Harvest Daylight by Combining Automated Lighting and Shade Solutions
Do you remember walking into your home when the lighting just happened to create an almost magical space? Sunlight filtered through the blinds, adding a touch of beauty and warmth, and lights lit up the darker corners in subtle, golden hues?
Both natural and artificial lighting can transform our homes. As Thomas E. Farin, lighting consultant and educator, said, “Light is the first element of design; without it there is no color, form, or texture.”
Smart home lighting control solutions can automatically create a space that turns light into the elemental design form it was meant to be. Let’s discover how a home lighting control system can bring beauty, warmth, and elegance to your home, whether in Naples, FL, or New York.
The Art of Daylighting
Daylighting is using natural sunlight to reduce the use of artificial lighting, adding beauty, conserving energy, and improving well-being. It can boost our vitamin D levels, an essential nutrient for strong bones, improve sleep, and ward off seasonal depression or the winter blues.
Of course, for anyone that’s tried to work on their computer or watch TV with the sunlight blaring through the windows, it’s clear that the sun’s rays have their drawback. Not only can they disturb our workflow, but the sun’s UV rays can also harm fine art, furnishings, and flooring.
Today’s shades come in different fabric options. Sheer shades allow the sun’s soft, diffused natural light to enter a room while minimizing the harsh UV rays. Blackout shades block out all light and are perfect for media rooms and bedrooms where total darkness is preferred.
Automatic Sunlight Control
Fortunately, adding natural sunlight to our homes doesn’t require an endless opening and closing of blinds. Today’s shading solutions harness daylight by automatically adjusting throughout the day. They open wide to let sunlight in the Eastern-facing windows in the morning and continue to change as the sun makes its way across the sky.
When combined with the HVAC system, your blinds will also close to diminish the heat of midday’s direct sunlight, reducing the load on your HVAC systems.
Combined Lighting Control
As the sun rises and sets and your shades adjust, your lighting system also changes. When paired with daylight sensors, lighting automatically transforms based on the changing amount of sunlight. Lights dim or brighten to the perfect hue and temperature.
We can also set your lights to mimic natural sunlight with the latest smart tunable LED lights. Your lights start the day simulating the soft yellow rays of the early morning sun. Then, as the day progresses, they transform to subtle cool blue tones that sustain our focus before returning to the warm red hues of a fading sunset that brings relaxation and peace.
The Ultimate in Control
Of course, they’ll be times when you want to take the helm and control your home’s lighting. We can program your home automation system to set the lighting and shades with one tap on an elegant in-wall keypad, touchscreen, tablet, or remote.
Preset scenes can also set the mood for different activities. For instance, an “Entertainment” button can set the lights to the color of golden candlelight or arctic blue, depending on your guests and theme. Sheer shades lower to allow privacy while still letting guests see your beautiful landscape lighting. The home audio turns up your party playlist, doors unlock, and the fun begins.
When your lighting, shades, and temperature operate together, your home becomes a synchronous unit, adjusting throughout the day to create the ideal environment. StereoTypes delivers smart home lighting and the latest home automation solutions to homeowners along the East Coast, from New York to Florida. In business for over 30 years, we’ve evolved from high-end audio solutions to high-tech entertainment, innovative concealment systems, and productivity solutions. To learn more about the newest home lighting control systems or schedule a complimentary consultation, contact StereoTypes today.