Kitchen Lighting Tips from the Pros – #5 Lighting Control Systems

Lighting Control Systems and Smart Home Technology

When talking about lighting options for the kitchen, we’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss installing dimmers and lighting controls.

Whether incandescent, halogen, or LED, all fixtures should be on dimmers at the very least. This allows you to raise the light in certain areas and lower it in others.

If you want to take it to the next level, however, consider full-blown lighting controls, which offer numerous benefits:

  • Convenience. Through the touch of a button or two, you can instantly adjust the lighting. You can also program your lighting from room to room, so that it goes on or off at certain times. And you don’t even need to be in your home to make this happen, thanks to your smartphone or tablet.
  • Energy savings. Today’s sophisticated light dimming systems enable you to lower a room’s light level in an effort to conserve energy and increase the life of the bulb.
  • Customized ambiance. “Mood” lighting is all the rage. For example, you could create a warm and cozy feel for your lazy Sunday mornings when you’re reading the paper.
  • One point of control. You’ll be able to lose the banks of dimmers or switchers you currently have. Instead, one wall-mounted keypad controls everything throughout your home. In addition to being functional, this also improves the overall look of your rooms.

Home control is an incredibly adaptable technology. There’s plenty of “head room,” so if you’re not ready to do your whole home, you can start with one room, like the kitchen. In an effort to offer this sort of control to our own customers, Wolfers Lighting recently merged with System 7, which designs and installs smart home technology. Something especially cool to consider: motorized shades, which can help control the amount of natural light coming into your kitchen (perfect if you’re cooking in a kitchen that faces the sun).




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