Why do I need a Lighting Control System?
Convenience - Imagine pressing one button to turn off all the lights in your house
Safety - If you hear a noise, press a button to immediately turn on all the outside lights. Create randomized lighting sequences to give your house a lived-in look, even when you're not there.
Energy Savings - Automatically turn off lights you are not using. Dimming your lights will save you money and extend bulb life.
Elegance - Set up scenes like dinnertime or relaxation where each light or lamp can be set to its own brightness level creating the perfect mood.
Atlantic Alarm & Sound offers integrated lighting control systems designed for homeowners whose lifestyles and tastes require the ultimate in sophistication and elegant simplicity. You can pre-set lighting levels to create moods for entertaining, a quiet evening, family dinners, work or relaxation, or set the system’s time clock to activate landscape and security lighting outside at dusk. Your unique home can be tailored for the optimum combination of style & functionality. Enjoy your home in more ways than you ever envisioned.
The right lighting is essential. Different tasks demand certain levels of brightness and concentration. With a lighting control system, you can program pre-determined patterns of light. Accentuate a special piece of art, dim the lights to watch television, brighten them to read. Have the desired, automated impact on a situation with the mere touch of a button.
Lighting can be controlled by means of attractive keypads in varying colours and designs located throughout the house and patio, as well as by means of touchscreens. Each keypad or touchscreen can control a single space or a number of areas.
Controls may be programmed to set lighting automatically according to a specific time of day, relative to exterior lighting conditions, or according to system presets. These settings may be different for weekdays, weekends or holidays, or for evenings when enjoying a movie or entertaining. Light controls may also be connected to the security system to activate lights in case of an alarm.
Lighting typically accounts for about 10% of the energy consumed in the home and there is much room for reducing consumption without affecting lighting quality. Major reductions in energy consumption can be gained by dimming, when a lesser amount of light is required or when the room is empty. Furthermore, since lights produce heat, unnecessary light creates a needless burden on your cooling system. Some studies show that automatic lighting controls generate energy savings of 35% to 45% in residential buildings. Programmable lighting controls reduce costs and reduce unnecessary energy consumption.
Contact an Atlantic Alarm & Sound representative to help you design an automated system to put your home in a different light!