Draw Out the Beauty from the Darkness with Automated Landscape Lighting

Draw Out the Beauty from the Darkness with Automated Landscape Lighting

Make Your Home Shine with Custom Landscape Lighting  What does your home look like after the sun goes down? Do the beautiful architecture and noteworthy details get lost in the dark? Can anyone appreciate your beautiful mature trees? Does your property look foreboding or inviting?   You put significant effort and expense into both the inside and outside of your home. Last month we talked about how lighting automation and LED technology could transform the look and feel of your home. This month, we want to talk about how you can do the same with the outside of your property. As we’ve said before, never underestimate the power of light’s ability to change the way you view, use, and appreciate your Chicago, IL home. Keep reading to learn more about landscape lighting and automation to make your home as beautiful on the outside as it is inside.   SEE ALSO: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life with Lighting Automation  Highlight Details  Want to bring the beauty out of the darkness? Bullet lights are perfect for drawing attention to detail. You can use them to uplight a tree, an entry gate, an outdoor sculpture, or other noteworthy detail. Bullet lights can be focused or spread a wider circle of light depending on the need.   Wash Lights  Need to illuminate a unique outside wall or a portion of a landscape? A wash light is a compact solution that is easy to fit in many areas. Wash lights are excellent for adding a layer of light with other lighting to create an overall effect.    Path Lights  Path lights serve dual purposes, adding both aesthetic beauty and safety. Make your home more...
5 Ways to Simplify Your Life with Lighting Automation

5 Ways to Simplify Your Life with Lighting Automation

Save Time, Energy, and Money with Lighting that Manages Itself You may think home automation is all about convenience and luxury. While that is undeniably true, automation also has real benefits in energy efficiency and security. Perhaps the one area of home automation that delivers on every one of these benefits is smart lighting control. It may come as no surprise that smart lighting is the catalyst that gets homeowners to invest in other smart home features. Once people experience the added convenience and comfort, they want more! And more smart control brings increased benefits, as features like climate control, motorized shades, and automated AV management bring added convenience, luxury, and efficiency when it all works together. Let’s explore some ways you can use lighting automation to simplify and enhance your Chicago, IL lifestyle. SEE ALSO: Why Lighting Control is the Best Interior Design Technology Using Sensors We work with Lutron for lighting control, as the company has been a pioneer and leader in lighting control and automation for decades in residential and commercial environments. Lutron makes a variety of occupancy sensors that detect if a room is occupied. Think of bathroom and kitchen lights – is your family diligent about turning them off when they leave? Sensors can do the job for you. And it’s not about one light. A sensor can trigger an automation sequence that turns off a set of lights of your choosing. So, if you always want a dimmed nightlight in the bathroom, that can stay on. Better yet, that one only stays on when it’s nighttime. Landscape Lighting Outside lighting can serve many...