Intelligent Lighting Design
A home automation system will control lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems.
Home automation systems typically connect controlled devices to a central hub or 'gateway'. The user interface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet.
With one touch dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a 'Goodnight' button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. Your options are virtually limitless.
What is scene-setting or mood lighting?
Scene lighting has long been used in the commercial environment to create appealing lighting in areas such as restaurants, conference facilities and boardrooms. Gaining its name from the theatre where complex lighting changes are needed for each scene, it allows a lighting mood to be recalled by pressing one button rather than adjusting several rotary knob type dimmers. Applied to home use, scene-setting allows a user to select the appropriate mood of lighting for the task in hand (even if that’s watching TV) and all the lighting in the room will adjust to the preferred, pre-programmed setting.
A range of products giving comprehensive control of motorised curtains and blinds with an option for mains and low voltage motor types.
Curtain and blind control can be integrated into a smart lighting system, or indeed be used in a stand-alone configuration. As with all smart technology, the solution can be wired or wireless.