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Written by Larry Cook

Integrated Lighting Control for Home and Office

Integrating a home or office’s electrical and lighting systems will allow the automation, control, and monitoring of your lighting fixtures. A sound design will increase convenience and energy efficiency, along with improving the aesthetics and ambience, of a residence or workplace. Consulting with an experienced electrical services company for the installation of a universal lighting control system will bring about the best results for either new construction projects or retrofits.

Various Controls

The controls that allow the customized integration of lighting fixtures are switches, motors, dimmers, and relays. The elimination of multiple and obtrusive light switches can be made possible by one efficient and sophisticated keypad. Energy savings can be obtained through dimmers that better control lighting ambience. The entry of sunlight and the resulting heat can also be moderated through motorized windows and shades, conserving energy and utility costs. Floor and table lamps can also be controlled by plugging them into an electrical outlet that is integrated with other lighting fixtures intended for a specific area or scene.

The capability of completely controlling every lighting source, electrical or solar, is available through several solutions. Discrete controls and dimmers are used for electric light, while motorized shades and window coverings are used for solar light. The latter are especially helpful for inaccessible windows and shades, which can be raised or lowered by a keypad. When every light source is controlled, brightness and darkness levels can be moderated easily and automatically. As a result, homes and offices can have better climate control, reducing energy consumption and costs.

Programmable Control

A single button can control multiple lights preprogrammed at the levels desired for a unique area or scene. Motorized shades and windows can be programmed for a particular scene. For exteriors, lighting can be automated for sidewalks and entryways to promote safety and security. Programmed night lighting can also accentuate architectural features and landscaping. Activation can be controlled via a smart phone or other remote control device.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs, including:

  • Commercial & Residential Electrical Installations
  • Marina & Residential Pier Wiring
  • Electrical Service & Repair
  • Specialty Electrical Services

For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. They will be very glad to help you.