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Personalized Lighting Options for Your Bathroom

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Home Automation, Lighting, Lighting Systems | Comments Off on Personalized Lighting Options for Your Bathroom

Personalized Lighting Options for Your Bathroom

The skies are turning gray, and with those dark clouds comes that signature Pacific Northwest rain. What better way to escape from the dreary outside than to personalize your home lighting? The bathroom is oftentimes overlooked as a room that could benefit from home automation, but implementing different lighting systems can turn your bathroom into a calm, soothing, and sustainable oasis. Nothing is worse than bright fluorescent lighting while you’re adjusting to the early morning, or when you’re trying to relax after a long day. Investing in lighting control for your bathroom will not only reduce your electricity bill, but can also help foster a calming, aesthetically pleasing environment. Dimmers...

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The Internet of Things: Living in a Smart World

Posted by on Aug 26, 2018 in Home Automation | Comments Off on The Internet of Things: Living in a Smart World

The Internet of Things: Living in a Smart World

Even if you’ve never heard of the internet of things (IoT), you probably interact with it in some way on a daily basis. Read on to learn what it is and how it’s changing the way we live our lives. The Internet of Things Explained Although some argue that the internet of things includes anything that is connected to the internet, others insist on a more exclusive definition: that the “things” must be devices that are connected to — and speak to — one another. Essentially, the IoT is turning everyday “dumb” devices into internet-connected “smart” devices, which often require no human-to-computer interaction to work. Imagine the smartwatches popular...

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Your Smart Home Theater Options

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Home Automation | Comments Off on Your Smart Home Theater Options

Your Smart Home Theater Options

Whether you are creating your ideal setup to watch the game, binge the latest dramas, or enjoy in-home surround sound music, smart home theater systems bring your entertainment experience to the next level. While some people may assume that smart home theaters are only available for the highest-end residences, this technology is actually easily scalable and can be implemented in a number of ways. If your family is in the market for a media room, home theater, or home cinema in the greater Seattle area, our team is here to help. Here are some pro tips from our Seattle home theater installers on various smart home theater options, what...

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How to Enhance Your In-Home Gym With Smart Technology

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Home Automation | Comments Off on How to Enhance Your In-Home Gym With Smart Technology

How to Enhance Your In-Home Gym With Smart Technology

Smart home systems aren’t limited to home security and top-notch entertainment systems. While many people use smart home technology to automate various aspects of their homes, they may not be familiar with other opportunities these networks create. Virtual workouts and smart exercise equipment are up-and-coming fitness technologies being implemented in many homes. Whether you are interested in biking along virtual trails from the stationary bike in your living room or competing in a global 10K from your treadmill, here are a few ways your smart home network can fuel your workout. For the Competitive Cycler: Zwift Zwift is a virtual cycling platform that enables you to take your cycling...

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Five Smart Home Features To Brighten Up Your Home During Winter

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Home Automation | Comments Off on Five Smart Home Features To Brighten Up Your Home During Winter

Five Smart Home Features To Brighten Up Your Home During Winter

Sometimes the final push through winter is the hardest. When holiday cheer is behind you and Spring days are still several weeks away, the cold, dark weather this time of year can take a toll on your mood and productivity. Since many people spend a lot of their time indoors during the winter anyway, why not implement a few features in your home to keep it bright? Consider installing a few of these smart home features to brighten up your home this winter. Implement Lighting Control Systems No one likes entering a dark home. Implementing smart home lighting control is an ideal way to brighten up your space in...

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Five New Features to Add To Your Home Entertainment System

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Home Automation | Comments Off on Five New Features to Add To Your Home Entertainment System

Five New Features to Add To Your Home Entertainment System

If winter weather is keeping you inside this season, now may be the perfect time to upgrade your entertainment system. Whether you love to binge watch crime shows or have a guilty pleasure of keeping up the with Kardashians, adding a few features to your system can significantly enhance your entertainment experience. From smart home speaker systems to multi-room audiovisual distribution, consider adding these five features to your home entertainment system this year. What is a Smart Home Theater? A smart home theater is a home entertainment system that can include automated and integrated lighting and audiovisual systems. These theaters often include in-ceiling speakers, sound throughout your home, large...

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3 Reasons To Implement Lighting Control in Your Home

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Lighting Systems | Comments Off on 3 Reasons To Implement Lighting Control in Your Home

3 Reasons To Implement Lighting Control in Your Home

Lighting control is one of many home automation features that can make your life easier. Whether you are hoping to brighten up your home during the winter, change your home’s lighting based on your family’s activities, or save money by using less electricity, implementing light control systems for your home can improve it’s comfort and function. If you are considering if lighting in control is the solution for you, here are a few benefits of using this technology in your home. Maximize Atmosphere and Comfort Lighting control enables you to manage the amount of light in your home and create atmosphere and comfort for the whole family. This technology...

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Luminaire Featured on KIRO Radio

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in About Luminaire | Comments Off on Luminaire Featured on KIRO Radio

Luminaire Featured on KIRO Radio

Luminaire’s President, David Foster, was recently featured on KIRO Radio’s My Northwest Home Matters radio show and podcast. In this episode, our president discusses how home automation can improve your home at an affordable price, lighting options during the dark winter months, energy saving technologies and more. Whether you are interested in making your home a smart home without breaking the bank, learning about lighting our exterior spaces to maximize safety and elegance, or a number of other electrical innovations, checkout the podcast episode linked below to learn more. Home Matters:...

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What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Lighting | Comments Off on What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

What Causes Lights to Flicker and Dim?

Flickering lights can be a huge pain in your home or office. Whether you’re trying to light up your home or keep your office bright during work hours, flickering lights can be distracting, waste electricity, cause headaches, and a number of other issues. If you have flickering and dimming lights in your house or office, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you need to know about this common issue, and what to do if your lights start to flicker. Single Flickering Light Bulb Light Bulbs that aren’t screwed in tightly or those that are reaching the end of their lifespan can tend to flicker. Some types of...

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Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Lighting Systems | Comments Off on Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Is Your Emergency Exit Signage Up To Code?

Are you moving into a new building, or building the first brick and mortar location for your business? Is so, there are a few dozen boatloads of compliance laws you’ll need to meet. We’ll take a bit of that load off your shoulders for you with explaining what you need, and where to reference for official needs, for your exit signage. These compliance codes are all available at the source from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. So, what are the precise requirements for exit signs and where they need to be? To begin: “General.” In every building or structure exits shall be so arranged and maintained as...

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