Daylight savings time has come again. If you are still programming your outdoor lighting with a manual timer, you are well aware of the frustration and guessing games associated with the time change. Having to chase dusk becomes a necessity when we are required to spring forward to accommodate the change of DST. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples wants you to know there is a better way to program your outdoor lighting. It is called lighting control automation, or LCA, and this proven technology has become a staple among our clients.
Lighting control automation is convenient, effortless and extremely flexible. You can truly customize your entire home both indoors and out so that you will never have to worry if the lights are on at the right time or not again. And, there is no additional wiring needed to do this. Our smart system automatically does more than simply turn on selected lights at dusk. It can control all indoor and outdoor electric outlets.
Benefits of LCA
With LCA you can create zones to control groups of lights and appliances, or turn off all the lights with the flick of one switch. This automation is user friendly and can be programmed so that random indoor and outdoor lights come on at different times and stay lit for varying intervals to give the appearance that someone is always home. This feature comes in handy when you are away from home for extended periods of time, or on vacation. Our LCA technology will give you peace of mind that your house appears to be occupied, creating a more secure home and landscape.
One of the best things about having LCA is the way your outdoor lighting can be set to automatically come on at dusk every evening. We can even program your smart system to come on at 50% power at dusk and increase as the night grows darker. Not only does this look phenomenal within the landscape as evening reaches a fever pitch, it is also energy efficient. With this smart system you can also have your lights automatically shut off at sunrise, or customize the controls for the lighting to automatically turn off at your desired time. It is all up to you. When daylight savings time arrives, your lighting will automatically adjust to the changes without having to lift a finger too!
There is one more convenient benefit of using our LCA technology; this is being able to access your lights through your laptop or smart phone any time day or night, from any location. For example, let’s say you and your spouse have scheduled a cozy dinner and movie on a Friday evening. Your teenage daughter texts you to let you know she is going to be later than expected and will not make her curfew. The lights you had previously programmed to ensure her a safe entry into the house will not be on by the time she gets home and you are only half-way through your movie! Instead of having to cut your evening short to make sure the outdoor lighting is on so your daughter will get home safe and sound, you can take out your smart phone ( no volume remember you are in the movie theatre) and program the lights you want to come on, it is that easy!
If you are interested in learning about the brains behind our most beautiful outdoor lighting designs, contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples to discuss our smart system LCA technologies. (239) 263 – 9975