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Can Home Lighting Control Truly Enrich Your Environment?

Global Custom Integrations reveals the finer points of automated lights

Can Home Lighting Control Truly Enrich Your Environment?

Is there any part of the home you can’t make “smart?” More and more homes (and apartments and resorts, etc.) are being constructed with responsive technologies built in. Whether you’re erecting a new home or retrofitting your current residence (or office), Global Custom Integrations has solutions for introducing basic home automation to get you acclimated…such as lighting control!

If you’re looking for a simple way to improve your property appeal, make your life easier AND reduce your energy costs at the same time, then GCI has your lighting solutions.

Picture how connecting your lighting system can add a whole new dimension to your life: At night, your lights dim automatically, enacting preset “scenes”(like “romantic dinner” or “kid’s slumber party”) so only the fixtures you need come on, in the colors you’ve set for that scene; Or you get up at night and walk to the kitchen, and the lights in your path automatically fade on and off  so you don’t have to feel around for switches or awaken anyone with excessively bright bulbs; Or your lights interact with other home systems such as motorized window shades, security systems, thermostats and whole-house control and automation systems to maintain the temperature and economize energy use.

There are a multitude of systems available, in a variety of configurations and price points. GCI can offer a fully-wired system if you’re building a home or addition or new office space. Or you can opt for a wireless system that transmits commands over radio frequency signals instead of wires. A combination of the two works for many projects. We’ll recommend the solution that makes the most sense for your expectations, including options for:

Lighting System Processors
A lighting control system often requires a main processor (or several processors), which are typically located in an equipment room. Some wireless lighting control systems also require processors.

Wireless Repeaters
These are often needed to ensure that commands sent by a wireless lighting control system are transmitted reliably. They are placed in various locations throughout the home.

Outdoor lighting
With an astronomical timer, lights turn on automatically at dusk and adjust the settings to coincide with the changing daily sunset. Even Daylight Savings is automatically programmed into the lighting routine.

Photocell Sensors (combined with Motorized Shades)
Placed near motorized window treatments, these sensors read how much natural light is entering a space and trigger the opening or closing of shades or drapes to harvest daylight while protecting your valuables from excessive sun exposure.

Whole-house or business lighting control systems are available from companies including Savant and home control companies like Control4. GCI also offers a variety of lighting control products that employ wireless technologies.  And we’ll walk you through all the lighting options currently at your disposal in Manhattan, Westchester, Greenwich or anywhere in the tri-state area.

Ready to get started? Give Global Custom Integrators a call today, and let us configure a system that creates a whole-environment lighting system that lights up your life!

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