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Four Problems Custom Window Treatments Can Solve

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Motorized Shades Make Life Easier in Huntington Beach

If you’re looking for the perfect way to add a “wow” factor to the interior of your home, then look no further than custom window treatments from Lutron. We love the wide variety of design options available—everything from roller shades to blinds and drapery systems. In addition, you’ll be impressed with the quiet sophistication and simplicity of automation.

Lutron motorized shades are an innovative home feature you never knew you needed. Continue reading to learn how you could benefit from custom window treatments in your Huntington Beach, CA, home.

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How Luxury Lighting Adds New Sophistication to Your Home

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Enjoy the Beauty of Architectural Lighting Fixtures

Adding an element of sophistication to your home doesn't have to include a complete remodel of your interior design. Instead, you can add details of sleek and modern interest to your home's style simply by introducing architectural lighting fixtures and layered lighting. With the right placement and finishes, luxury lighting solutions are an easy way to enhance your home's design and go from simplicity to sophistication.

Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of architectural lighting for your home in Newport Beach, CA.

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With Great Sun Come Great Shades

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Let Launch Systems Find the Perfect Lutron Motorized Shades for Your Home. 

California is a beautiful, sunny state. On hot summer afternoons, it is hard not to squint outdoors or even inside if you don’t have efficient window treatments. Similarly, keeping your home comfortable and cozy during the winter is much harder without the proper shading solutions. The importance of adding the best motorized shades to your home is undeniable, especially since they help with privacy and climate control. With dozens of window treatment options to choose from, it is difficult to pick the right brand and products. For smart shades, the issues of programming, installation, and integration with other technology systems also come into play.  At Launch Systems, we will help you pick the perfect motorized shades for your home in Newport Beach, CA, and design, install, and automate your window treatments for optimal performance. To start, we recommend Lutron, the leading name in lighting control and smart shading systems and one of our trusted brand partners.  Here is a brief review of Lutron’s top-selling motorized shades to help you pick the best solutions for your smart home. 

SEE ALSO: Did You Know? Lutron Motorized Shades Can Do All of This!

Roller Shades

Roller shades are your first option when looking for motorized window treatments, and as their name indicates, they roll up and down at the tap of a smart interface. Depending on the type of fabric you pick, the benefits of your smart shades will range from privacy to climate control and beyond. For example, sheer roller shades are see-through but still protect from UV rays. On the other hand, dim-out sheers give you added privacy, and blackout fabrics are 100% opaque.  Lutron’s Roman shades allow you to work with your own materials. So, if you have the fabric pattern to go with your home theater wallpaper, why not use it on the windows there? You will get the perfect look and still reap the benefits of Lutron technology!  If you would like to try motorized shades before venturing into a more significant investment, Lutron also offers solutions for every budget. From their battery-powered Serena shades to the top-of-the-line Palladium family, we can help you find the right product for your smart home. 

Tensioned & Cable-Guided Shades 

In all of our years in the market, the expert team at Launch Systems has found many windows in odd or hard-to-reach spaces. Is this the case in your home? No worries, we have the experience to install smart shades there as well! For angled windows and skylights, we rely on Lutron’s tensioned shades. They minimize sag and use intelligent hembar alignment technology to synchronize with other shades in your home. In areas with high-wind conditions, Lutron’s cable-guided shades prevent unwanted motion and potential damage to glass surfaces.   There is a lot to consider when picking the right window treatments for your smart home, but we are just a screen tap away and always ready to help. Do you have any other questions about technology systems and what they can do for you? Don't hesitate to contact our team directly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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5 Ways Motorized Shades Benefit Your Smart Home

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Discover how automated window treatments transform your living space and lifestyle

The lighting and design of any home affect its beauty; they determine how the home feels and impact indoor comfort as well. Both professional lighting design and stylish decor make your home more comfortable and welcoming. And shades play an important role in it all. Not only do they let in or block out natural light, but they also elevate the style of your home. Motorized shades are the perfect shading solution for San Juan Capistrano and Orange County, CA homes. Keep reading to see the benefits they provide to you and your smart home.

SEE ALSO: Create a Beautiful and Healthy Environment with Tunable LED Lighting

1. Perfect Light for Any Home

Motorized shades are designed to provide the perfect amount of light in any room. Best all, you don’t have to do a thing to make it happen! They can be programmed to operate via a schedule or light/heat sensors. Automatic shades integrate perfectly with your home lighting system, so you always get the ideal balance of natural and artificial light.

