Tech to Know: Lutron Homeworks
You can design your home with handmade works of art, beautiful fabrics and rugs, and custom-made furniture, but if that’s all you do, you’re missing a whole dimension of design: light. With Lutron Homeworks, you can use the full spectrum of light to design—and change at the touch of a button—any kind of mood, colors or lightscape that strikes your fancy. And while design is one of Lutron Homeworks’ most obviously attractive features, that’s just where the benefits begin.
Enhance Home Security
Consumer Reports recommends both outdoor and indoor lighting on timers to help deter potential home invasions, and this advice is so accepted these days that most of us probably consider it common sense. But with Lutron Homeworks, these sorts of home security enhancing lighting choices take on a whole new effectiveness. You can turn lights on and off by remote, smartphone or tablet, or you can program them to change ahead of time. You can create outdoor lighting schemes that are not just invasion deterrents, but also enhance the safety of welcome visitors who are navigating the paths around your home. They happen to be beautiful as well. And finally, Lutron Homeworks can connect your home security system to your lighting system. Lutron’s automated shades can be connected to the system as well, giving extra confidence that your belongings and interiors are shielded from prying eyes.
Welcome Yourself Home
Walking into a dark home can be off-putting, even when that home is yours. Lutron Homeworks offers a variety of ways to turn on your interior and exterior lights with the touch of a finger. You can use the system’s portable wireless controller or, if your system is connected to your home automation, you can control your lighting via smartphone or tablet.
Control Your Environment
Lutron Homeworks allows you not just to design any lightscape you want in any room, but also, it allows you to make changes, room-by-room, with one touch. Wireless controls can be used in any room to go from your daytime lighting design to your cozy reading light or romantic evening mood, and anything in between. Lutron Homeworks also offers tabletop controls to make total control simple. For example, you can use the “all off” button on your tabletop controls by your bedside: no more hopping out of bed to check to see if the kitchen light was left on. And if you do need to hop out of bed for some reason, the “all on” switch will be sure to light your way.
Let In The Light, Or Not
Lutron Homeworks controls more than just lights: it also provides control over Lutron’s motorized window shade systems, allowing you to make the best use of your beautiful views. When you want to let in more light, you can do so with one touch. But blocking harsh sunlight, or simply shading your TV from afternoon glare, is just as simple. Automatic shades can also be programmed or controlled remotely from your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to close your home shades anytime, from anywhere. With this system, you can realize significant home heating and cooling savings, as well as protect your privacy and increase security.
With Lutron Homeworks, you can easily integrate your lighting control system with your entire smarthome system, including audio, video, security, and HVAC. Lutron’s system is design to work seamlessly with the other smart systems in your home so that integration creates greater convenience and ease rather than headaches.
Energy savings without sacrifice
Lutron Homeworks can unite convenience and high design with a variety of energy-saving capabilities in any home, including the ability to control motorized shades and block house-heating sunlight, the “all off” button to ensure that no lights are left on, and whole-house dimming capabilities. You can even install occupancy sensors that automatically turn lights off when a room is left empty.
If you’d like to find out more about how you can have custom lighting design and control in your home, call us at Jackson Hole AV. We are longtime partners with Lutron and would love to show you the possibilities.