Unlike standard home lighting strategies that place one switch-controlled source of light in each room, an advanced lighting system can put control of task, ambient, and accent lighting at the homeowner's fingertips. Computerized, programmable lighting systems help reduce lighting costs by allowing the homeowner to choose specifically where and when to illuminate different areas while improving the aesthetics of the home.
There's a greater selection of long-life, energy-efficient bulbs. No longer limited to stark, noisy utility lights, fluorescents have evolved into quiet, warm energy-saving light sources that can be used in any room.
New fixture designs like track lighting also allow for more creative and functional light sourcing. Often these fixtures will call for low-voltage halogen bulbs like "bipins" or MR16s. These operate at a much lower temperature than normal halogen lights, further reducing energy consumption by not driving up room temperature, which requires more air conditioning.
The best practice when installing lighting in a home is to install an advanced residential lighting system that makes lighting both functional and beautiful.
When choosing an advanced lighting system for a new home, here are a few things to take into account:
By choosing longer-life, energy-efficient bulbs you can significantly decrease the operating costs of a home. When looking for ways to lower homeowner costs and increase comfort and home appeal, choosing to install an advanced computer integrated lighting system is a very bright idea.
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