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Having the automated lighting system in your smart home will save you money on your energy bills.

Lighting dimmers used to look like volume knobs

Do you remember the old manual dimmer switches that we used to dim or brighten a room? You could stand there all day turning that knob trying to get the right amount of light. New advanced smart technology lighting has created a whole new era of enhanced light conditions for the home.

Smart lighting features make it easy to adjust the light of a room to a perfect level and with voice control, you can set the lights just by verbalizing the command. Here’s an example of using Alexa, to control the amount of light in a room. “Alexa, tell home Butler to dim the lights in the dining room by thirty-five percent.” However, this will change soon with the update of Alexa.

You can also tap into the motion detectors of your alarm system to have your smart system turn lights off if there is no activity in a particular room and automatically turn them back on when someone enters the room. Let’s automate the lights to turn on as it gets dark outside. Going on vacation? Program lights to go on and off at various times while you’re gone. From the outside, it looks like you’re still home.

Having the automated lighting system in your smart home will save you money on your energy bills. Make a small investment and purchase LED lights to save even more money. Look at the difference and the life expectancy and the cost of each type of light bulb in the chart below.

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Vantage Lighting Control is a Smarter Homes of Austin supplier. They specialize in supplying automated controls to companies like ours. On their website, you will find a questionnaire to help you plan for your lighting control project.

You can also print the PDF version by clicking here

After you have all of your answers, give Peter Sanford a call at

(512) 785-0032.

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Prewire pricing will vary based on exactly what features you would like in your home. Read this article about the importance of wiring/cabling in today's "wireless" world. Your local Smarter Homes integrator is the best resource for exact prewire pricing. Wiring budget is for low-voltage wiring only, not electrical.
Keep in mind that our modern lifestyle and our home's automation technology systems are extremely reliant on a quality network and Wi-Fi system. Most homes are moving towards enterprise-grade hardware and away from the types of network products you could buy in an office supply store or a consumer computer store. We recommend that all homeowners consider the network and Wi-Fi system to be the most important system and installation within the home.
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