2. Easy Controls

How about hassle-free control of your motorized blinds? Wouldn’t that be nice? It’s so easy to do! Adjust your shades up or down with the touch of a button or a voice command. You can control your automatic shades via a wall panel, smart home tablet, smartphone app, or remote.

3. Protect Furniture from UV Rays

Motorized window treatment manufacturers like Lutron make many shades with fabrics that vary in opacity. So, if you want to preserve the view from your window but protect your furniture and art from harmful UV rays, you can get a sheer fabric you can see through. Or, choose a room-darkening or blackout option for a bedroom or your home theater.

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Customized Window Treatments Offer a Gorgeous View & More

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Motorized Window Treatments Can Change the Way Your Orange County Home Looks & Feels

Though building a new home is an exciting process, not everyone decides to go that route when purchasing a home. Plus, with the current housing market, many homeowners in Orange County are just happy to find something that suits their family’s needs right now! Having the house of your dreams is still achievable, though, with a smart technology partnership with Launch Systems.

No matter where you are in the home buying process, we can assist you with all your smart home automation, custom window treatments, security, networking, and outdoor living needs in Huntington Beach, CA, and the surrounding areas. In our blog below, we’ll take a closer look at some benefits of incorporating wireless shading solutions from QMotion and Lutron.

SEE ALSO: Selecting the Perfect Window Treatments for Your California Home

Why Wireless Blinds & Shades?

The biggest draw of wireless window treatments is flexibility. Wired solutions are easiest to install before drywall is installed; otherwise, there is a lot of retrofit construction that needs to happen. But with wireless shades, we can help you design custom shading solutions before or after the walls have gone up. Plus, hard-to-reach windows in dramatic entries, stairways, and high dormer windows have long-lasting batteries that use an app to notify you when battery levels are low.

Because very minimal installation work is required, wireless shading solutions are a smaller investment of your time and resources. Your new (to you) California home can be move-in ready with the experts at Launch Systems by your side.

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Did You Know? Lutron Motorized Shades Can Do All of This!

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Let Launch Systems Bring These Benefits to Your Orange County Home

Making your home look nice and feel comfortable doesn’t need to be a hassle. Walking throughout your expansive Laguna Beach-area home to open and close shades takes up valuable time that you could spend doing other things. Plus, being able to adjust your shades when the sun shines too brightly – as it often does in California – helps reduce unwanted glare and heat gain in your living areas.

Keep reading below to find out three other things Lutron motorized shades can do for your Orange County home!

SEE ALSO: Wait, I Can Add Motorized Shades Where?

UV Protection

Uncontrolled daylight in your home can wreak havoc on the longevity of your interior furnishings not only during the hot summer months but year-round. Your delicately curated artwork, flooring, and furniture upholstery will slowly fade over time as the sun’s natural UV rays cause a damaging bleaching effect. With smart shading from Lutron, you can adjust the shades automatically according to the time of day or with a gentle tap of your finger. Fabric selections offer varying degrees of sun filtering, so you’re sure to find a style that complements your décor and design preferences.

Additional Savings

Motorized shading, LED lighting, and smart HVAC systems are all innovative, energy-saving technologies that have been eligible for tax incentives, rebates, and refunds from local utility companies and the federal government in the past. Be sure to check with your utility providers for any additional savings opportunities.

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Solution Spotlight: Tunable LED Lighting

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Your Orange County Home Can Shine in a Brilliant New Way with Tunable Lighting

Tunable LED lighting is a modern smart home addition that can completely transform how you see and interact with your home. Highlighting architectural aspects, showcasing your curated art collection, and supporting your daily activities as you move throughout your Laguna Beach, CA, home are just a few ways LED lighting can make your life more comfortable and convenient. But what exactly is tunable LED lighting, and is one type of tunable lighting better than others? Keep reading below to learn about three different types of tunable lighting and how each could potentially work on your Orange County property.

SEE ALSO: 3 of the Top Benefits to Tunable LED Lighting  

Dim to Warm Lighting

Lighting that can be tuned from dim to warm settings is a more basic iteration of tunable LED lighting, and basic doesn’t mean underwhelming. LED lighting that dims to a warm glow similar to that of incandescent can help you ease into a relaxed state of mind in the evenings before bed. Dim to warm tunable lighting is perfect for homeowners looking for a more cost-effective and longer-lasting alternative to an incandescent, yet still prefer the warm glow of the older lighting technology.  

