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Offset Accent Pieces with Lighting Scenes—a Bright Idea for Home Decor: smart lighting,

Offset Accent Pieces with Lighting Scenes—a Bright Idea for Home Decor

Posted May 3, 2017

There’s a lot more to lighting than your standard-issue overhead lights and lamps. When used thoughtfully, lighting can highlight artwork and sculptural pieces, direct attention to an accent wall or interesting feature in your home, or add drama to your landscaping and hallways. And now, with smart lighting, it’s easy to program multiple settings for a single room...

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Smart Lighting: a Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits: smart lighting,

Smart Lighting: a Home Solution with Lots of Health Benefits

Posted March 23, 2017

Fluorescent lights, computer screens, neon signs—there is certainly a lot of peripheral light in our lives. And to your circadian rhythms, that light can read like a lot of excess noise. Fortunately, smart lighting and scheduled scenes can help you cut back on the effects of unwanted light—at least in your home—keeping you alert throughout the day and helping you fall fast asleep at night.

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Using Smart Lighting to Stage a Home: home automation, real estate, smart lighting,

Using Smart Lighting to Stage a Home

Posted November 28, 2016

Homebuyers are most amenable when they’re feeling bright and happy, so generally, flooding your interiors with warm, yellow light really gets them in the mood to sign. However, with a smart lighting system, you can use programing to cycle through various scenes that a buyer might go through in their day-to-day lives, helping them project themselves into your home’s spaces.

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Home Automation. It Ain't Just About Lamp Control.: security, smart lighting,

Home Automation. It Ain't Just About Lamp Control.

Posted October 16, 2014

I can remember the exact moment when I started in home automation. My wife and I were much younger and she had “inherited” a lamp timer; you know, one of those plug-in-the-wall, hog-the-whole-socket, ugly-as-sin, monstrous things you plug your lamp into so you can...

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Light, Elevated. [VIDEO]: home automation, keycaps, smart lighting,

Light, Elevated. [VIDEO]

Posted September 26, 2014

For most people it’s common to walk into a dark house after a long day at work, fumble with the keys, and attempt to turn on that darn light switch with arms full of groceries. Control4 makes this inconvenience a thing of the past for one Sarasota, Florida homeowner with automated lighting.

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5 Mood Lighting Ideas for your Home: interior design, smart home, smart lighting,

5 Mood Lighting Ideas for your Home

Posted August 12, 2014

Lighting is one of the biggest opportunities for homeowners to subtly but effectively influence the ambiance of your home, whether for your own comfort and convenience or to set the mood for your guests. When skillfully applied, lighting can elicit a wide range of emotional responses, helping to make a party more cheerful or a romantic dinner more intimate.

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And the Winner is…Wireless Lighting!:

And the Winner is…Wireless Lighting!

Posted March 4, 2014

The award-winning Control4 Wireless Lighting family recently added another prestigious industry accolade to its list of wins when it was named the 2014 Electronic House Product of the Year. In its review, Electronic House notes, “Control4 Wireless Lighting meets the needs of most residential and commercial projects worldwide and addresses the evolutionary adoption of LED technologies...

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Fully Automated in Fort Wayne: audio/video, comfort, home automation, smart lighting, window shades,

Fully Automated in Fort Wayne

Posted March 4, 2014

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous new condo in Fort Wayne, Indiana; it’s hard to imagine anyone ever wanting to leave it. In addition to its pristine-yet-inviting modern design and breathtaking skyline view, it’s an absolute technological wonderland, packed with the latest in luxury AV solutions, like a 65-inch XBR-65X900A 4K Ultra HD display and FMP-X1 Media Player from Sony, a 7.1-channel Focal Electra 1000 Be surround sound system, and a Dish Network Hopper with Sling Whole Home DVR...

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A New Era in Lighting [INFOGRAPHIC]: infographic, lighting, smart lighting,

A New Era in Lighting [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted December 19, 2013

Incandescent bulbs will soon be a thing of the past. So what does that mean for the future of lighting? It means smart, energy-efficient lighting options -- and as smart lighting continues to be an increasingly growing market, it is becoming more and more desirable to homeowners. Take a look at this infographic that shows the end of an era and the birth of a new one.

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The End of the Incandescent Bulb Brings a New Era of Lighting:

The End of the Incandescent Bulb Brings a New Era of Lighting

Posted December 17, 2013

As “the lighting guy” at Control4, I get a lot of questions along the lines of: Have incandescent light bulbs been outlawed? What kind of light bulbs should I be using? And…What can I expect from these newfangled CFL and LED lights?

