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Lighting control systems complement great lighting design

Lutron 2023 Diamond Dealer LogoOften described as mood lighting, lighting control systems are actually much more. They bring ease-of-use, energy efficiency, security benefits and of course they can add a real “wow” factor to a good lighting scheme. Crucially, lighting control systems are by far the best way to control and dim LED lighting.  Brilliant Lighting is an authorised Lutron HomeWorks Diamond  dealer.

Technology made simple with intuitive control options

A good lighting control system should be incredibly simple to use. We like to use elegant keypads with engraved, backlit buttons that make it very clear what they are controlling and what they are going to do.

Why are we leading with keypads as our preferred primary control?  Aren’t there apps and voice control to do all of this?  Of course there are and we use them but our experience of talking to thousands of people at consumer shows is that for many, the idea of using a phone to control your lights is totally off-putting.  We like to be able to cater for all control preferences.

Lighting should be simple.  That’s why we always recommend using the mixture of control options that’s most comfortable for our clients.  We offer a complete range of keypad, app & voice control solutions to suit any particular project’s requirements.

Mood lighting means making fabulous lighting easier to use

A rich multi-layered lighting scheme will use multiple circuits. This is how mood and focus is created and changed through the day. An interlinked multi-functional space will have even more circuits, and if this is over multiple levels it gets even more complicated.

Conventional dimming and switching is really only viable up to three or four circuits in any one space; after that it is just too confusing and irritating.  A control system which knits all the circuits into ‘scenes’ makes it easy and intuitive keypads make accessing the scenes simple.

Lighting scenes can change the feel or mood of a space at the press of a single button. Lighting can shift focal points and emphasise or de-emphasise certain features. Have a play and see how lighting can change the feel of this swimming pool.

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    Precise LED Control

    Lighting control systems are the best way to manage and dim LED lighting. With the widest range of dimming protocols we can offer smooth, flicker-free dimming of all dimmable sources.

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  • Energy Efficiency

    Lighting control systems help you use less energy. Save energy by only lighting the things you want to light and having the right amount of light for every mood.

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Play with colour

Coloured lighting can be very polarising and it’s not something we use in all our projects. But there are occasions when colour and colour change is absolutely right. Our award-winning project in Bayswater combines Lutron Homeworks QS, DMX control and innovative colour-changing fittings from Applelec and Lightgraphix to create a dynamic, fun environment.

Electric Curtains and Blinds

Manage daylight better by adding electric blinds and curtains. Lighting control systems can incorporate control of electric blinds and curtain tracks. We love Lutron’s powered blinds which can be included into a Lutron HomeWorks system and which are extraordinarily quiet in use.
  • Security benefits

    Lighting control systems can improve the security of your home. Make your house look lived in even when you’re away and integrate with your security system.

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  • System Integration

    Integrate lighting control systems with heating, audio, video and security for a truly smart home.

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Mobile and Apps

Control your lights with your mobile or tablet, wherever you are. You probably don’t want to turn your lights on and off from the beach but there’s a lot of really useful things you can do with a good app.

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