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Lighting Control

Quality lighting is an important aspect of our daily life, and is often taken for granted. Light control is the ability to regulate the level and quality of light in a given space for specific tasks or situations. Controlling light properly not only enhances the experience, it helps to save energy by using natural light when and wherever possible.

 

Dimming Lighting

In the average home, most light controls are a simple on/off switch, rather than a dimmer. This means that whether it’s the middle of the day or night time, your fixtures are putting out the exact same amount of light. When in fact, you could probably make do with a lot less. Light switches are one of the few devices that only have two settings – on and off. Through dimming, users can control the quantity of light their fixtures provide to fit specific tasks, moods, or situations. This not only improves the experience, but also saves wasted energy in the process.

 

Dynamic Lighting

The color of light has a significant impact on the aesthetics of a space, and supports occupant comfort and well-being. Based on the needs of the space, the color of LED lighting can be adjusted using dynamic lighting strategies – warm dimming, tunable white, and/or color tuning.

 

Lutron LED lighting control systems can use dynamic lighting, as well as dimming and daylight management; to either automatically or manually adjust the color of the LED light to create the perfect environment for any indoor space.

 

Daylight Harvesting

In addition to managing electric light, regulating the amount of daylight that enters a space is an important aspect of light control. By using shades in conjunction with dimmers, lighting control systems can create the perfect balance between the two sources of light to save energy and create an inviting environment. Dimming modifies the quantity of electric lights, which in turn are complimented by the proper shade fabric and control that filters daylight. Together they save energy while providing the right amount of light for specific tasks or situations.

 

Total Light Control

True light control reaches further than shading and dimmers. Advanced lighting control systems and equipment can make lighting a vibrant and vital part of any space. Daylight sensors, for example, can automatically adjust shades and overhead lights to maintain the perfect look throughout the day, while occupancy sensors can ensure that lights are never left on when a room is not in use.

 

More sophisticated systems can store personalized settings for multiple lights, allowing you to completely tailor the lighting scheme in any room. Selecting a scene is as simple as pressing a single button. The system can also be programmed to transition between scenes at different times of the day.

 

Preset lighting can have other benefits aside from ambiance and energy savings. Lighting can be set to increase your space’s security and safety. Advanced systems can work in conjunction with a security system to switch on all lights if an intruder enters a home, simultaneously warning the trespasser and ensuring that law enforcement will know exactly where they are needed.

 

Platinum Vision uses Lutron lighting control solutions in most projects, which provide the right quantity and quality of light in your environment. With such precise and powerful control, you can completely craft the look and feel for any space, as well as its functionality and efficiency.

5 Advantages Of Smart Home Automation

The use of home automation technology is growing every day and individuals are realizing the numerous benefits it has to offer. Smart home automation systems allow various parts of your home or office to be remotely controlled through any Internet enabled device like a smartphone, iPad or computer. A home automation system allows the integration of various components of your home, including lighting, temperature, security and entertainment. Also the introduction of several new devices in the market has made smart home automation more affordable to all.

If you have been sitting on the fence about implementing a smart automation system in your next residential or commercial project, here are some factors that may help you decide.

  1. Convenience

When individuals are asked why they are considering a smart home automation system, the first and most common reason they give is ‘convenience’. Smart technology can simplify your life in ways you wouldn’t have dreamed of a decade ago. Home automation systems give you the ability to access and control many elements of your home, at the touch of a button. They help you control lighting and temperature across different rooms and even turn on/off electronic devices, without having to physically walk through each room. Many systems can also be programmed to operate automatically during certain times of the day. Like turning on porch lights at sunset or drawing window blinds to welcome the morning sun.

  1. Safety

There are many ways in which smart home technology can make your home safer. You can install smart locks that let you lock and unlock the door with your smartphone, remotely. This can be particularly useful if you want to let someone in your home when you’re not around, like a sitter or maintenance person, without requiring you to give them a copy of your keys. It also negates having to worry about losing your keys and the hassle of replacing them.

Another important safety feature offered by a smart home automation system is CCTV control. With the help of your device, you can monitor activities in your home while you are away, and even have alarms triggered by motion detectors.

  1. Access

Smart home automation systems can be controlled in a variety of ways. The majority of them have dedicated apps for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, as well as a desktop PC app or web-based interface. You can thus control many appliances and systems in your home from any device connected to the Internet.

Smart home automation systems also give you access of your home or office when you’re not physically present. This helps check if you have locked the door, turned off lights or switched of gadgets that are not required.

  1. Energy Saving

Most smart home automation systems, are able to boost your home’s energy efficiency tremendously. This lowers the amount of energy wasted, which not only helps protect the environment, but also results in lowering energy bills and a substantial cost saving over time.

Smart lighting systems are often mentioned when talking about energy saving, as they help reduce the amount of electricity used for lighting in various different ways. The latest smart lighting technology uses only a fraction of the electricity that a standard incandescent bulb would use to deliver the same light output. Lights can also be dimmed when not required at full radiance or to set the right mood of a room when entertaining guests or watching a movie.

  1. Resale Value

Finally, a very important advantage of smart home technology that many people overlook at first is just how beneficial it can be when you decide to sell your home. Today’s new generation of home buyers is more likely to be interested in a home that already features smart technology.

By installing a robust home automation system, you can make your home more appealing to buyers and increase its market value, as a growing number of individuals in all age groups are starting to realize the benefits of having a smart home automation system in their home. According to the latest studies, nearly 80% of individuals who have already experienced smart automation in some way, say that they wouldn’t consider a future home without an automation system installed.

Smart home automation technology is now present in most leading cities around the world, and gaining momentum by the day. So for ease, access, safety and savings, install a smart automation system today!

 

W Hotel Apartments: Home Automation

Platinum Vision have been awarded the home automation contract for the prestigious Alef Residences on The Palm Dubai.

 

The development comprises of 104 apartments offering the ultimate in luxury living in Dubai.

 

PV are delivering home automation including lighting control, IT networking, HVAC control and integration. Plus the addition of multi room audio and video distribution is also available as an upgrade.

 

With the latest technology delivered on this project it brings the Alef Residences to the forefront of home automation in the UAE region. Certainly another feather in our cap.