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How To Create That Wow Factor When Choosing Your Lighting Control System 


A Lighting Control System in your home can provide a huge range of benefits. Some are benefits such as: 

Energy efficiency:

Lighting Control Systems can reduce energy consumption by automatically turning off lights when they are not needed or dimming them when full brightness is not required. 


With a Lighting Control System, you can control all the lights in your home from a central location, including dimming and scheduling functions. This can save you time and effort, especially if you have a large or multi-level home. 

Comfort and ambiance: 

With the ability to control the brightness and colour temperature of your lights, you can create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in your home. This can enhance your mood and wellbeing. 

Safety and security:

Lighting Control Systems can also provide added safety and security to your home by automatically turning lights on and off when you are away, giving the impression that someone is home. 

Increased home value:

 Installing a Lighting Control System can increase the value of your home, as it is a sought-after feature for many homebuyers. 

However, while lighting control systems offer many benefits, there may be some situations where they may not be the best option. Here are a few examples: 

  1. Small apartments or homes: If you have a small living space, a lighting control system may not be necessary as you may not have many lights to control. 
  1. Low budget: If you are on a tight budget, a lighting control system may not be a priority as it can be one of your most expensive investments – worth it, but if you haven’t got the money then it’s unlikely to be a priority for you. 
  1. Minimal use of lights: If you do not use your lights very often, a lighting control system may not be worth the investment. 
  1. Limited wiring or electrical infrastructure: If your home has limited wiring or electrical infrastructure, installing a lighting control system may require significant modifications to your home’s electrical system, which can be costly and time-consuming. 
  1. Personal preference: If you prefer manual control of your lights, a lighting control system may not be the best option for you. 

Ultimately, the decision to install a lighting control system depends on your individual needs, preferences, and budget. It is important to consider these factors before making a decision and remember that you can call Astra Lumos at any time to get our feedback on what you are thinking of doing. 

Overall, a Lighting Control System can improve your quality of life, increase energy efficiency, and provide added safety and security to your home. It can also create that “wow” factor that you want, transforming your home or property and enhance your living experience. Here are some tips for achieving that “wow” factor by investing in the right lighting control system for you: 

  1. Incorporate Colour-Changing Lights: Choose lighting control technology that offers colour-changing capabilities. This will allow you to create a unique ambiance in each room and set the mood for any occasion. 
  1. Use Accent Lighting: Use accent lighting to highlight key architectural features or decor in your home. For example, under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen, cove lighting in the living room, or accent lighting in your artwork. 
  1. Incorporate Smart Home Integration: Integrate your lighting control system with your smart home devices, such as voice assistants, to create a seamless and convenient user experience. You can even use your voice to control the lights and create different lighting scenes. 
  1. Use Automated Lighting Scenes: Create automated lighting scenes for different occasions, such as movie night or dinner parties. You can use pre-set scenes to instantly change the lighting in your home with the touch of a button or voice command. Check out our videos on the Astra Lumos YouTube channel to see all the reviews we have done on automated lighting. 
  1. Add Dimmer Switches: Install dimmer switches to control the brightness of your lights. Dimming the lights can create a more comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in your home. 
  1. Highlight Outdoor Spaces: Use lighting control technology to highlight your outdoor spaces, such as your patio or garden. This will create a beautiful and inviting atmosphere for outdoor entertaining or relaxation. 

By incorporating these tips, you can create an impressive and immersive designer lighting experience that will leave a lasting impression on your guests and enhance your living experience. 

For more information, or to speak to a member of our team about working with the UK’s leading authority in creating stunning spaces, email me at or call 01386 904 000. 

Until next time, have a wonderful day and I will look forward to seeing you in the next article! 

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