Lighting control is one of the best ways to enjoy your home. Imagine with the touch of a button every light goes to a pre-set level creating the perfect mood for your evening. Imagine you hear a noise in the night and with the touch of a button all of the lights come on. Despite our best intentions, we all waste electricity by leaving the lights on. In fact, lighting accounts for 20% of all electricity consumed in the U.S., and 50% of that is wasted with inefficient light sources or in unoccupied rooms.
The good news is that Merlin Home Technologies can automate your lights so they come on when you need them and go off when you don’t. Outdoor lighting can be controlled through motion sensors, or programmed to come on at sunset for the safety and security of your home and family. Indoor lighting can use sensors to automatically turn off when no one is in the room.
Dimmers are another great way to save energy. Dimming your lights by 25% (hardly noticeable to the human eye), reduces electricity consumption by 20% and quadruples the life of your bulbs. Ambient light sensors allow digital sensors to automatically adjust the lighting levels on your system dimmer so you never use more light than you need, but always have enough.
LED lighting is another exciting option. LED light bulbs use almost no electricity, create no heat and last up to 15 years before they need to be replaced. Let Merlin Home Technologies guide you on the best lighting control choices for your new or existing home. All of our systems are wireless and capable of being retrofitted into your home. Whether it is brand new-or a one hundred year old masterpiece- the wizards at Merlin Home Technologies can design and install the perfect system for your needs.