This week we would like to explain all about Lutron home automation, what it is, what it does, what it looks like and why we do such a good job when we install Lutron into homes.
‘ Whether you are looking to reduce costs, increase comfort, manage light control solutions, Lutron products offer the flexibility you need with the energy savings you want.’ Lutron Website
What is Lutron?
Lutron is a lighting control solution enabling fantastic home automation for your lights. It is installed into your home and allows you to control any lighting fixture in your home at the touch of a button. You can control the levels of any light and set these according to your activity or mood.
What does it do?
In its basic form, Lutron is a lighting control system. It gives you the ability to control any lighting fixture in your home from any button. You can scene set changing a selection of lights to a specific brightness to create that mood for dining or relaxing. Further to this it can be integrated with audio, video, security, and HVAC systems to create a fully automated home from top to bottom. From simple integration with a single system, to sophisticated high-level integration with an entire home, Lutron control panels are designed to work reliably and intuitively simplifying a series of tasks to one button press.
The saving energy factor is also a great reason for installing Lutron in the home. Rather than turning every single lighting circuit on full brightness, Lutron allows you to set specific levels e.g 50% brightness or 25%. It can also automatically turn lights off after a certain time or when it doesn’t detect movement in a room.
What does Lutron Home Automation look like in the home?
There are many different options and solutions available depending on your needs and requirements.
Working examples we often use is having a button by your front door with different presets to turn on the lights you want on in the house, and ‘All Off’ to turn all the lights in the house off as you leave or a ‘Welcome’ button turning on all the lights in the hallways and landings allowing you to navigate to your room of choice without being in the dark
- Whole Home – control the lights, blinds and temperature throughout your entire home. With the simple touch of a button, you can automatically raise and lower blinds to add privacy, protect furnishing, and adjust the temperature in a space. Adjust the lights in your whole home using a hand-held remote, wall-mounted keypad, or tabletop control. Control temperature control from keypads, mobile devices and the timeclock. Seamlessly integrate with other whole home systems such as A/V and security for a complete solution.
- Child’s Room – engage your children in saving energy. Installing a dimmer in a child’s room saves energy and extends bulb life. Combining the dimmer with an occupancy or vacancy sensor increases the energy savings by automatically turning lights off when the room is empty.
- Family Room – make the most of your family room. By controlling your lights and blinds you can make your family room a place everyone can enjoy. Adjust light levels for different activities – from game night to entertaining guests, and from watching TV together to reading quietly. Wall dimmers, keypads and wireless controls help ensure the right light is never far away.
- Home Office – Make work time more enjoyable and productive and your home office more efficient with control of your lights and blinds. Easily dim overhead lights for any task. Control natural light to reduce glare on your computer screen by adjusting the height of your window blinds at the touch of a button.
Element 29 are suppliers, installers and programmers of the Lutron products. Our team has years of experience of working with Lutron and its application in the home. We run projects integrating Lutron with a whole host of other smart home systems such as Heatmiser and can integrate it with many different Audio Visual aspects of your system. We know the system so well, with all its intricacies, that we can deliver you every bit of value this amazing product has to offer in terms of energy saving, lighting and advanced home control. Please contact us for more information.