Lighting control is one of the most often used features of home automation. Control your lights in home or office with voice, mobile device or touch pad. Control the lights while you are home, while you are out or place the on a timer.
Lighting control can help you set the mood and ambience of your home or office and can either be done individually (each light) or as a scene. Lighting scenes allow you to set multiple lights at the same time using either a single voice or a single touch command.
Examples of Lighting Control
There are an enormous list of examples for lighting, but below are some of the most common automated lighting scenarios:
- Home lighting – basic lights on/off for individual lights
- Sensor based lighting – move inside common used areas without the need to use switches
- Time-based lighting – turn on garden lighting at a predetermined time of the day or based on sunset/sunrise
- Pool lighting – turn on different pool lights (colours if desired) for different events
- Nighttime lighting – dim lights in hallways or bathrooms from a certain time of night
- Stair lighting – activate stair lighting from sundown to sunset
- Outdoor sensor lighting – add security to your outdoors by triggering lights based on movement outdoors.
A key feature lighting control is the ability to create pre-programmed scenes. Scenes allow you to group a series of different lights together into one single switch or command in order to return a given atmosphere. Examples could include the following, but we find that every customer has a unique set of scene requirements.
- “Goodbye” scene – turns off all lights in the house
- “Goodnight” scene – turns off all or selected lights in house
- “Party” scene – create a party theme
- “Movie” scene – create a movie lighting scene – turn off certain lights and dim others
- “Cooking” scene – brighten lights in the prep area and possibly dim lights in dining area
- “Security” scene – could be triggered when motion is detected outside and no-one is home. This would then activate lights inside and outside of the house.
- “Holiday” scene – turn it on when you are away to trigger a number of lights to come on during the night.
Lighting control not only enables you to easily manage many lighting zones increasing efficiency and security, it’s energy efficient reducing running costs by having lights turned off in unused areas or lights at a dimmed level.
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