What’s the point?
Great question – here are some ideas.
Set the scene
Great lighting can transform the look of a home.
In the kitchen, you’ll have at least 4 light circuits, probably more. The standard control is a bank of unlabelled switches or dimmers. Faced with that, we all do the same thing – put them all on full. Some lights will be up too bright, which looks harsh.
A properly programmed, scene-setting system is much easier to use, with simple-to-follow scenes like ‘Bright’, ‘Cooking’, ‘Dinner’, and ‘Party’ – and the room will look so much better.
Little kids – and some bigger ones – are terrible for leaving lights on. Avoid silly arguments with a system that switches the downstairs lights off automatically. You could also switch outside lights on and off when it suits, in line with dusk and dawn.
You may remember – or even still use – a time-switched table lamp for when you go away. Now imagine all the lights doing that, at different times. Modern lighting systems have ‘holiday mode’ – play back the lighting from the week before. Pretty convincing – it looks just like you’re at home!
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