Why You Should Upgrade Your Lighting with Lutron Keypads

Why You Should Upgrade Your Lighting with Lutron Keypads

Deliver Greater Elegance, Comfort and Efficiency With Lutron Lighting Control Are you interested in adding Lutron lighting control to your Chicago, IL home? You may have heard about the benefits of managing all of your lights from a mobile app or a modern touchpad. Switches on the wall seem archaic in comparison. For your day-to-day needs, though, you’ll still want a tactile way to manage the lights in the room. Our Lutron lighting control systems offer advanced, sleek on-wall control solutions through their vast array of keypads. Not only do these keypads streamline your décor by reducing the number of switches needed on the wall, but you can manage audio, shades and climate through them as well. Each keypad model is available in a wide range of colors, finishes, and configurations to provide the perfect match for both your interior design and lifestyle. Our latest blog highlights the many Lutron keypads you could incorporate in your space. SEE MORE: Why Lighting Control is the Best Interior Design Technology Signature Series Keypads   Experience instant access to your lighting control on slim, elegant keypads from the Signature line. While they’re the smallest of the Lutron keypads, they can still feature up to seven different buttons. Green or blue status LEDs let you know when a specific scene is activated. Each button is custom programmed and engraved for easy access to your go-to controls. Incorporate occupancy sensors into the keypads for greater energy efficiency. The Signature line is available in many metal finishes, including brass, chrome and nickel. It is also available in a white matte. Architectural seeTouch Many of our...
How to Embrace a Healthier Lifestyle in the New Year

How to Embrace a Healthier Lifestyle in the New Year

Invest in Technology Designed to Improve Your Overall Wellness Every client we work with has a different reason they want to integrate smart home technology. In the past, this has included a yearning for greater security or more immersive entertainment. Getting a more streamlined approach to technology, both in aesthetics and functionality, is another common motivation. Health usually has not been part of that conversation, but that may be about to change. Recently, technology has emerged that improves homeowner wellness and health in various ways. How exactly does it achieve this in your Naperville, IL, home? This blog highlights three technology innovations from our partners Delos that put wellness at the forefront. See how circadian lighting, air purification, and water purification will transform your lifestyle. SEE MORE: 3 Ways Whole Home Audio Can Improve Your Lifestyle Circadian Lighting How many hours do you spend indoors every day? Whether it’s relaxing at home or working at the office, it’s estimated that people usually spend 90 percent of the day indoors. During that time, you’re relying on one-tone artificial lighting while probably staring at a computer screen for hours. Exposure to certain types of lights for long periods can negatively affect your melatonin levels. Daylight is vital to regulating your circadian rhythm, which in turn affects your sleep cycles and wellbeing. You can now integrate circadian lighting, also known as human-centric lighting, to simulate sunlight throughout the day. Employ tunable lighting fixtures that change color temperature for cooler hues in the morning and warmer ones at night. While the former stimulates activity, the latter helps you relax at the end of...
3 Ways Savant Enhances Your Smart Home Experience

3 Ways Savant Enhances Your Smart Home Experience

Explore the Latest in Lighting Control, Video Distribution and Energy Management One reason we love working with our premier control system partners, Savant, is their constant innovation. Every year they release new technology to improve their existing solutions and accommodate the latest smart home trends. As Savant dealers, it’s our job to keep you up to date with their most recent innovations and help you upgrade your Savant home system. The newest releases this year include lighting fixtures that enhance your wellbeing, a whole new way to watch video, and a smarter way to manage energy in your Chicago, IL home. Here we highlight each of these new features and offer additional information on how each will affect your day-to-day lifestyle. SEE MORE: What is a Connected Home Truly Capable Of? Crafting a Better Lighting Experience In the past few years, no company has made more headway in lighting control than Savant Systems. For one, they’ve evolved to offer extensive lighting control platforms through keypads, switches, dimmers, apps, voice control and dedicated touchpads. Savant provides a particularly seamless control experience in their Savant app through TrueImage technology. With TrueImage, all you have to do is snap a picture of the room. Then, touch the lights in the room from within the app and select the color you want. As you find the perfect settings, save them as scenes you can pull up in the future at the press of a button. This year, Savant also partnered with USAI Lighting to incorporate their tunable white lighting fixtures. These fixtures mimic the brightness and color temperature of sunlight. Next, Savant added...
Explore the Best Screen Options for Your Home Media Room

Explore the Best Screen Options for Your Home Media Room

Take Into Account Style, Lighting, and Viewing Preferences When Choosing How do you know what display would be the best fit for your media room? Getting optimal video quality while maintaining your tailored interior décor requires the right technology. In this blog, we’ll highlight three installation options ideal for luxury homes in Lincoln Park or throughout the greater Chicago area. Naturally, all families and their spaces are different, which is why we want to highlight three unique approaches instead of merely focusing on product recommendations. We’ll discuss flatscreens first since they are still the go-to option in home media rooms. However, there are impressive new projectors and screen technologies to consider. SEE MORE: 3 Trends to Enhance Your Home Theater Design & Installation Opt for Camouflaged Displays Though the image quality is the top priority, stylistic considerations are also a significant factor when it comes to home media rooms. A big black box in the middle of the room is not an acceptable option for high-end homes. Eliminate clutter by integrating a flatscreen that camouflages with the rest of your décor. We recommend two options for this approach: Leon’s Media Decor and Séura Mirror TVs. Designed to mimic artwork when not in use, Leon Media Decor mounts include custom frames and curated artwork for you to showcase. You can even upload your favorite artwork or family photos for a more personalized feel. Their Moving Art Screen and Eclipse Art Lifts can house flatscreens weighing up to 70 pounds and as big as 120” diagonally. Add an extra stylistic feature to your media room with Séura TV mirrors. Drive your...
3 Mistakes Builders Make with Smart Technology

3 Mistakes Builders Make with Smart Technology

Ensure You’re Installing Value-Added Solutions in Your Projects Over the past decade, smart home technology has gone from a rare upgrade to an expected feature for luxury residences. Technology helps custom builders attract better clients while differentiating themselves from their competitors. However, approaching technology the wrong way will have an adverse effect. Generic or disjointed solutions could turn future buyers away since they’ll see you’re not prepared to handle that kind of project. Reach out to Barrett’s Technology Solutions, the top smart home company in Hinsdale, IL and the greater Chicago area, who can help you best integrate technology into your projects. Along with educating you on the latest trends, we’ll partner with you directly to install state-of-the-art home automation systems in your new construction projects. Not only will you be able to add value to your projects, but you’ll be able to avoid the following common mistakes. SEE MORE: Sharing a Glimpse of the Future of Home Automation Relying on Devices vs. Experience Naturally, there’s often an instinct to just add the most popular devices to projects: lights, thermostats, locks, surveillance cameras, and more. Devices are left to function separately, with homeowners having to deal with a handful of apps to get through the day. How can you give clients an integrated smart home experience instead? Design a home automation system with the help of Barrett’s Technology Solutions that puts all their devices under one umbrella. One of our premier control system partners, Savant, offers full control from mobile apps, dedicated touchpads, voice commands and more. Leaving Technology Considerations Until the End Extensive wiring is needed when building...