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Can Home Automation Improve Your Wellbeing?

Learn how motorized shades and lighting control will improve your wellbeing

Can Home Automation Improve Your Wellbeing?

Have you ever wondered why you feel groggy after the time change of daylight savings? Light has a significant effect on your physical and mental health. Recent advances in technology have made it easier to get a healthy amount of lighting from the comfort of your home with the convenience of home automation. Read our latest blog to learn how motorized shades and smart lighting will improve your wellbeing in your home in Rehoboth, DE or the surrounding areas.


Circadian Lighting

Your circadian rhythm is the internal clock that monitors your sleep/wake cycle. Before civilization, our ancestors spent most of their time outside. Our body uses sunlight to regulate this internal clock, so it is no wonder that being indoors all day has a negative effect on our health. Recent advances in LED lighting allow us to mimic the way outdoor lighting increases and fades throughout the day. Awaken to the cooler daylight of the morning light, and in the evening wind down with warmer light. A home automation system will vary your lighting to create this pattern, allowing you to feel awake at the correct times throughout the day and to sleep well at night.

Motorized Shades

Your home also benefits from natural light that streams in through the windows throughout the day. Motorized shades from Lutron synchronize with the outside lighting patterns to open and close based on the position of the sun in relation to your homes. On days where natural light is limited, you can use daylight modes so that your tunable lighting can compensate to boost energy and comfort. An added benefit is that motorized shades will increase the energy efficiency of your home. They can lower to control heat gain in the summer and rise to use sunny days in the winter. With special fabrics from Lutron you’ll even still get to enjoy your beachside views when the shades are down.

Centralized Control

With a home automation system, you can easily coordinate your smart lighting and motorized shades from one centralized control system. A smart thermostat can be integrated with your system to adjust the temperature based on the light and climate outside and can detect whether you are home or not and even what room you are in. You can use sensors to identify different conditions or schedule preprogrammed scenes that can activate with a single push of a button or command. A home automation system adds convenience to the control of your home.

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