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One of the nicest luxuries available to any homeowner is automated lighting control.

Lighting control can solve several specific problems.

In many new homes, the sheer number of light switches is overwhelming.  It's not uncommon to have five or six light switches in a row near the front door, the living room, or the kitchen.  Even if you memorize what those switches do, your guests will be baffled.

This problem can even exist in older homes.   The most we have ever seen was in a large home on St. Charles Avenue in uptown New Orleans.  It was a beautiful home, but in the hallway just outside the kitchen were 13 light switches, all in a row. 

A lighting control system allows all of those switches or dimmers to be hidden away, with only a small keypad in the room to operate the lights. (Left)

A lighting system can also improve the security of your home.   It can act as a light timer, turning lights on and off to simulate an occupied house even when you are away.   Outdoor lights can be set to come on during the night.  By linking to your security system, all the lights in the house can be turned on whenever a burglar or fire alarm is activated. 

Finally, but most importantly,  there is the simple convenience of one-button control of your lighting.  Any number of "scenes" can be programmed, such as "all off", "dinner party",  "clean up", or "night-time".  Any of these scenes can be activated by single button, so you don' t have to walk around and adjust all the lights yourself.   In some homes today, there are so many light switches around the house that "turning off the lights before bed" can become a major activity.

Like many luxuries, once you have a lighting control system it's hard to imagine living without it.


We also sell LUTRON screwless wall plates with matching light switches and dimmers. They are available in 27 colors including stainless steel, antique bronze, and bright chrome to match any decor. In addition, they are seamless and have no visible hardware or screws. They are a great finishing touch to any home!






Shading Solutions

Daylight has a quality that we respond to emotionally. Colors read true, finishes reveal their texture, and an uplifting quality pervades any room bathed in daylight. As we become more conscious of our footprint on this planet, we realize that making the most of daylight in our homes simply makes sense. Utilizing daylight reduces our need for electric light, and saves energy. Lutron shading systems provide precision control of daylight – all at the touch of a button.


Battery powered, wire-free, remote controlled shades.

Save Energy

Utilize your shading system to save additional energy beyond routine use of shades. “Winter warm” opens the shades, taking advantage of sunlight warming a southern façade. “Summer cool” does the opposite by lowering shades and blocking solar heat gain, thereby reducing your cooling costs. In addition, Lutron shading fabrics are made from sustainable materials for complete environmental and energy savings.


Elegance & Ambiance

Lutron controls are designed to look and work beautifully. Stylish control and fabric options coupled with innovative technology elegantly transition a space to create the right amount of light for any activity. Shades align precisely within 1/16 inch of each other for a balanced, beautiful look to a row of windows.


Convenience

Managing daylight is not restricted to a single wall station in your home. Shading systems can be controlled using a myriad of keypads, IR remote controls, wireless tabletop controls, or set to an astronomic time clock for automatic adjustment of shades.


Safety & Security

Utilize a whole-home shading system for simultaneous control of all shades. By setting a pre-determined scene for “Away”, simply select this button when leaving to close all shades and restrict the view inside your home. 


Reduce Glare & Protect Furnishings

Lutron shading systems diffuse light and prevent glare from washing out a computer or television screen. Shading systems also protect furniture, fine art, rugs, and even wood surfaces, from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter by using shading systems to deflect or harness solar heat.