Designed to enhance the functionality and aesthetic of your living environment, home lighting automation is a fantastic way to elevate your surroundings and maximise convenience.

To create a bespoke home lighting automation system, lights are wired to automated lighting dimmers and a centralised processor controls when lights are switched on and what brightness level they are set to. By replacing conventional light switches to automated switches or keypads, every aspect of your lighting can be fully automated.

With preset levels, you can create the perfect ambience throughout your property with the touch of a button. What’s more – home lighting automation is also an easy and effective way to save energy.

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3 Different Types of Home Lighting Automation

If you want to make the most of your home lighting automation setup, be sure to use it to enhance the functionality and ambience of your interiors. For example, you can create different ‘moods’ or preset levels, such as:

1. Task Lighting

If you’re working from home, concentrating on a new project, or simply reading a great novel, you’ll need strong lighting that illuminates your workspace. With task lighting, you can ensure there is sufficient brightness to meet your needs – and even set the lights to switch off when you leave the area!

2. Mood Lighting

Lighting design can transform any space and it’s a great way to adjust your environment to suit your mood. With coloured smart bulbs and a custom home lighting automation system, for example, you can adjust the colour and brightness to enjoy bespoke lighting designs that showcase your interiors and create a great atmosphere.

3. Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting refers to the general lighting you use in each room on a day-to-day basis. You may prefer to switch from bright lighting to soft lamp light or recessed lights in the evening, for example. With automated ambient lighting, you can ensure the system is familiar with preferences and set it to deliver the perfect lighting in any room.

Controlling Your Home Lighting Automation System

An automated system allows you to control your home lighting easily and effortlessly. In fact, there are a wide range of options when it comes to how you choose to manage your automated lighting, including:

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1. Button and/or app control

With buttons on a switch or keypad, you can turn individual circuits on and off or set different circuits to specific levels or ‘moods’. Each button can be programmed to do different tasks, depending on the room, time of day, or the month, so it’s easy to automate and control every aspect of the system.

2. Sensors

With movement sensors, your lighting system responds to what you’re doing and where you are in your property. Lights can be automated to turn on when you enter a room, for example. Similarly, you may want lights to switch off when no movement is detected. With the option to adjust brightness levels depending on the room and time of day, your entire home lighting automation system can respond to your activity instantly.

3. Timed

Exterior lighting generally impacts when you have interior lighting on, so why not set your lights to turn on and off at specific times of day or in accordance with astronomic events? With lighting that adjusts to changes in sunrise and sunset times, you’ll always benefit from optimal interior lighting levels.

4. Voice

With voice control, you can adjust your lighting simply by issuing a command, which is ideal for when you’ve got your hands full, you’re busy with a task, or you’re relaxing on the sofa and don’t want to go to the trouble of grabbing a switch or keypad!

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4 Benefits of Home Lighting Automation

Home lighting automation offers a wide variety of benefits, including:

1. Increased Convenience

With the ability to customise your lighting setup based on your personal preferences, every system delivers a bespoke lighting environment that’s perfectly suited to your day-to-day needs.

2. Enhanced Security

With lighting automation, you can enhance the safety and security of your property. Keeping your home illuminated to deter unwanted visitors or using a ‘holiday mode’ to give the appearance of someone being at home is a great way to optimise security, for example.

3. Reduced Energy Usage

Lighting automation allows you to utilise your lighting more efficiently. As a result, you can reduce energy consumption, cut the carbon footprint of your home, and enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle.

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4. Smarter Interiors

Lighting has a huge impact on how your home looks and feels, and home automation allows you to use this to your advantage to elevate your interior design and enhance your surroundings.

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Lighting Automation Brands We Work With

At E29, we work with a number of leading home automation brands to deliver bespoke home lighting automation systems, including:

Rako, Control4, Crestron, or Lutron lighting installation?

Although each of these industry-leading systems works in a similar way and all offer exceptional functionality, there are notable differences in the range of switches and keypads. By working with our expert lighting technicians, you can find the perfect system to deliver the functionality and aesthetic you’re after.

Our Favourite Lighting Automation Systems

We’re committed to delivering optimal lighting automation systems that provide seamless functionality and enhanced aesthetics, which is why we favour Control4 lighting, Crestron, Lutron, and Rako lighting installations.

However, our favourite lighting automation system depends on the project we’re working on. For example, we’ll work with you to determine which system delivers the best performance based on:

  • Type of installation (renovation or retrofit)
  • Type of lighting (mains, dimmed, switched, 0-10v, DALI)
  • Budget
  • Preferred aesthetic
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Experienced Home Automation Specialists In London

With more than 20 years’ experience, our team has extensive expertise when it comes to home lighting automation. When you trust us to design, supply, and install your new automated lighting system, you can be confident that we’ll deliver an unrivalled service and unparalleled performance.

To find out more about our home lighting automation services in and around London, contact our friendly team now on 0207 720 7877 or email us at info@element29.co.uk

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