When you add an automated lighting system to your home, you get to enjoy the perks of dimmers, energy management, and convenient controls. But you also have a host of other benefits, including the ability to set the light temperature. You may not be familiar with that term, but it simply refers to the color or tint of the light, which dramatically affects the mood of the room. In this blog we will explain how light temperature affects your living spaces and also how you can control it in your Fishers, IN home with our lighting control systems.
What is Color Temperature?
Have you ever walked into a room with incandescent bulbs and noticed that the light was giving off a slight yellow hue? Or have you ever noticed that in most office spaces, the fluorescent lights give off a slightly blueish tone? Both are “white” lights, but they look completely different from one another. That’s because they have different color temperatures.
Color temperature can have a big impact on the way you feel in a space. Cooler colors, like blue, make you feel alert and aware. Warmer colors, such as yellow, cause you to feel relaxed and at ease. Lighting experts and smart home manufacturers are beginning to take advantage of the effects that a lights color temperature has on homeowners, and are including this feature in both the fixture and in the controls of your smart home.
How to Control the Lighting Temperature in Your Smart Home
A lighting control system is one of the most important aspects of a happy home. Your home is generally supposed to be a relaxing space, so you don’t want to bombard your living room or dining room with harsh lighting. It will wash out the colors and make everything look odd in addition to slightly stressing you out. So you want to use warmer colors.
But what if, as the day wore on, your system was programmed to gradually lower the temperature of the lights. That way, you’d be fully aware in the early evening and relaxed when it’s time for bed. Conversely, you could program your system to raise the color temperature in your home office in the morning. When you sit down at your desk you could enjoy easy-to-read-by warm light, and by 10:00 a.m. be fully prepared for the day with alert cool light.
So how does this work? Using Juno LED lighting fixtures with a Control4 lighting control system, The Premier Group can install fixtures and LED lights that produce different types of color temperatures. That way you will be able to dim the lights to warm a space, and raise the lighting to make it cool – or bright and energetic. Our team will work with you to provide the different types of light you want to use in your home on a regular basis. As lighting design experts, you can trust us to integrate a lighting system into your smart home that sets the right mood for every activity.
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