Greenify Your Home With Automated Lighting

It might be trendy to talk about “greenifying” your home, but when you make the choice to be eco-friendlier, you’ll reap a whole host of benefits.

For California homeowners, reducing energy and water usage can go a long way towards lessening your impact on the environment. But in addition, being greener has the benefit of saving more green; the less energy you use, the less impact on the earth and on your wallet.

One of the simplest ways to get started using less electricity is by automating your home’s various systems. Lower the blinds remotely on a hot, sunny day to ease the burden on your AC, and turn off your sprinklers from the office when rain is in the forecast. Not only will you start saving, but you’ll also make your life simpler.

When you automate your home’s lighting system, you’ll have the power to control any light in your house. It can be a horrible feeling to realize you left the upstairs lights on before heading out on a trip, and with automation, you can turn them off from wherever you are. You’ll cut down on replacement bulb purchases, and you’ll use less energy that you’re, well, not using.

Some of the easiest ways to go green with an automatic lighting system are:

Motion sensors: You can forget about leaving the bathroom or hallway lights on at night, as motion sensors will illuminate your path when you walk by them and will keep lights off when you’re gone.

Custom settings: Automate your home’s lights to go on and off when you’re traveling, or set simple settings like “home” and “away” that make sure your lighting is the way you want it with the press of a button.

Dimmers: Do you need, or even want, bright lights overhead at all times? Dimmers can cut back on your energy use and make your environment more comfortable. 

 


Upgrade Your Home’s Lighting To See Long-Term Savings

How often do you look at your power bill, wondering why your energy usage is so high? And how often do you walk through your house turning off lights in empty rooms?

When you upgrade your lighting to a smart system, you won’t have to worry about either of those anymore.

Smart lighting puts control into your hands, allowing you to turn off lights from afar, and dim them for a more intimate feeling. And that control means more savings on your bills. These are just a few of the many options and their benefits that you’ll get with a lighting upgrade.

Stop Worrying About What You Turned Off

Headed to the airport and worried that you left some extra lights on? Don’t worry about burning out bulbs when you have remote lighting control. Turn lights on and off from anywhere, and while you save money you can feel safer: turn on lights before you get home, so you never have to fumble for a switch in the dark again.

Use Less Energy, Improve Your Environment

Your smart lighting system remote should have dimming controls so you can quickly change the lighting of a room. Dim lights from the couch while watching TV, and turn them up when trying to complete a crossword. Every time you use your bulbs at a lower level, you save the energy required to power them completely.

Incorporate Motion Sensors and Timers

While it’s great to have access to lighting control from anywhere, you don’t want to have to remember when to turn things off every night. Instead, use timers for certain outdoor lights to turn them off when no longer needed, like when the sun is coming up. Motion sensors are also great for your home’s exterior and for places like hallways or bathrooms that may be accessed at night.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Why Smart Home Lighting Systems Are Becoming A Necessity

Smart homes make it easier to control every aspect of your home, but it can be hard to decide where to start when you are converting from traditional control systems.

The simple answer is: start with your lighting.

Smart lighting systems make it easier to do your everyday routine, from turning out the lights before bed to lighting a dark room before you enter it. But in many ways, smart home lighting systems accomplish much more than added convenience. These are three reasons that these systems are becoming a necessity, and why you should consider making the switch.

  1. Greater Security

Coming home from work late at night to a dark house can be downright scary, if not dangerous. But with smart lighting, you can set timers for when you want lights to turn on, or control them remotely from a mobile device. Turn on your garage lights before you even turn into your driveway, so nothing ever takes you by surprise.

  1. Reduced Costs

While you will pay more money upfront for smart lightbulbs and other needed elements, you’ll spend less over time by using less electricity. You can check to see which lights are still on from anywhere, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally running up your bill. Plus, with dimmable lights, you don’t need to have bulbs using more energy than is required.

  1. More Fun

With all of the other added functions of smart lighting, you also get to have more fun. Many smart bulbs include the ability to change colors when controlled by an app, which means setting a mood for fun when the time calls for it.

About the Author

EAV has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappel and the EAV Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with EAV vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


4 Reasons You Need To Update Your Lighting Systems

Both commercial and residential lighting systems have one thing in common: when they work as they’re supposed to, they’ll make life more efficient.

For homeowners, one of the significant benefits of a smart lighting system is the potential to save money while increasing quality of life. But if you don’t keep your system up-to-date, you may be losing out on the actual impact of these benefits. These four reasons to update your lighting system will help you decide if now is the time.

  1. Go LED and Save Money

If you’ve had your lighting system for a decade or more, you’re probably losing out on the many advantages of LED lighting. Changing your system to LEDs means cost savings, both on your monthly utility bills and on your ongoing bulb replacement costs; most LEDs have a lifespan over 50,000 hours while traditional bulbs tend to last around 10,000 hours.

  1. Start Dimming

Dimmable light fixtures give homeowners several benefits: save money by not using bulbs at full capacity when you don’t need to and set moods for different settings in different rooms of the house. Couple your dimmable fixtures with a home automation system and you can control every bulb in the house at any time.

  1. Control Lights from Anywhere

When you’re going to be away from home, you no longer have to decide if you want to leave all of your lights on or off. Instead, control exterior and interior lighting from your smartphone or mobile device with a touch of a button.

  1. Strategically Place Lights

The lighting in your home may have been designed decades ago, which means it’s not optimized for today’s family needs. Get variations such as ambient lighting for watching TV in the living room, and bedroom lights that allow for different zones for late-night readers and early sleepers.

 

 

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio  Video vs others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.