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Smart Lighting for the Holidays: holiday, home automation, smart lighting,

Smart Lighting for the Holidays

Posted December 5, 2013

Once you have smart lighting in your home, it is hard to imagine living without it. Lighting is an integral part of our daily lives and a fun part of our entertainment experience. From my perspective, it’s right up there with music in terms of the enjoyment we get, and tops the list in terms of helping us be as energy efficient as we can.

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Seeing The Light: interior design, lighting control, smart lighting,

Seeing The Light

Posted November 6, 2013

If I believed everything I'm told, I would have thought that most interior designers had an aversion to all things home automation... especially when it came to lighting control. Ever heard the expression "wall acne"? Luckily...

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Smart Lighting Just Got Brighter:

Smart Lighting Just Got Brighter

Posted November 2, 2013

With Control4 smart lighting solutions, you’ll have the freedom, flexibility and convenience to change a mood or create a different ambiance in one touch—or even automatically.

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Control4 Smart Lighting Is Now Better Than Ever: automation, products, smart home,

Control4 Smart Lighting Is Now Better Than Ever

Posted July 10, 2013

Lighting is such an important aspect of a home, yet it often goes unnoticed. Lighting enhances aesthetic appeal while also managing energy consumption and providing comfort. A well-lit kitchen provides us with an opportunity to gather and share stories over a meal. Lighting in the theater room lets us enjoy a cinema-like experience from the comfort of our couch. And a brightly lit exterior enhances the look and feel of a home while also providing added security.

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Control4 Delivers the Lighting Control Solution of the Future…Today!:

Control4 Delivers the Lighting Control Solution of the Future…Today!

Posted July 2, 2013

Let’s face it: the upgrade cycle for electronics is a vicious, never-ending saga of self-flagellation. We consumers who like to stay on the cutting edge of tech are almost stuck with a sick sort of Stockholm Syndrome: We know next year’s new smartphone is probably going to sport the feature we really wanted last year; we know next year’s TVs are going to be packed with some new enticing net-connected feature. Do we buy a new receiver now, or wait until the brand we want adds Spotify or AirPlay or gapless FLAC playback down the road at a price we can afford? And don’t even get me started on the perpetual upgrade game when it comes to computers.

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Making a Scene:

Making a Scene

Posted June 19, 2013

When I first got my Control4 system, the guys kept asking me what kind of “scenes” I wanted. Blank stare. I had no idea what they were talking about. Five years later, scenes are my best friend. A “scene” in Control4-world is a combination of controlled events that are activated at the touch of a button, or if you choose to automate them you can set them to trigger based on a time of day or some other event, like a garage door opening.

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The Benefits of Control4 Lighting and New Advanced Lighting Features: automation, lighting, products, residential, smart home,

The Benefits of Control4 Lighting and New Advanced Lighting Features

Posted June 4, 2013

My wife and I have lived with the benefits of distributed audio and video in our home for years and now we can't imagine living without it. It's just one of those things that becomes a part of your family routine and adds to the enjoyment of being at hom

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Control4 Lighting Control Is Now Better Than Ever!:

Control4 Lighting Control Is Now Better Than Ever!

Posted May 6, 2013

Today, we issued a press release announcing our next generation, amazingly fantastic new lighting solutions. The product family represents one of the most significant product rollouts in our company's history. Consumers are getting their smarts-on with re

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Amp Up Your Energy IQ for Earth Day!: earth day, energy, green, holiday, infographic, savings,

Amp Up Your Energy IQ for Earth Day!

Posted April 22, 2013

Did you know it's better to leave your faucet in the cold position? That a desktop computer uses quite a bit more energy than a laptop?

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Keycaps Your Way. Don't Worry, We Don't Judge.:

Keycaps Your Way. Don't Worry, We Don't Judge.

Posted March 29, 2013

The best thing about Control4 is that you can customize your home to fit your lifestyle. The best thing about Control4 Keypads is that you can activate that customization instantly with the simple push of a button. But the best thing about Control4 Keycap

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Automation in a Winter Wonderland:

Automation in a Winter Wonderland

Posted December 6, 2012

Last week I decided it was time to put up my lights for the holiday season. (To be honest, my wife actually did the deciding. She decided and I executed. That's the way it works at our house.) Since my home seems to get smarter and smarter with each passi

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Mom = Sherpa:

Mom = Sherpa

Posted November 5, 2012

One thing nobody tells you before you become a parent is how many bags are involved. As a busy, working woman, I have to be prepared for anything and my life has to be fairly portable --so I already had an oversized purse, a computer bag and a gym bag. Ne

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Sometimes It's The Little Things:

Sometimes It's The Little Things

Posted October 5, 2012

One of my most vivid childhood memories is of my dad, running around the house turning off light switches, hollering at the top of his voice: "Why are all these <bleep> lights on? How hard is it to turn a <bleep> light off? I'm

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