Color Tunable Lighting

Imagine saturated, vibrant colors from throughout the color spectrum, shining in and around your California property during dinner parties, hangouts, or movie nights with the family. Ketra lighting is our favorite full-spectrum tunable lighting brand because of their dedication to the science and art of light. And with the recent acquisition of Ketra by Lutron, the duo is unstoppable in providing superior tunable lighting solutions to homeowners just like you.  

Tunable White Lighting

Perfect for general and accent lighting throughout your home, these LEDs can shift between a warm-white around 2,700K and a cool-white around 5,000K. Our bodies psychologically respond to these variances in white light, feeling energized with cool, white light and relaxing with warmer, white light. By incorporating tunable white lighting into your kitchen, living areas, and workspaces, you’ll support your daily activities with the power of smart technology!   To further shine a light on the possibilities you can bring to your Laguna Beach-area property, call us now at (949) 515-7030, chat with us at the bottom of your browser window, or connect with us using our online form. We look forward to assisting you!

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Control Your Smart Home with Just a Tap of a Button

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Lutron RadioRA 2: A Scalable, Wireless Home Control System

Lutron lighting has been around since the late 1950s with the solid-state dimmer's invention by co-founder Joel Spira. Since Lutron Electronics’ inception, the company has continued to innovate the lighting industry and later began dominating the home control market with automated shading and smart lighting. Imagine pressing a button or using a voice command to dim the lights in your house, raise or lower motorized shades, and control your Irvine, CA, home’s HVAC system. It’s possible with a Lutron RadioRA 2 system installed by the home automation experts at Launch Systems. With tremendous respect to our clients’ needs, we design, install and support smart home devices in new homes and retrofit projects in Orange County. Keep reading below to learn how the Lutron RadioRA 2 system can transform your life, then contact us for a free consultation.

SEE ALSO: Lutron’s RadioRA 2 Smart Lighting Technology Makes Life Easy  

Climate Control & Shading

Adding a smart Lutron thermostat to your home control system lets you control the temperature in your home using a wall keypad, your smart device, or a pre-programmed smart scene. Whether you’re at home or away for the weekend, you’ll be able to monitor and operate your HVAC system to ensure maximum comfort and energy savings. By installing a wireless temperature sensor in a room, each room of your home’s temperature is monitored. If a specific temperature is reached, then your HVAC will respond accordingly, or you can override the automation by adjusting the temperature yourself. You can pair your climate control with motorized shading, too. If the room becomes too cool during the day, then your blinds will open automatically to let warm, natural sunlight stream into your living spaces.  

Lighting

A Lutron RadioRA 2 system is scalable, so don't opt out of smart lighting because it seems too daunting for your home project. You can first install the system in your most-used spaces, perhaps the home theater and bedrooms. From there, you can add the kitchen and outdoor entertainment areas when you're ready.  

Integrates with Other Products

You aren’t limited to only using Lutron devices in a RadioRA 2 system, either. You can incorporate your Control4 automation system or use Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Josh.ai voice control. There doesn’t seem to be any other brand nearly as versatile as Lutron. And the brand is continually innovating, something it’s been doing for over 70 years, so your system is built to last as you add more smart products to your home over time.     To enjoy the simple and convenient lifestyle Lutron RadioRA 2 can bring to your Orange County home, connect with us now using this form or chat with us below. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Lutron’s RadioRA 2 Smart Lighting Technology Makes Life Easy

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3 Reasons Why Lutron Should Be Your Top Pick for Lighting Control

We often talk about the luxury and convenience that a lighting control system can bring to our California clients’ homes. Smart bulbs and motorized window treatments can work in tandem to create the perfect ambiance in your Huntington Beach home with just a few taps of your finger or with a voice command. Behind the scenes, the system that makes it all possible is just as important as the dimming capabilities, fabrics, and styles you select for your system. Lutron RadioRA 2 technology is the brains behind the functionality that you enjoy using daily in your home. Read on below to learn three reasons why the RadioRA 2 system should be your top pick for lighting control.

SEE ALSO: Motorized Window Treatments Bring Style & Convenience  

Easy to Control

There’s no need to walk throughout your home to flip on light switches or raise and lower shading in order to get the perfect atmosphere. With Lutron RadioRA 2, you have a variety of control options at your fingertips. Pico wireless remotes on desktop pedestals control lights, blinds, and audio from anywhere in your home with just a tap. You can also replace your boring outlet wall plates with smart switches in finishes and colors that complement your interior décor. The RadioRA 2 main repeater makes it possible to use the Lutron App to control your smart devices, but it enables systems integration with other brands as well. Managing your smart technology in Orange County has never been simpler.  

