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Smart Lighting and Shade Control Make Beautiful Light, Together

The Dynamic Duo of Smart Home Lighting Control

Smart Lighting and Shade Control Make Beautiful Light, Together

Do you ever think about the lighting inside your home? It’s something we tend to take for granted. We need it, of course, inside and outdoors. Generally, we want to be efficient about the way we use light – not leaving lights on when they don’t need to be.

We also like our lighting to be adjustable and adaptable, bringing the right light to shine on a task. For cooking we may want our island lights on, under-counter lights turned on bright, and the lights over the range on. In the morning, we want lighting that gently wakes us in the bedroom, and the kitchen coffee area well-lit to highlight that ultra-important morning caffeination task.

There is a way to bring smart technology to your lighting with a lighting control installation for your Atlanta-area home. Beyond convenience, it can add style, accent special features, and make your home safer and more energy efficient.

Interested in learning how? Keep reading to learn more.

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Lutron Lighting Control

Sunbelt Technology works with Lutron for lighting control solutions. The company is a pioneer in lighting, starting with the invention of the first solid-state dimmer in the 1950s. Lighting control has come a long way since then, and Lutron systems are used in large commercial installations like the iconic New York Times building in Manhattan.

From switches, keypads, sensors, and lights to programmable systems, Lutron lighting control can cover one room or an entire property. What does that mean for you? Unprecedented and precise control of lighting in your home. You can have precise dimming and brightness control for one light or a bank of lights; or you can control the whole room and house. You can also have preset scenes for your favorite activities - cooking, dinner, watching TV, or leaving the house.

Lighting control also gives you options with the type of light you can have at different times of the day. One of the newest features is controlling the color temperature of white light. With the right fixtures, you can vary color temperature to better conform to our natural rhythms. Lighting that simulates daylight gets us going in the morning, cooler (bluer toned) light keep us focused by day, and warmer (redder toned) light can help relax us in the evening. With lighting control, you can adjust these at the touch of a button, by schedule, or in a preset scene.

Lutron Palladiom Shades

Another aspect of managing light is controlling the natural light that enters your home through windows. Typical window treatments can assist with light management but automated shades are an excellent partner to a lighting control solution.

Working together, automated shades and lighting control help you get precisely the right mix of lighting in your home. On hot August days, you may want the shades drawn while you're away to keep your house cool. Your lights can be set to turn off automatically to save energy, too. Later in the day, you may want the late afternoon light to flood your room, and lighting can adjust accordingly. Automated shades and lighting can help your home's heating and cooling system operating efficiently; they also increase safety by setting scenes that make it look like you’re home when you're not. 

Lutron Palladiom motorized shades are one elegant solution to automated window treatments among others offered by the company. They are powered by ultra-quiet motors that Lutron has perfected over the past 25 years. Palladiom has a very modern, sophisticated design that will make you think differently about roller shades. The elegance in the design, craftsmanship, and the materials can fit into any sleek contemporary décor.


One of the other intelligent features about Lutron lighting and shading is their ability to integrate with other smart home systems. While you can use Lutron controls and apps to manage your installation, it will also play well with comprehensive automation systems like Control4 and voice control assistants like Amazon Alexa. Managing light in your home is easy and flexible with a Lutron solution.


Are you ready to be the master of light in your home? Visit our Atlanta showroom, call us today at (404) 236-0007 or reach us on our online contact page. We look forward to serving you.

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