Motorized Shades Offer Effortless Control of Daylight and Privacy

A living room with Lutron’s Palladiom shades halfway lowered over the windows.

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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Sharing A Glimpse of The Future of Smart Home Automation

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Barrett’s Technology Solutions brings specifiers to visit leading smart home manufacturers to learn about our evolving industry

It’s crucial that a smart home company serve as a technology ambassador, educating specifiers and homeowners alike on the latest products, features and trends. From Illinois’ Gold Coast region to Chicago, the suburbs and beyond (as you’ll see below!), we take proactive steps to help our trade partners in particular know what role technology can play in their projects.

As technology becomes such an integral part of homeowners’ lifestyles, it’s more important than ever that architects, designers, and custom builders be able to have conversations with them about how to optimize this aspect of their homes.

That’s where Barrett’s Technology Solutions steps in to help, introducing our specifier partners to the top manufacturers in the smart home industry. As part of this ambassadorial role, Barrett’s hosted a group of specifiers on a trip to New York City to let them experience some of our favorite technology partners firsthand! Below are some highlights on what our group got to see during our trip.

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Combine Lutron Fixtures and Lighting Control in Your Home

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With their Ivalo and Ketra lines, Lutron brings their lighting expertise to bear in a new way

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Lutron here at Barrett’s Technology Solutions. With their technical expertise, attention to detail and focus on creating easy-to-use systems, Lutron is the go-to brand for smart lighting control and motorized shades.

But did you know Lutron also makes lighting fixtures for your home? With their Ivalo and Ketra Lines, Lutron has crafted a range of home lighting solutions that seamlessly blend elegance with functionality. Here are all the ways a Lutron lighting control system integrates these high-end fixtures to improve your Hinsdale, IL, home.

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