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If you have recently built a new home, worked with a designer on a remodel or worked with any form of smart home installation company (hey...like us!), you may have talked about Lutron lighting with your contractor or designer. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misunderstandings or a complete lack of information being relayed from some of these trades as to why you want lighting control. Soooo...we wanted to add some clarity to Lutron lighting and why Lutron can be a great enhancement to your home and life.
Lutron smart home lighting - Find out what is best for you
We've had a couple meetings lately where we have been blown away by the lack of knowledge by the "lighting designer" and/or electrician regarding today's smart lighting systems. As a result, we put together another one of our videos (see Youtube video above) to go over solutions and features from Lutron...one of today's most reliable (IMO) and widely-known lighting solutions for residential and commercial spaces.
Smart Home San Diego installation with Lutron Caseta lighting, RTI universal remote app and Nest thermostat
The term “Smart Home” is everywhere today. However, depending on who you talk to, the definition of “Smart Home” can have many meanings. Here’s our take on “Smart Homes”, how to get one for yourself and some of the pieces and parts that make up this category.
We’ll cover three types of Smart Home solutions. These will be:
Smart Home DIY: These are products for people that would like to install some of these smart home conveniences on their own. We love DIY! (with limits…see below) so we carry many of these products for this reason.
Smart Home Installation LIGHT: These Smart Home solutions provide home automation solutions for audio, video, lighting, climate and more.
Smart Home Installation GENIUS: This type of installation is truly intuitive where your home environment changes automatically as you move from room-to-room…read on!
What’s great about DIY smart home products is that they are prevalent now whereas 5 years ago this category didn’t exist. Some of these solutions offer price-points 1/10th of what they used to be. This allows you to experience comforts such as front door cameras, whole-house lighting control, whole-house music, room-to-room intercoms and more. Some of these brands and solutions are:
Sonos: This wireless music solution provides a ton of today’s music apps, easy set-up and good sound utilizing your existing WiFi.
Lutron Caseta: This whole-house lighting control allows you to control the lights in your house ALL with a single touch. You can also have your lighting system do things like automatically turn on when you pull into your driveway, turn on/off at specific times of the day and more.
Nest Thermostats: Hate coming home to a 90 degree house in summer? Like the idea of turning your AC on BEFORE you get home? Nest thermostats allow for this! They also help to save money by automatically turning off when no one is in a specific area.
Yale doorlocks: Want to open the door for a babysitter or houseguest while you’re at work? How about knowing when people go in-and-out of a particular door? Add Yale WiFi locks for some awesome home automation capabilities!
Here are some of the possible issues with Smart Home DIY products.
This is the type of Smart Home installation that we perform for most of our clients. This makes up solutions such as universal remotes that control your surround sound and TV, seamless whole-house lighting control, whole-house music, climate control, etc. The big difference between Smart Home DIY and Smart Home Installation LIGHT is that with the latter, all of these Smart Home elements work in tandem as opposed to having to
Smart Home Installation GENIUS systems are truly a smart home where your house (equipped with our programming and products) “knows” what is going on as you go from room-to-room. Do you and your significant other like different music? Your Smart Home knows this and turns on different music for each of you as you enter the room. Want your TVs to display art when you walk in the room and turn it off when you leave? How about when you pull up in your driveway, your favorite music comes on, the temperature and lighting changes and the Jacuzzi jets turn on? Smart Home installations at the GENIUS level do this and more.
Smart Home GENIUS installations also use one app to control all of your household systems. Do you want to go in-and-out of your audio/video app to control your TV, lighting app for your whole-house lighting control, security app to see your CCTV cameras, pool app to turn your Jacuzzi on, etc.? If you have a Smart Home GENIUS installation, you don’t have to.
Got questions about Smart Homes San Diego? We’ve installed these types of Smart Home products in thousands of homes over the last 12 years. Give us a call and let San Diego’s smart home experts guide you in your quest to have the smartest home on the block.
Looking for smart home products San Diego? Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Alta Del Mar, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, Torrey Pines, Carmel Valley, Carmel Mountain, Coronado, Fairbanks Ranch, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too. House by Lennar, Shea, Pardee or other builders...we can help!
Lutron Caseta light, shade and temperature control
"Home Automation" has become synonymous these days with huge home technology projects that cost 6 or 7 figures and that automate everything from audio/video systems to lighting, security, HVAC, appliances, etc. However, it is very easy to enter the fray with a simple, inexpensive addition that can make your life easier. Introducing Lutron Caseta, the lighting solution for every home.
To turn on/off the outdoor and pool lights, our particular client had to go outside to access the switches. The outside of their home in East County has little ambient light and is very dark at night. Unfortunately, there were plenty of critters outside like rattlesnakes and spiders that were in the way of the switches.
The addition of the tiny box pictured above and a few dimmers/switches allowed our customer to now access their lighting with their phone and iPad. While being inside the house (and away from said rattlesnakes), the touch of a button on the phone/iPad turned the outdoor lights on, making it easy and safe to comfortably use their outdoor area and pool.
Lutron Caseta also allows you to:
1) Turn on/off your lights away from home. You can also turn on your house lights when arriving home from the safety of your car.
2) Turn all of your house lights on/off with just one button push.
3) Control your motorized shades, allowing one touch to raise/lower all shades in the home.
4) Control thermostats while away from home. Turn on your AC while returning from work and never come home to a 90 degree house again!
This is just one of MANY options we offer to make your life easier through technology and home automation. Interested? Give us a call and find out why Aire Theater Designs is San Diego's home automation and lighting control expert.
San Diego Home Automation company Aire Theater Designs proudly serves all of San Diego County which includes Del Cerro, Allied Gardens, Talmadge, Kensington, Hillcrest, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley, El Cajon, Blossom Valley, La Mesa, Lake Murray, Friars, North Park, Balboa Park, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Imperial Beach, Pt Loma and Downtown San Diego. We also gladly serve those in North San Diego County which includes Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Elfin Forest, Oceanside, Escondido, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, La Jolla, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo. Need help in Murrieta, Wildomar, Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall...we're there too.