Getting the most from Smart Lighting Control

Smart lighting is often misunderstood.

Smart lighting is not about flashy switches with dozens of buttons or colour changing lighting everywhere. Smart lighting control is about allowing people to use their lighting more easily and effectively, saving energy and enhancing convenience and integrating with a wider smart home system to improve security and safety.

In rooms such as large open plan kitchen / living rooms, an appropriate lighting design would almost certainly allow for at least eight circuits of lighting (i.e. pendants, lamps, spotlights, over counter lights etc.). This would mean two sets of four-way rotary dimmer switches are needed to control the lights if a lighting control system is not installed. You would, therefore, have to press and twist eight switches every time you want to set a suitable lighting level in the room for cooking, cleaning, entertaining etc. It’s not exactly user-friendly or convenient.

A smart lighting system would transform the operation of the lights in the room as only a single smart switch would be needed and the exact levels of light you require for each usage of the room can be programmed into a single button. So instead of having to adjust eight rotary dimmer switches to set the lighting mood for entertaining, you now only have to press a single button engraved with “Entertaining”.

When you expand your lighting control system in the rest of the house, a whole new set of benefits come in to play. For example, when you set your burglar alarm as you leave the house, the smart system sees the alarm is set, automatically turning off all of the lights in the house and turning on a holiday lighting mode to run at night.

Through the link to your smart home system (or via Lutron’s own app) you can also control all of the lights in the house from your mobile phone. So if a fire alarm or burglar alarm goes off during the night, you can turn on and illuminate a pathway to the door.

Lutron lighting systems also feature geofencing on your mobile phone so when you are returning home and reach within a ½ a mile of your house, for example, the system will automatically turn on your garden lighting and internal lights to guide you through the house and into the kitchen so you don’t have to come home to a dark house.

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  • “The security system implemented by Finite Solutions is invaluable and the whole family feel safe in the new house which was something we were nervous about achieving. All the toys and cinema room etc installed at the same time are great but feeling secure is essential and the early warning systems in the garden than alert us BEFORE someone breaks in was worth every penny”

    Home owner - Surrey on Thames

  • “The lighting design was very key to the projects success and we felt we were in a safe pair of hands dealing with Finite especially as they were also involved with the wider smart home system and were responsible for the smart lighting control so it meant services were tied in to a single package which was easier for us to manage. Ultimately the lighting has delivered exceptionally well and added the value we expected to the finished project”

    Ali Berktanin (Clients Representative / Estate Manager – Chelsea)

  • “Delivered on promises made and managed expectations throughout, thoroughly impressed with the system and I would recommend your services to anyone looking for a large yet simple to use smart home system or Cinema room that will blow them away.”

    Mark Priest – Harrogate

  • “In a project like this you need a technology partner who isn’t only good technically but also has a vision for the interior and design elements of the room which was really the driver for this project and I’m happy to say Finite Solutions delivered both”

    Mark Jameson – Ripon

  • “The Level of detail and clarity in the specifications and designs at the beginning of the project have been carried through in to the final installation and the team have been valuable assets to the project. At this level of property quality of work and on going timely support is everything and I am impressed by both at Finite Solutions.”

    Ali Berktanin (Clients Representative / Estate Manager – Chelsea)