Maybe you'd like to make the perfect ambiance
possible in every room. Or perhaps you're just looking for a few easy
ways to save energy. No matter what your intention, intelligent lighting
with Control4 is always a bright idea. Here are just a few brilliant
- Have the lights in the house turn on automatically to welcome
- Program the lights to go on at sunset and off at daybreak, or
set them to replicate your normal usage pattern when you're out of
town so it looks like you're home even when you're not
- Experience hands-free illumination when entering a dark hallway;
motion sensors can make sure you never have to fumble around in the
- Turn the whole house off in one touch with a "Good Night"
scene—some lights can go completely off as the kids' dim to 10%
- Program your lights to turn off automatically when a room is
unoccupied for a certain amount of time
- Set your lights to a maximum level of 80%; your eyes won't
notice the difference but your utility bill will!
If you are not yet running compact fluorescent lamps
(CFL’s) in your fixtures in your house and are still using
some kind of incandescent lights without dimmers this can be
a large source of wasted power. By simply dimming an
incandescent bulb with Control 4 by a measly 25% you can
extend the life of that lamp up to four times and save about
20% on energy. This over a year with two, three or a whole
house full of lights (you know who you are) can save a lot
of money. With Control 4 you could have a small keypad
beside the exit doors of your house. Say the door into your
garage or the side door of your house. One of these buttons
can be programmed to turn up or down the HVAC in the house
and over 58 seconds dim all the lights that have been left
on in your house to off except dim the bedroom lights to 70%
so it still looks like there is someone there. Then have
your exterior lights in your house turn on and you are all
set. These are just examples of course, you can have Control
4 do basically what ever you want over almost any amount of
There are a few different ways to have control of your home
automation system from Control 4. They have everything from switches,
dimmers and keypads to in-wall touch sensitive LCD screens and large
portable wireless LCD screens.
This is what the dimmers, switches and two button keypads look like.
Pictured are examples of the three and six button wall keypads.
You can order custom engraved buttons with anything you want embedded in
the middle of them. You could use these at your front door to control
lighting scenes throughout your house and away modes just to start.