Make the Most of a Smart Lighting System This Season

We all celebrate the holidays a little differently. Some enjoy an intimate gathering at home with family, some travel from Kaysville, UT to warmer climates until after the New Year, and some throw lavish parties for visiting guests and neighbors. How will you celebrate this year?

No matter how you celebrate, you can easily add fun and safety to your holidays with a smart lighting system. Not only will festive fixtures enhance your décor, but commanding your lights is simple with preset schedules and centralized control. Plus, no-touch lighting control solutions can help keep germs at bay if you plan to host guests.

Read more to dive deeper into these smart lighting features and learn how they can help you have a happier, safer holiday season.

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Add Style with Rope Light Motifs & Tape Lights

Add some sparkle to your interiors and exteriors with LED rope light snowflake motifs that hang elegantly in windows, on mantels, and in trees. You can find styles from American Lighting that come in both warm white and warm cool color options and are available in 18-inch, 24-inch, and 36-inch lengths. Plus, long-lasting and energy-efficient LEDs ensure your snowflake motifs will shine bright through many holiday seasons.

RGB tunable LED tape lights are another great addition to any holiday décor. Solutions from American Lighting present a virtually unlimited RGB palette of color combinations, as well as the ability to adjust true white light ranging from a warm glow to a bright, crystal white. Add tape lights behind TVs and mirrors, above and below cabinets and counters, along hallways, and more.

The best part? These LED lighting solutions from American Lighting integrate seamlessly with Control4 home automation so you can command your seasonal lighting from the same device with which you use to control the rest of the lights in your home.

Set Them and Forget Them

While the holiday season is a time for celebration, it can also be quite stressful. Between hosting guests, shopping for gifts, cooking new recipes, attending events, and more, it can be easy to forget about smaller day-to-day tasks. With a smart lighting system, you can program your house lights to automatically adjust throughout the day and night so you can focus on more important activities.

While it may not make sense to tie all your house lights to an automated schedule, you may want to consider the lights you often forget to turn on or off. Those could be your porch and patio lights, home theater lights, or kitchen lights. You can also program lights to dim at a certain time every evening. Control4 gives you ample flexibility to customize your lighting schedules in a way that fits your routines.

If you’re planning on going away for the holidays, take advantage of Control4 Mockupancy, an occupancy simulation feature that keeps track of your lighting use and replays your lighting patterns while you’re away to deter potential intruders. If you have other devices integrated with your Control4 system, such as motorized shades and TVs, you can include these within your Mockupancy scene, too.

Curb the Spread of Germs with No-Touch Light Solutions

If you’re concerned about having guests over during the holidays due to the ongoing pandemic, we understand. You may choose not to have anyone over at all this season. While that decision is up to you and your family, implementing no-touch lighting control solutions as part of your smart lighting system can help curb the spread of germs and keep your home healthier should you choose to host guests.

Consider occupancy sensors that turn lights on when foot traffic is detected and turn lights off once the space is vacant. Occupancy sensors help your guests avoid having to touch on-wall surfaces as they walk around the house. Another option is voice control. Control4 integrates with all the popular voice control platforms, so you can ask Alexa, Siri, or Google to turn the lights on in the living room, dim the lights in the kitchen, and turn off all the lights upstairs—without touching anything.

What to learn more about what you can do with a smart lighting system during the holidays and all year long? Get the latest tips, tricks, and trends in smart technology and home entertainment by subscribing to our monthly newsletter! If you’re ready to bring smart lighting to your home, contact our team here or use the live chat box below to schedule a free consultation.