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Create a Beautiful, Healthier Home with Lighting Design

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Effortlessly Control Natural and Artificial Light

Today’s automated technology enables homeowners to manage their lighting effortlessly. Gone are the multiple light switches and, in their place, are elegant, custom-engraved in-wall keypads, touchscreens, and remotes. With one touch or voice control, they can change every light in their home and raise or lower every shade. It’s pretty remarkable. 

But it gets even better. The latest home automation platforms manage your home’s lighting for you, automatically raising and lowering the shades, letting in diffused sun rays without harming fine art, floorings, or furniture. At the same time, the lights dim and brighten, based on the level of natural light in the room. It’s the perfect balance of natural and electric light. 

While this type of technology requires extensive home automation knowledge, the professional lighting design brings your Bay Area home to life. The unique colors, placement, highlights, washes, and hidden recesses create the mood and aesthetics. At Hermary’s, our team of design and integration experts create extraordinary results by combining technology and design. We work with our valued clients to develop customized solutions unique to their lifestyles and dreams. Let's explore the possibilities in our blog below!

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5 Reasons Homeowners Install Motorized Shades

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Embrace Luxury, Beauty, and Convenience with Automatic Window Treatments

Window treatments play an extremely important role in any home. They let in natural light, provide insulation against UV rays, give privacy, and affect your San Francisco, CA home’s interior design. However, traditional shades and blinds can be difficult to manage and require homeowners to go around the house to open and close all their window treatments. Motorized shades make it much easier to let in a little natural light or gain privacy. Keep reading to check out why so many Bay Area homeowners are choosing to install motorized blinds.

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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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Lighting Control’s Best Accessory: Lutron’s Wall Keypads

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Another Reason to Get Excited about Lutron Smart Lighting 

Lutron is a lighting control system that lets you intelligently automate your home’s LED lights and shades. But it’s not just a controller. Lutron also offers a breadth of light fixtures, shades, and wall keypads that enhance the home lighting experience. 

We’ve written about Lutron’s lighting and shading solutions—but let’s look at their eye-catching and design-oriented keypads. In our humble opinion, replacing your regular on/off light switches with sleek, customizable buttons is one of the most exciting benefits of a Lutron system! 

Here’s what we love about Lutron’s wall keypads and what they can offer your Bay Area home. 

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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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What Makes Lutron Palladiom Shades So Special?

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Discover the 4 Distinct Features of Lutron’s Motorized Shades

Windows shades are more than simply functional. Certainly, they serve a practical purpose: privacy and light control. But there’s so much more to them. Just as your home’s lighting illuminates your rooms as well as adds ambiance, motorized shades also serve a dual purpose. Lutron Palladiom shades combine form, function, and automation to make your Bay Area home beautiful and smart.

Think differently about window treatments this year! Go from practical to smart and beautiful. In this blog, we’ll highlight four distinct features of Palladiom motorized shades by Lutron. 

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