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How to Save Energy with Smart Lighting Control

A living room powered by an ELAN home automation system.

Today’s Home Energy Management Systems Automate Your Lights, Shades, and Climate

Lighting control has been around for some time, from the first hand clap that turned lights on and off to today's sophisticated systems that automatically change your home’s lighting throughout the day.

In this post, we'd like to look at some of the less talked about but just as important lighting control elements—home climate management. Using the right lighting, shades, and automated control, you can significantly save energy and reduce your Arlington, TN, home’s carbon footprint. Let’s see how it’s done.

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Reducing Energy Consumption Through Lighting Control

Automated lighting offers multiple opportunities to save energy. Using dimmers is one of the easiest green home improvements, saving 4-9% on electricity even at the brightest levels. Combined with LED lights, you reduce your energy consumption even further. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LED lights use up to 90% less energy and can last 25 times longer than an incandescent bulb.

We can also install sensors that let your Lutron lighting system know when a room is occupied and automatically turn it off when you leave. When you leave your home for the day, tap "Away" on an in-wall keypad and the lights and audio-video systems turn off, the shades lower, the temperature adjusts, and the doors lock. In the evening, as you pull into your driveway, your entryway and landscape lights illuminate, welcoming you home. And if you’re away on vacation, we’ll make sure to program some lights to turn on and off randomly to make your home look occupied.

Shading Solutions That Save Energy

At Just-N-Case Security, we also partner with Legrand Shading Systems (formerly QMotion), an innovative company embracing automated, energy-efficient window coverings. Their honeycomb shades are some of the most energy-efficient window treatments available. The unique cellular construction traps the hot or cold air and releases it slowly, reducing the strain on your HVAC system.

Their dual shade system also allows us to install two different shades on each window, utilizing heat absorbing fabrics and reflective materials.

Powered By ELAN

When your lights, window coverings, and temperature control work together, you create a home climate management system that keeps you and your family comfortable while conserving energy. An ELAN smart home automation system lets you effortlessly manage your home with one-touch control.

Intelligent features anticipate your desired climate, managing your heating and cooling systems, window coverings, and lighting. For example, on warm, sunny days, your shades automatically lower as the sun fills a room, reducing the need for your HVAC system to go into overdrive. At the same time, your lights adjust to the changing level of natural light in a room.

Remotely manage your home via touchpads, voice control, or your mobile device, whether in the kitchen, on the patio, or halfway around the world.

Just-N-Case Security is a local team of certified technicians, integrators, and designers dedicated to providing our clients with the latest customized innovations that enhance their everyday lives. As locally owned and operated, we’re dedicated to giving back to the community that we're proud to call home. To learn more about lighting control or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Just-N-Case Security today.

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