4 Movies to Show Off Your Home Theater Sound System

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Got Surround Sound? You’ll Be So Glad

The cinematic experience is not just about seeing a film on a giant screen; it's just as much about the sound. Watch an epic movie on a huge screen with less-than-stellar sound, and you will be underwhelmed. Watch that movie with a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos surround system, and you'll be transported into that magic state of the suspension of disbelief. 

Now, not every movie you'll watch in your home theater will knock your socks off. Some dramas are very dialogue-oriented and not full of action and complex audio, for instance. But some will stretch the limits of your home theater system and make you glad you opted for that new Dolby Atmos surround system. Here are four of the best movies for surround sound to watch in your Chicago, IL, home cinema. Oh, and the visuals are pretty darn good too. 

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Benefits of Lutron’s Homeworks Lighting Control System

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Our Tailormade Solutions Offer Luxurious Control of Your Lights 

Intelligent lighting systems allow homeowners more control over their home’s lighting. They make it easier to turn your lights on and off, dim them, adjust their color temperatures and pull up your favorite settings. They truly can transform how you interact with your space. Not all systems are made the same, though. 

Often, people settle for basic solutions that just offer basic dimming control over a few fixtures. Instead, make the most of your smart lighting with a professionally installed Lutron HomeWorks lighting control solution. Control all your home’s lights easily through on-wall keypads, touchpads or the app and enjoy cutting-edge solutions that will transform your home. Keep reading to learn more and see how Homeworks by Lutron can benefit your home in Lake Geneva, WI!

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How to Improve Wellness with Circadian Lighting

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The Benefits of Ketra’s Tunable Lights in Your Smart Home and Your Health 


Modern smart homes are filled with systems and devices engineered to simplify and improve our lives. Smart locks and surveillance cameras keep us safe, AV systems entertain us and encourage spending time with each other, and climate controls offer both comfort and energy efficiency at home. Lighting control is no exception to this rule. In fact, what if we told you that smart lights could lead to better health? 

At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we partner with Ketra to design and install circadian lighting systems for our clients in Chicago, IL. Read on to learn more about Ketra’s tunable lights and how they improve every space in your smart home while keeping you and your family on the path to wellness. 

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Motorized Shades Offer Effortless Control of Daylight and Privacy

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Lutron's Elegant Wireless Palladiom Line Is the Perfect Solution for Existing Homes

Imagine waking up to the first rays of sunshine peering in through shades slowly rising. As the day progresses, your window coverings automatically raise and lower, letting in the diffuse light of the sun that brings beauty and natural light while limiting the direct UV rays that harm furniture and floors. Your electric light responds, dimming and brightening based on the available daylight. When it’s time for the family dinner, one tap on a touchscreen lowers the shades in perfect unison, offering privacy. 

A life of luxury. 

Motorized shades offer ease of living and convenience once unimaginable. No more pulling on cords to close shades when the sun shines on your computer screen or missing another sunset because you’re preoccupied. We can program shades to raise and lower based on preset schedules or set up sensors that detect changes in temperature and direct sunlight. The result is the perfect environment and level of light throughout the day. 

Even better? Today’s motorized shades come in numerous styles and over 1,000 fabrics, enhancing any home’s aesthetics. At Barrett’s Technology Solutions, we partner with Lutron, the industry leader in lighting and shade control. Let’s look at one of their most popular motorized shades—the Palladiom line—and what it can offer your home in Chicago, IL.

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