If you’ve ever been in a home with intentional and thoughtful lighting design, you probably realized how big of a difference lighting can make to the look and feel of a room. Some homeowners don’t put much thought into the lighting in their homes, other than making sure there is adequate light in each room to complete the tasks at hand. But to other homeowners, the lighting is just as important (maybe even more important) than the décor, furnishings, and finishes they choose for a room.
Lighting can do everything from creating the right “feel” in a room to illuminating certain areas with specific task lighting to highlighting architectural finishes or individual pieces of art. Outside of a home, strategically placed lighting can make outdoor living areas and landscaping look just as beautiful at night as they do during the day.
When that lighting is easily customizable, it can completely change the mood of a room or outdoor area. It can take a space from bright and inviting to dim and cozy with the touch of a button.
At AVPA, we specialize in custom lighting systems using Crestron solutions. Crestron offers products that make home lighting control easy, even for those homeowners that wouldn’t consider themselves “tech savvy.” Their products are extremely intuitive. If you can operate a smartphone or tablet, you can easily control a Crestron lighting system!
Wireless Control of Your Home’s Lighting
Unlike many home lighting systems that require the use of hardwired dimmer switches to control lighting levels, wireless Crestron lighting enables you to raise and lower the lights right from your smartphone or tablet. If you decide you want to watch a movie, you can dim the lights in your living room without ever leaving your couch, or if you are entertaining and want to bring the lights up, you don’t have to leave the party to do so.
Another great aspect of wireless control is that it helps do away with techno-clutter. Dimmers and switches can be hidden away in a closet or garage, leaving your walls clutter-free.
Crestron’s wireless communication uses their own infiNET EX technology, rather than operating on WiFi. This gives homeowners—especially those in urban areas—more reliable performance from their lighting systems.
Total Integration with Your Home’s Systems
Crestron lighting systems are able to be integrated with many other systems in your home, including automated shades, your HVAC system, water features, and audio and video systems. Total integration means that you can control all of these systems from one centralized location. It also means you have the ability to set “scenes.” A scene is a preset that gives you one-touch control of multiple systems. For example, you could have a “Dinner Party” scene that puts your dining room’s lighting, temperature, and audio levels at predetermined levels with the push of one button. Or you could have a “Good Morning” scene that raises your shades, turns on certain lights throughout the house, and disengages your home security system all at the same time.
At AVPA, we provide Crestron programming both for new builds and existing homes wishing to install a home automation system or upgrade the one they have. Contact us to learn more about what is possible with Crestron programming. We have offices in California, Nevada, and North Carolina, but are available to work on homes anywhere in the United States.