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Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Home Automation |

Where to Start With Home Automation

Where to Start With Home Automation

“Home automation” is a buzzword we hear a lot these days. From lights that come on when you snap your fingers to energy saving climate control solutions, home automation technology is a great way to upgrade your home, lower your electricity bill, and make your life a whole lot easier. If you’re interested in learning more about smart home technology or aren’t sure where to begin, here are a few things to know and tips to getting started with home automation. What is home automation? First things first, before you can implement home automation, you need to know what it is. Essentially, home automation means connecting control of electronic household features and appliances.  This can include any locks and gates, appliances, climate control systems, lighting and more. While this technology used to be thought of as a super advanced thing of the future, these days nearly 30 percent of homes have some form of smart home technology. Where can it be implemented? Home automation can be implemented anywhere in...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Home Automation |

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

How Can Each Room In Your House Benefit From Home Automation?

Home Automation may sound like a high tech thing of the future, but these days it’s a top notch service readily available for homes everywhere. Home automation is a system that connects and integrates electronics in your home into one device, so you don’t have to worry about turning off and on switches and power nobs. If you’re curious about home automation but are unsure how it will benefit your home, here are a few rooms in your house you might not have known can benefit from home automation. Kitchen With all of the appliances in your kitchen, it’s an area in your home that uses a lot of energy. Ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and other kitchen appliances contribute to your electrical bill, and refrigerators cost the average American household $95 per year. Using home automation can help reduce this electricity consumption by timing out certain appliances over time and other control features. It can also give you peace of mind by knowing you can turn off the oven or...

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Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Home Automation |

Can home automation lower your electricity bill?

Can home automation lower your electricity bill?

First things first, what is home automation? Home automation is the automatic control of household features and appliances. It brings all of the plugs, knobs, and switches in your home together so they can be controlled by one device. We’ve all forgotten to turn off the lights in the upstairs bathroom or left the coffee pot on when we’re rushing out the door. Home automation eliminates that; it enables you to save time and money by planning and controlling your home’s electronics and appliances. So how can it help lower my electric bill? The easiest way to lower your electrical bill is to use less electricity. From thermostats to light switches, home automation can control your appliances remotely or on a timer, so your lights and appliances will go off, even if you’re not there to flip the switch.   1. Turn down the heat when you’re not home Save electricity with automated temperature control Do you ever go to bed freezing, crank up the heat, and then wake...

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in About Luminaire, Home Automation, Lighting, Lighting Systems | 0 comments

The Garage Mahal – Create An Awesome Man Cave

The Garage Mahal – Create An Awesome Man Cave

Have you always dreamed of that cozy man cave but lacked the extra room in your house? Look no further than your garage. That’s right, the space you park cars and store tools has the potential to be so much more. Luminaire can transform your garage into an extension of your home. Our automated home services work equally as well in the garage, so you no longer have to think of it as dead space. Here are some steps you can take to create your very own Garage Mahal man cave: Have a Garage Sale First thing’s first, make some room! It’s time to stop putting it off and finally clear out those piled-up boxes. Your garage has much more potential than a dump for your junk. Create Your Area You can designate a hangout area while still leaving plenty of room for necessary garage duties, such as parking your car and storing outdoor items. Find a chunk of space that you can remodel while still utilizing garage space. Install...

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Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Electricians, Home Automation | 0 comments

Home Automation: The Perks & Benefits of Going Auto

Home Automation: The Perks & Benefits of Going Auto

While some amenities of the Tony Stark’s cinematic home are still out of reach for the average home owner—like Jarvis , the holographic monitors on which we can toss graphics from one section to another, and an Iron Man suit that Jarvis helps us don—some things, like some serious home automation, is well within reach. Smart Home Automation brings your living space into the 21st century and creates an integrated network of rooms and systems that allow you to control nearly every aspect of your environment. The perks & benefits range from the money saving & environmental benefits to the just plain fun & über convenient perks that’ll make you feel like Tony Stark… and impress your guests. Here are just SOME of our favorite perks & benefits: Save some green on electricity with smart home automation. The monitoring & ability to control a variety of systems remotely helps you & your home know when to shut off unused features or switch something into an energy saving mode. Components...

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in About Luminaire, Home Automation, Lighting Systems | 0 comments

Demystifying the Home Automation System

Demystifying the Home Automation System

So you’re looking into a home automation system… what now? No doubt as you’ve searched you’ve come across names like Lutron, Crestron & Control4—but really, what do they do? How can those products enhance your home & your life? Let us break it down for you. Lutron Lutron’s emphasis is lighting & shade control with energy-saving tactics & products. With Lutron, you can remotely (via remote or iPad) control the status of the lights & shades in your home while saving a great deal of electricity. Lutron automation can turn lights off when no one is in the room, set out-of-town patterns so your lights turn on & off and your blinds open & close while you’re away. With Lutron, you can even turn all of your lights on or off with one touch of a button! One of Lutron’s biggest advantages is their ability to save you money in energy costs! Crestron Crestron’s focus is on whole-house integrated electronic systems for your modern home. From music & TV...

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