which recently purchased lighting control company LiteTouch). Also available are a variety of lighting control products that employ wireless Z-Wave and ZigBee technologies.


Read the complete article in Electronic House.