If you’ve looked around your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home and realized your lighting seems a little out-of-date, there are plenty of solutions. Replacing the hardware or adding motion switches are among several ways you can upgrade light fixtures, transform your home, and save you money.
Add Motion Sensors and Dimmer Switches
Motion sensors are both a convenient and environmentally friendly addition to your home. Turning off the lights when you leave a room is a quick and easy way to save money on your energy bills. However, it’s something we often overlook or think it won’t make much difference. Motion sensors sense when people are in the room and turn the lights off when they don’t detect movement.
The level of light in a room has a strong effect on your mood. Dimming the lights creates a pleasant ambience for dinner parties or romantic evenings. Dimmer switches can help to save energy by enabling you to lower the lights in rooms when bright lights aren’t necessary.
Update Your Fixtures
Light fixtures have come a long way, and one affordable way to spice up any room is to update light fixtures and hardware. Consider Edison lights over an island in the kitchen. A modern chandelier in the dining room can transform a basic room into an elegant one. If you are the do-it-yourself type, there are also plenty of easy tutorials on creating your own light fixtures for an inexpensive personal touch to any room.
Invest in Home Automation
If you want complete control over your lighting and your home, consider investing in whole-home automation. With these systems, you can turn the lights on or off from your smartphone or another Internet-enabled device to save energy in your home. You can also turn on lights at night for added security when you’re away. And, home automation goes beyond lighting. You can also control the temperature, your HVAC system, and your security system, helping keep your home safe and your utility bills down.
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