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4 Areas Builders and Designers Should Place Smart Lighting


Impress your clients with lighting control in these 4 home spaces

Smart home technology is going to be increasingly in demand if you build homes or work in interior design. Prospective homeowners want these devices in their homes because of the convenience they offer and how they contribute to a superior lifestyle. And one of the most common home automation systems your clients will be asking for is lighting control. To show you’re in touch with their needs, here are four spaces you can install or plan for smart home lighting in your Lincoln Park, IL building projects. Read on to see what they are.

SEE ALSO: Builder’s Guide to Blending Design and Smart Lighting


The living room will be one of the busiest spots in your clients’ homes. The number of people and the time they spend there make the living room the perfect place for smart home lighting. From a strictly visual perspective, you can install discreet spotlights and recessed fixtures to emphasize pieces of art or other important elements in the room. With smart home lighting and compatible fixtures, your clients can also change the brightness and color temperature of any fixture at any point in the day. This can all happen automatically if they want; they can also create preset scenes for certain moods or activities. Scenes can include multiple smart systems, including motorized shades and multi-room A/V setups.


Bedrooms are another area where lighting control can greatly benefit your clients. They can ease into their day and sleep better at night by setting up schedules and scenes using their home control system. The room will gradually fill with warm light when it’s time to wake up and then fade out when it’s time for bed. Once they’ve set the system schedule, they can let it run without needing to press a single button all day. If they want direct control, they can manipulate the lights from their phone.


We all want to look our best, but sometimes what looks good in one light doesn’t look so good under another. In most bathrooms, your clients would be stuck with whatever single option they choose. That’s not the case with smart home lighting. Once the appropriate fixtures are installed, your clients can create any lighting scheme they want, no matter the intensity or color. This way, they can check to see how they look in a range of lighting situations.

The convenience of automatic lighting control applies in the bathroom, as well. With some occupancy sensors in place, the system can tell when someone enters the room and react accordingly. It’s handy for the lights to turn on in the bathroom automatically when your clients have just awakened for the day or in the middle of the night.


A dedicated home cinema needs to be isolated from all light sources, but that’s not practical in a shared space like a media room. Too much light will create glare on the TV, while too little will discourage people from mingling. With smart home lighting, it’s easy to strike a balance. Different fixtures can be tuned to different intensities, enabling residents to find the perfect look for the moment. As was the case in some of the spaces we previously mentioned, they can also create preset scenes to control multiple systems at once.


When you’re ready to start your next building project, we’d love to work with you to design and install the smart home lighting system. Call us at (630) 898-2850. You can also visit our contact page.

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