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Articles tagged with: Lighting Control System

Add Drama with Landscape Lighting

Heighten the Sophistication of Your Home Designs

A great home design incorporates many ideas. There’s the exterior view; how it looks from the street and its curb appeal. How do the windows play, letting light inside, but also how they look and balance the outside look. What unique exterior finishes or features distinguish this home and makes it stand out?

As a designer, architect, or builder, you know these things better than we do.  But we do understand home technology and the role that lighting can play in differentiating a home, highlighting its best aspects, and creating the right ambiance for a home. Any good photographer knows the role that light plays in capturing an image. With the proper lighting, what could be a mundane photo can turn into a spectacular and memorable picture.

Landscape lighting can have that effect on the exteriors of a property. Let us postulate this: if you include the effect of landscape lighting from the beginning on your next home project in the Woodlands, you will multiply the impact of your imaginative designs.  Intrigued? Read on for some ideas.

3 Ways Home Lighting Control Enhances Your Texas Lifestyle

Smart Lighting is More Than a Luxury

Did you know that lighting control is the number one smart home feature requested by homeowners when doing any significant remodel or building a new house? It’s very logical – lighting control can save energy, enhance convenience, and even add a layer of security.

You may think of home lighting control for your River Oaks home as a luxury item – and you'd be right, as it's not an absolute necessity. But businesses implement lighting control too because they can take advantage of those same benefits we just described. And those businesses are not doing it as a luxury; they recognize the bottom line benefits of time, money, and improved environmental stewardship.

As a standalone solution, lighting control makes absolute sense on its own. But Refined Systems is a smart home integration company, and we do more than lighting control. We can show you that when you add other smart home features to lighting control, it becomes even more powerful and useful – for convenience, energy savings and security.

Ready to see how? Just keep reading.

Why Invest in a Lighting Control System?

Two Ways to Benefit from Lutron Lighting Control

One of the most popular categories of smart home technology is lighting control systems. Lighting systems can range from the relatively simple to very sophisticated automated installations. One of the first benefits that springs to mind from lighting control might be the potential energy savings. Using lights only when needed, and turning them off automatically when they’re not can yield substantial savings on energy bills.

Clearly, energy savings can be a big factor, especially when lighting control is combined with other smart home features like intelligent climate and motorized shade control. With our hot and humid Houston climate, smart control can deliver significant savings in electric bills in the warmer months. But there is another considerable reward which comes with lighting control in additional security for your property. In this blog, we'll cover the two most important reasons why you should invest in a Lutron lighting control system for your Houston home.

What Can Smart Home Control Do For You?

3 Ideas to Reap The Benefits of Smart Home Technology

If you have heard a lot about smart home technology, you know there are a plethora of devices out there that promise to make your life so much easier.  Smart devices can make your home function better, adding convenience, luxury, and often energy savings too. 

But what are the best ways to really take advantage of this technology?  Some solutions add real value, and some are more of a novelty that may not make much difference in your daily life.  In this blog, we want to identify what we believe are the best smart home control applications that will make your life easier, day in and day out in Houston.   

Read on to find out more!

Five Reasons to Invest in Landscape Lighting

Make the Most of Your Landscape Investment

Perhaps you are thinking of building – or remodeling – a pool and patio in your River Oaks home.  Along with that will come an investment in landscaping, to set off the new additions, and create a beautiful and serene environment for your outdoor relaxation.

With our warm Texas weather, we have a long spring and summer season that’s perfect for outdoor enjoyment and entertaining.  So don’t forget about landscape lighting in your project – it can make the most out of your lawn, garden, and outdoor spaces.

Read on to see how.

Brighten up the Night With Smart Landscape Lighting

Enjoy the Houston, TX Summer Nights in Style

It’s officially summer. The weather is warm, the sun stays out late and it’s the perfect time to get the family together for a big cookout. But before you head to the backyard, you want to make sure it looks great and can keep your family safe well into the night. That’s why now is the perfect time to upgrade your Houston, TX property with landscape lighting solutions. In this blog, we’ll explore why outdoor lighting fixtures are the perfect addition to your lighting control system. Read on to learn more.

3 Elegant Home Automation Solutions for Your Houston Property

Give Your Texas Home a More Refined Look with Smart Technology

If you follow our blog, you’ve learned all about the ways that home automation can make your property more energy efficient, comfortable, and convenient. But why stop there? Smart technology is also a great way to make your home look more stunning and impressive! The right countertops and wall décor can only go so far. If you truly want your home to inspire and impress, here are three solutions you should consider:

6 Big Landscape Lighting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

The Right Outdoor Lighting Will Make Your Texas Home Look Its Best

When giving your home that extra curb appeal, you need to do it right the first time. Just like with indoor lighting design, landscape lighting requires expert skill and knowledge to make your home look its best. For homeowners in The Woodlands area who are considering doing a lighting upgrade, it’s important to choose a landscaping professional who knows how to avoid these common mistakes:

Take Your Dedicated Home Theater From Good to Great with Automation

Smart Home Automation Creates a Luxury Theater Experience

Creating that larger than life cinematic experience in your home theater requires more than just a 4K UHD screen and surround sound. Top-quality A/V equipment can certainly create a good theater environment, but if you feel like something is missing from the dedicated home theater in your Houston, TX residence, you might be right. Below, we discuss how smart home automation can greatly enhance your movie-watching experience.