Smart Lighting Control - Can You Live Without It?

New Control4 smart lighting control provides extensive customization, flexibility and style for the high-tech homeowner.

SALT LAKE CITY--As housing market continues to show strong growth, traditional housing norms are being challenged and redefined as buyers are now seeking customized, high-tech homes. A recent study showed that 77% of respondents* prefer a home equipped with high-tech solutions - including A/V management, security, climate and smart lighting control. Considering that the wireless lighting control market is projected to be a $4.3 billion business by 2020**, it's understandable that home automation with smart lighting is taking center stage.


Control4, a market leader in home automation systems, is introducing its next-generation of wireless lighting control that makes smart lighting easier, more elegant and accessible than ever before. With a sleek new look, an expansive slate of features, and support for virtually every type of lighting, the new Control4® Wireless Lighting solution lets homeowners add sophisticated, automated and personalized control of lights and ceiling fans to any home.

"Lighting control is a highly in-demand feature in today's smart home," says Jim Arnold, Control4 SVP of Sales. "Builders are providing starter automation packages that focus on smart lights while giving homeowners the option to easily expand beyond lighting control into full home automation. We are also seeing many homeowners retrofitting lighting control into their existing homes for the convenience, security and energy savings. Lighting control is becoming synonymous with having a high-tech smart home."

Control4 offers homeowners the ability to automatically turn lights on and off based on events - such as the time of day, a door opening or room occupancy - as well as set lighting levels to create a particular mood or manage energy use. More than just lighting control, the Control4 solution is able to integrate with virtually every system in the home including AV equipment and security systems, giving homeowners advanced control that can be fully personalized to their needs and lifestyle.

For example, the simple press of a button on a kitchen keypad can activate a personalized "Cooking" scene, where the under-cabinet lighting illuminates, the recessed can lights dim to 80%, and a favorite "foodie" playlist starts through the kitchen speakers. Similarly, a "Goodnight" scene can shut off all the lights in the house, activate the motion detector and arm the alarm system after everyone is safely tucked into bed. In addition, an "Occupied" lighting scene could be set to mimic normal usage patterns when no one is home to deter thieves. Regardless of the personal design and usage, Control4 lighting control can be integrated with other automation functions to create a seamless experience that can be activated right from a smartphone or tablet, from virtually anywhere.

"We had Control4 installed in our previous home and really loved it, but we didn't realize how much we had come to depend on the lighting control until we moved to our new home," says Joe Hageman, a long-time Control4 customer. "It's the one thing we pretty much couldn't live without. The convenience of being able to turn multiple lights on and off with a single touch, or sometimes no touch at all when they're connected to a motion sensor, is really kind of life-changing."

With the current shift from traditional incandescent to CFL and LED lighting, the new Control4 Wireless Lighting line is designed to control virtually any type of light so customers won't have to worry about incompatibility as lighting standards change in the future.

The Control4 Wireless Lighting family is comprised of nearly a dozen products in a wide range of elegant colors and finishes to fit any design aesthetic, and features fully customizable keypads, backlit personalized engraving and LED status indicators so that customers can tailor their lighting experience to blend perfectly with the dcor of their home and with the way they live. Adding further simplicity, all of the innovative wireless lighting solutions can easily be added to an existing home or retrofit project; it's simply a matter of replacing existing light switches with the new Control4 dimmers and switches. Whether remodeling an existing home or building a new one, Control4 offers home automation systems that can manage and control lighting, shades, thermostats, appliances, security, surveillance, entertainment systems and so much more. Personalized and simplified for any lifestyle, home and budget, the systems are modular so homeowners can start where they want and grow as their smart home needs change.

To find out more about how Control4 can add convenience, elegance, and control to homes new or old, contact a local authorized dealer today or learn more at www.control4.com.

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