How Can Lighting Automation Bring Your Home to the Next Level?
Why You Should Have Automated Lights Installed
After the invention of the electrical digital computer in 1940, Lighting automation was created and quickly became a luxurious way to emphasize architecture or to try and set a certain type of mood in a downtown city area. In today’s world, lighting automation is used in most homes. There is almost nothing you can’t add light to. If you can think of it, you can have it installed in your home.
Whether you want the lights underneath your upper cabinets to be customizable or you want track lighting installed in your home theater, lighting automation adds a level of luxury to your home that otherwise wouldn’t be there. Continue reading to learn more about lighting automation and all the benefits it brings!
How Are Automated Lights Installed?
Lighting automation is when automated changes in lighting levels are created to enhance the mood of a space, emphasize architecture, illuminate displayed art, etc. This type of lighting is usually adjustable and allows the homeowner to change the mood of a room in a matter of seconds, so it is often compared to the rising or setting of the sun.
When an expert electrician installs automated lights in your home, they will:
- Map out and install electrical wire
- Exercise safety precautions
- Install a system controller (which allows for on/off timer settings and controls the speed and intensity at which the lights come up)
- Install the lights
- Install smart switches
Once the system is installed, the homeowner can link their home’s lighting system to a smartphone or tablet for added convenience and control over their lights!
Lighting Automation Benefits
As technology progresses, more people are beginning to automate their homes, especially the lighting in their homes. Installing automated lights into your home can help you lower your electricity bill each month by making it easy to turn off lights when you’re not using them.
Some other benefits associated with automated lights include:
- Exterior automated lights add a feeling of security outside the home
- Increased property value to your home
- Reduced risk of tripping in the dark and other accidents
- Added convenience of adjusting the lights before you even get home
- Increased the comfort level of your home
Handling the Maintenance
Taking care of your electrical system is not only recommended, but it is also vital for the safety of your home. Faulty electrical work can quickly lead to dangerous emergencies if you aren’t careful. Maintaining the electrical work in your home will keep you and your home safe from electrical fires and other disasters.
Here are some important maintenance tips to remember:
- Regularly clean your lights and fixtures
- Replace fixtures when necessary
- Routinely check for compromised wiring
- Make sure all light switches work properly
- Be on the lookout for unusual noises and smells
These are all things that can be done on your own throughout the week. However, it is recommended to have an electrician come check your electrical system and automated lights at least once a year. Doing this will keep you, your home, and your neighbors safe from disasters!
Point Loma Electric and Plumbing Works Hard For You
You can trust the experts at Point Loma Electric and Plumbing to keep you safe from emergencies. They work hard for their customers because they understand how dangerous electrical work can be. They care about the residents of San Diego and will be there for you with A+ service whenever you need them. Call and schedule your next appointment today!