In a perfect world, we’d all be able to control the levels of natural light in our home on a whim without having to be left to the mercy of weather and changing daylight hours. Unfortunately, artificial light has yet to offer the levels of mood-boosting illumination that a blast of sunlight can provide. However, numerous companies and products are making big leaps forward in home lighting. If you are working on a home renovation, you might want to consider integrating the high-tech light solutions below when you remodel.

CANNED LIGHTING

Canned lights add natural-looking light to areas like showers or attics, where more elaborate lighting fixtures are not convenient.

Canned lights add natural-looking light to areas like showers or attics, where more elaborate lighting fixtures are not convenient.

Perhaps you need a lighting solution for a tight space where typical hanging light fixtures won’t fit (an attic or crawlspace, perhaps), or maybe you simply want a lighting set-up that is inexpensive, easy to install, and offers substantial control. Either way, the recessed LED can lights available today are a great option to consider. These lights can be retrofitted to cans from almost any manufacturer, making them perfect for renovations where you don’t want to spend too much on lighting. They are also incredibly energy efficient with 50,000-hour expected lifespans, which breaks down to about 22 years of use for most users.

Add the fact that these LED can lights are fully dimmable and installable in minutes, and it’s no surprise that so many Airoom customers are using them these days. The lights are even gasketed for wet listing, which makes them perfect for shower and bathroom use. (Note: Look for the SLD6 or SLD4 series from Cooper.)

UNDER-CABINET LIGHTS

These under-cabinet lights from Luminii add a subtle glow to modern kitchens while also providing the best in energy efficiency.

These under-cabinet lights from Luminii add a subtle glow to modern kitchens while also providing the best in energy efficiency.

Under-cabinet lighting adds a lovely natural daylight-esque glow to your kitchens, even in the evenings when daylight is minimal. The brightness of these lights can be adjusted depending on light levels in your kitchen. Luminii offers the best under-cabinet lights on the market and uses efficient LED bulbs that, like the Cooper-brand can lights, operate on a low-wattage output and offer an average lifespan of 50,000 hours.

MAKE YOUR HOME THE SMARTEST ON THE BLOCK

There are many reasons why Airoom is integrating home automation software like Control4, HomeSeer, SmartThings, and Vivant in order to integrate home automation into house transformations. One of those reasons is lighting. For example, the Control4 Home Brain gives you the power to operate the many lighting fixtures in your home remotely so that you can dim your lights from your tablet when you don’t want to get up from the couch or switch them on using a smartphone, so you never have to enter a dark house.

In addition to lighting, the Control4 Home Brain can also be integrated with nearly every other technological component of your home. From stereos to home theater systems, heating systems to security set-ups, everything can be controlled remotely through the software on your iPad or tablet.

Remember as you prepare for your home renovation that there is more to a house’s lighting than fancy chandeliers and wall sconces. From simple, spartan lighting solutions for your attics and showers to systems that give you new levels of control over your home, there are state-of-the-art lighting solutions that you may not be aware of. Use the ideas above to help further envision your home’s lighting system, and call Airoom to let us help you incorporate technology into your home renovation today!

For more information about Airoom’s design for home renovationsor additions, contact us for a free consultation.

Image Sources

  • Lighting01-Freitag: LED can lights
  • Lighting03-Showroom: undercabinet lighting

 

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