Connected Homes offers comprehensive lighting control solutions for any project—from new construction, to major renovations and minor retrofits. We offer both wired and wireless control solutions that integrate with other systems, allowing virtually unlimited configuration, expansion, and flexibility.
There are centralised lighting solutions for automating and controlling LEDs, track lighting, incandescent, floor/table lamps, sconces, spotlights, outdoor and even pool lighting for your home.
The best part about lighting control solutions is that they are integrated by design as part of a total home automation solution. Everything works together seamlessly. Not only can you can mix-and-match wired and wireless devices for the perfect solution, you can integrate lighting, shades, thermostats, audio, video, controllers, and virtually any home system. You can design a centralised lighting control system today and add in retrofit wireless solutions tomorrow. Or, start with a wireless lighting solution today, and during a major remodel in the future, you can still add in a centralised lighting system for the new areas of the home. either way, you get the best solution that controls everything.
Ad hoc and retrofit lighting solutions can end up being a mess of switches on a wall and a confusing number of apps to learn. Centralised systems are a dream to designers and architects who want to discreetly integrate the latest technologies with your home without messing up the aesthetics of your home. Centralised lighting systems allow you to remotely locate all of the dimmers, or dimming modules, in a cabinet, out of site — usually in an equipment cupboard or preferably, in a bigger home, in the comms room.
Founded in 1961, lighting and shading control leader Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to smart lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 products, sold in more than 100 countries.
In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company's early inventions—including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron's founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
A Solution for every Situation
Lutron lighting control systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes. At the entry level, there's the easy-to-install but limited Caseta Wireless. Next, there's the more comprehensive wireless option with RadioRA 2. Designed for easy implementation, it allows for up to 200 connected devices.
Most luxury homes, however, go with Lutron’s marquee lighting control system: HomeWorks QS. Allowing for unlimited devices, custom keypads and switches, and tunable lighting, it’s the most comprehensive solution on the market.
Lutron Homeworks QS
Lutron HomeWorks QS is the latest version of Lutron’s flagship home lighting control system. HomeWorks QS is a whole house lighting control system offering control of internal & external lighting and natural daylight with ultra-quiet electric blinds and curtains. Lutron lighting control is an industry leader. Lutron invented the category in the early 1960s and now offers a range of wired and wireless lighting control solutions.
HomeWorks QS saves energy, integrates with security systems to give you extra peace of mind and complements great lighting beautifully. Best of all it’s wonderfully easy-to-use. If you’ve ever been put off the idea of lighting control by the thought it’s for geeks and tech-fiends only, one look at the simple, backlit and engraved keypads should reassure you. This is great lighting made simple with great control.
HomeWorks QS is designed to work beautifully with LED
Simple to use doesn’t mean basic. HomeWorks QS was a total redesign to address the challenges of the LED era. It offers a full range of dimming protocols making dimming LEDs smooth and reliable. We use DALI, 0-10v dimming, mains leading edge, mains trailing edge or DMX as appropriate.
Whilst this sounds complicated, it’s technology that’s hidden from the end user. All you see is smooth, reliable dimming with none of the flicker or odd behaviour you may have encountered trying to dim LED conventionally. Lutron lighting control works beautifully with LED lighting.
In order to vary the focal point and mood in a room you need multiple circuits. With conventional controls you end up with a large grid of knobs and switches that you manipulate each time you want to recreate a scene. Lutron HomeWorks QS does this all for you with programmed scenes that set each individual circuit to a specific light level. A single press brings up your “cooking” scene, your “dining” scene, your “party” scene etc. Mood lighting and scenes bring out the beauty of your lighting at a single button press.
Lutron HomeWorks QS integrates with other residential technologies to create a complete smart home. HomeWorks QS can be used to control heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and can be integrated into Crestron Home.
The Lutron Connect app is available for both iOS and Android putting system control on your iPhone, iPad or Android tablet or phone. Lutron Connect is also available for the Apple Watch.
Lutron HomeWorks QS is also now controllable with Alexa, Google Home and Siri which means you can now control your lighting with your voice. (edited)
Crestron home LIGHTING
The right lighting turns an ordinary room into an extraordinary space. Lighting welcomes you home and keeps intruders away. Lighting is essential to physical and emotional wellness. It sets the mood for entertaining, for snuggling together on movie night or for a zoom call with the team during lock-down. With Crestron Home, controlling the light in your home is simple and smart.
Designing your lighting control system when in the new construction phase makes it even easier to get the most control with the least visual impact on the room's décor.
Centralised lighting controls help rooms look their best, while improving the comfort and enjoyment of occupants. Our Crestron and Lutron solutions offer customisable control of all your lights, plus control of everything else in your home at the touch of a button.
Imagine simplified controls that allow you to coordinate your lighting needs with other systems in your home. With the touch of one "scene" button, everything is set to exactly as you like.
The “Good Morning” scene raises the automated shades, turns on the lights, and adjusts the temperature to your day setting.
Want to watch a movie with the family? The "Movie" scene closes the shades, dims the lights, and starts your media system.
“Good Night” locks the gates, doors and ensure the garage door is closed. It lowers the heating to night mode, puts blinds and curtains into night mode and turns off TVs, music and lights.
With centralised controls you can customise an unlimited number of scenes to match your lifestyle.
Lighting for Ambience
At sunrise the lights slowly ramp up and the shades slowly open to gently welcome the new day.
Set the mood for entertaining, create the perfect atmosphere for family movie night; or ensure the optimal setting for a professional conference call.
Lights automatically turn on when you walk into a room and turn off shortly after you leave. At the end of the day, tap “Goodnight” from your bed to turn off all the lights and close all the shades.
Lighting for Security
Your lights work the same way whether you’re home or not.
You’re in control from anywhere all the time. Indoor and outdoor lights turn on, off, or adjust automatically based on a preset schedule or sunrise/sunset.
Hallway lights automatically illuminate the way for that drink of water or bathroom break in the middle of the night.
Lighting for Health and wellness
Lighting is directly linked to physical and emotional well-being.
Sensors detect natural ambient lighting; room lighting automatically adjusts to achieve just the right brightness. Circadian rhythm lighting and dawn/dusk simulation improves sleep, energy, and mood.