An Introduction to Smart Lighting Systems

We’re living in the technological age, and you probably want to take advantage of it. The different smart home systems that are emerging on the market make for the ultimate in home convenience. A state of the art smart lighting system can improve security, save money, add comfort, convenience, and increase your home value. If you’re looking to upgrade your system, the best choice is to work with an experience Omaha electrician.

 

What Exactly Are You Looking for?

Before you jump into the smart lighting systems arena you need to ask yourself some questions.

You need to figure out if you want to automate all of the lighting in your home or just specific lighting fixtures such as lamps.  You can draw a map of where all the fixtures in and around your home are and get an idea of which ones you’d like to have automated. Maybe you just want the ones in the family room automated, or ones in specific rooms to give the impression that somebody is home when you’re away.

What about control options? Is controlling brightness and dimness important to you? You can create the perfect level of lighting in your dining room or living room, and even control your outdoor motion detector and security lighting systems.

 

What Do I Need?

The first thing you’re going to need to know is whether your existing equipment is compatible with any automated systems on the market. Installation may require replacing old light switches, configuring wiring, using your internet connection to connect to a hub and more. You should use a whole-house surge protector, in-wall transmitters, deep junction boxes and non-automation loads and data wiring. This process can get complicated, that’s why we recommend working with an Omaha electric company that has experience in installing such systems.

 

How Long Will It Take?

How long it will take to install a smart lighting system depends on a number of factors. The scope of your project is the main factor. The more you understand your options including the different smart lighting systems available, the easier it will be to determine an accurate timeline for installation. Give us a call today and we’d be more than happy to guide you through all of your smart lighting questions. 402-731-1220 Omaha, 402-464-4333 Lincoln.