From a cheery, brightly lit kitchen to an evocative, darkened home theater, lighting makes a room. Your home is filled with light sources – overhead lights, under cabinet lights, chandeliers, reading lamps, table lamps, nightlights, floor lamps – and in order to set the tone of the room you have to run around flipping switches and sliding dimmers. The SOHO Shop’s residential automation systems allow you to manage the lighting throughout your home from a single, programmable interface.
Intelligent lighting can open up possibilities you’ve never imagined. Dimmer switches on lights throughout the house allow you to create the perfect atmosphere for a blockbuster movie by dropping the lights – without leaving the couch. You can reduce energy costs and lengthen bulb life without sacrificing visibility by setting all your lights to automatically come on at 90% brightness. Even create one-touch lighting routines such as a “nightlight” setting that guides children safely to the bathroom without waking the whole house, a “wake up” setting that gradually brings up the lights in the morning, or a panic button that turns on bright lights throughout the house if you hear a noise in the night.
Motion detecting lights are another option that provides for your family’s safety and convenience. Interior motion lights can make an infrequently used room such as a laundry or utility room safe to enter even when your hands are full. Exterior motion lights can warn off would-be intruders before they reach the front door. You can also tell your smart home system to activate security lighting from sundown to sunrise, and it will handle the whole process, including changing start and end times as the days grow longer.
Schedule a free consultation today to find out how intelligent lighting from The SOHO Shop can simplify your life.