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Ketra’s Smart Lighting Is in a League of Its Own

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Discover Human-Centric Lighting and Incredible Dimming Possibilities 

What’s the best smart lighting brand? While there are many high-quality options on the market, there’s one name that stands above them all. And that’s Ketra. 

Ketra is an intelligent lighting manufacturer that was acquired by Lutron (the lighting control brand) in 2018. While Lutron does manufacture its own excellent fixtures, Ketra is regarded as its most sophisticated lighting line for whole-home control. 

With 16 million colors available to its smart bulbs, Ketra lighting offers the ultimate customization, automation, and dimming capabilities—all the way down to 0.1 percent! Read on to learn how Ketra works, its benefits, and how to bring it to your Bay Area home. 

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Enjoy More Shade & Fewer Insects with Outdoor Motorized Shades

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Experience Outdoor Shades That Lower in a Press of a Button 

When most homeowners create an outdoor living space, they bring out weatherproof furniture, a grill, and hang some string lights. But for extra comfort, have you considered installing outdoor screens? 

It happens all too frequently. We’re enjoying our time relaxing outdoors when it starts to feel too buggy. Or we might take our laptop outside to work, only to decide the sun is too bright. But when you own outdoor motorized shades, you can block harsh sunlight, pesky insects, and pollen with a press of a button. 

Learn how motorized shades can enhance your Bay Area outdoor areas and why they make an excellent addition to any smart home system

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7 Daily Uses for Motorized Shades

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Use Smart Shades for More Than “Good Morning” and “Good Night”

Color-changing LEDs get a lot of attention in the lighting control world, but you’d be remiss to overlook the incredible power of motorized shades. You can program motorized shades to raise and lower independently on schedule or across the house with a single command. 

Even if you only use motorized shades in the morning and night, you’d be saving valuable time. But beyond starting and ending your day, there are other times automated window shades are an invaluable help around the house.

Here’s how motorized shades can benefit your Bay Area home each day!

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GET 24/7 PROTECTION WITH A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

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GIVE YOUR FAMILY PEACE OF MIND WITH COMPLETE ALARM AND VIDEO COVERAGE

You have worked hard for your home, and it should be a place of safety and solace. By adding a live monitored home security system, you gain peace of mind and assurance.

There are many options for cameras and alarms, and it is tempting to favor an off-the-shelf product. While many DIY security systems have intriguing and catchy features, they are seriously lacking where it is most crucial. As with many things, you get what you pay for; over-the-counter systems cannot guarantee reliability, interoperability, or quick response times.

Are you looking to upgrade your security with an integrated professional system? Read more below to learn how to gain complete safety at your home in the Bay Area.

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Why You Should Incorporate Lighting Design in Your Home Build or Renovation

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What Does A Lighting Designer Do? More Than You Might Expect.  

If you’re looking to build your dream home, you’ll certainly be working with a range of contractors. From the architect to the electrician, it takes a team of qualified professionals to build incredible spaces like in the photo above.

Yet many people don’t realize what often makes interiors so eye-catching is the light. The way you illuminate a room can make or break an ambiance and influence how colors in interior design look at different times of the day. While electricians and interior designers have a hand in lighting, it takes a professional lighting design to achieve the best results.

A lighting designer can transform the experience of living in your Bay Area home. Read on to discover what a lighting design entails! 

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What’s the Difference? Lutron’s Caséta, RadioRA 3 & HomeWorks Control Systems

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Comparing Lutron’s Control Systems to Find the Best Solution for Your Home

If you’re reading this, there’s a strong chance that you’re interested in smart lighting control. Congrats! You’ve come to the right place. We’re a Bay Area Lutron dealer that designs and installs custom lighting systems that adapt to your daily routines and activities.

Lutron is a world leader in smart lighting, but not all of its solutions are the same. Lutron offers three control system options: Caséta, RadioRA 3, and HomeWorks.

As a Lutron dealer, we can typically tell which control system to install based on a homeowner’s needs and preferences. But if you’re curious, here’s what each system does differently and how they may (or may not) be suited to your San Francisco home.

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3 Ways to Give Your Home Unique Nighttime Appeal

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Make Your Home Look as Stunning in the Evening as It Does During the Day

Have you ever considered your home to be an oasis? Because, in a way, it is! It’s your private paradise where you can escape from the world for a while. Whether you’re retreating from the busyness of work or the hustle and bustle of everyday activities, your home is a place to unwind, relax, and refresh. Even though it may look the part in the day, at night, it seems like a dark castle.

Add light and life to your property! With outdoor lighting, you effectively extend your enjoyment outside and into the evening. Landscape lighting creates a beautiful scene on your lawn, patio, or pool deck. Discover how to achieve this effect at your Bay Area home by reading our blog below. 

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Smart Lighting Control: A Switchless Lighting Solution

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Here Are 4 Options for Controlling Your Home’s Lighting without Flipping a Switch

People have done it for so long that they don’t even think twice about it: walking into a dark room and flipping the light switch. Immediate light floods the space, illuminating everything and even adding ambiance to the room. And yet, in a world of smart technology (i.e., smart cars, AI-powered computers and devices, and smart home products), you’d think there’d be a better way to control something as common as a light switch.

Smart lighting control is the answer! Instead of using a typical light switch or dimmer, you’ll enjoy a seamless and stylish way to illuminate your Bay Area, California home. Still, there’s more than one way to do it! Keep reading to learn how smart lighting control comes in many forms.

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How Smart Lighting Design Adds Ambiance to Your Home

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Change the Look and Feel of These 3 Rooms with a New Lighting Layout

Put a lamp here and a light there, and you’ll achieve the perfect ambiance in your home, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. New lights don’t necessarily mean a new look in your rooms. For lighting design to be effective and impressive, proper light placement and high-quality products are essential.

So, how do you set the perfect lighting mood in every room? It’s easier than you think when depending on Hermary’s to design and install a lighting system. Keep reading to see what customized lighting design and high-end fixtures can do for your home in the Bay Area.

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