We take lighting for granted because it’s so ubiquitous. Most rooms have overhead lights as well as task lighting in specific areas. Almost all houses have exterior lights, some of which are activated by motion controls or light sensors. Just about every room in your house is likely to have multiple lighting options, with several options for dimming. So what’s the best way to manage it all?
Control4 has a full spectrum of lighting products that allow you to control virtually any lighting fixture—large or small, interior or exterior, incandescent or CFL or LED. Your dealer will help you pick the controls you need and get them installed and programmed. They may even add keypads to control ceiling fans and other built-in fixtures such as kitchen disposals and bathroom exhaust fans. Combine lighting controls with wired or wireless keypads and outlet dimmers or switches to control lamps and other small appliances.
Specialized Control With Scenes
The name of the game here is control. Yes, you can use the switches on the wall, but that’s just the beginning. You can also create specialized controls for each room to achieve a specific lighting mood or “scene.” Each lighting scene represents a collection of settings that are optimal for a particular activity. Your living room may require an “Entertaining” scene and a “Reading” scene. In your bedroom you might opt for “Wakeup” and “Sleep In.” Your Control4 system can also pair TV, audio and comfort options with lighting scenes for total environment control.
Control All of Your Lights, From Anywhere
In addition to using scenes, you can also directly control lights via touch screen, TV remote, smartphone or tablet and PC. Each button on every dimmer, switch and keypad can respond to single clicks, double clicks, triple clicks and more. This provides a nearly unlimited array of options to give you total control of every light in your house.
Panelized Solution, Centralized Control
If you’re building from scratch, you might want to consider Control4’s panelized lighting system, which gives unparalleled management of all lighting in your house. Control of your lighting system is centralized in specialized lighting panels. Because of this, switch and dimmer controls can be minimized to maintain the clean look and feel of your home’s design. This also greatly increases the flexibility and control you can have in both your in-wall and screen-based controls.
Energy Friendly for Eco-Savings
One often overlooked aspect of Control4 variable dimmers is the ability to govern the power output of many fixtures. Most people can’t distinguish between 90 and 100 percent brightness. Setting the lights in your home to 90 percent can save up to 850 pounds of carbon dioxide per year—the equivalent of not driving a car for an entire month. You’ll enjoy the energy savings on your utility bill as you appreciate the positive impact you’re making on the environment.