Personalized Scenes

Your custom-etched Pico keypads are customizable to match your needs, too. Besides on/off or open/closed settings, window shades can be partially drawn, and lights may be dimmed on demand or according to pre-programmed scenes. Once initiated, the ‘Dinner’ scene will begin a sequence of smart device responses: lights dimmed to the perfect setting, motorized shades lowered to provide privacy, and your audio system tuned to your favorite streaming station for the perfect evening dinner with your partner.  

A Scalable Smart Home Solution

With the Lutron Connect Bridge, you can link pair RadioRA 2 with your favorite apps using the cloud! You can then pair your keypads and remotes to work in partnership with your wireless thermostats, voice control, audio control and home automation. A truly smart home is achievable thanks to Lutron!   If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of automation made possible with Lutron RadioRA 2, contact us here today or chat with us at the bottom of your browser. We can’t wait to hear from you!  

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Step Up Your Energy Efficiency with a Lutron Lighting System

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How We’re Living Green in Newport Beach with Smart Lighting

Many folks in Orange County are passionate about helping the environment. Maybe you also recycle diligently and bring reusable bags to the store. But what if a local technology installer could make your house more sustainable, saving substantial amounts of electricity each year? Smart lighting systems by Lutron incorporate automated dimming, motion sensors, timers, and motorized shades to reduce the amount of electricity you rely on. Not only will you help the environment, but you’ll save significantly on energy bills each year, too. How does it work? Read on to see why households in Newport Beach, CA, have already adopted Lutron lighting systems into their eco-friendly lifestyles.

SEE ALSO: Elevate Your Interior Décor with Motorized Window Treatments  

Save 20% Energy with Dimming

When you integrate smart LED bulbs into one Lutron system, you can fine-tune the brightness level right from the Lutron app or wall switches. Set all your lights to be slightly dimmer than the highest setting—and you’ll find that will be more comfortable and livable, too. LED light bulbs are roughly 80% more efficient than incandescent and fluorescent lights, consuming less energy, especially while dimmed. “Dimming your lights even 20% saves nearly 20% in energy,” says Dr. Ian Rowbottom, Lutron’s principal application engineer. “Dimming them more saves even more.” One of Lutron’s biggest clients, The New York Times, implemented light level ‘tuning’ and occupancy sensors in their downtown Manhattan building. The result? The New York Times Building saved 70% of its lighting electricity, saving $600,000 annually. That’s the equivalent of 3,300 tons of carbon emissions each year!  

Daylight Harvesting

You can always enjoy ample light in each room of your house with smart ‘daylight harvesting’ scenes. If the sun is beaming into your home office, for example, sensors will signal to your lights to turn off or dim. As the sun moves and the room grows darker, only then will lights gradually start to brighten again. Lights will only be on while you need them, and your shades will play with lights to ensure you’re making the most of the day.  

Occupancy Sensors

We all make the mistake of leaving lights on in empty rooms. If you walk to the kitchen for a mug of coffee, occupancy sensors can instantly brighten the room to a comfortable atmosphere. You’ll leave the room, and a few minutes later, lights will turn off. If everyone steps outside for a night at the beach, your empty house’s lights will turn off. But once someone walks inside, your LEDs will automatically turn on, so you won’t have to endure a pitch-black house. Coupled with lighting control on your phone, you’ll always be a step ahead.  

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Shine Light on New Design Possibilities with LED Lighting

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Tunable LED Lighting Completely Transforms Your California Home

Early LED lighting technology was initially inadequate due to limited blue LEDs and yellow phosphors, but modern LEDs have new phosphor compounds that yield higher color tuning capabilities. So, what does that mean for your Newport Beach, CA home? It means that tunable LED light lets you adjust the color temperature and intensity of an LED bulb with a color temperature range between 1,600K to 6,500K, depending on the product. Lutron lighting provides a range that covers both warm and cool temperatures, which can lead to a more fulfilling lifestyle in your home. LED lighting is known to be 80% more efficient than traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting. LEDs convert 95% of their energy into light with little heat loss, which means incorporating LED bulbs into your home can help you reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy costs. Keep reading to learn more about the possibilities of tunable LED lighting when incorporated into your home.

SEE ALSO: Customizing Your Home with a Lutron Lighting System  

Warm and Cool Colors

In their simplest form, tunable white LEDs have two sets of phosphor-coated LEDs, with a warm-white around 2700K and a cool-white around 5000K. By tuning these LEDs, a homeowner can raise or lower the output, thus changing the color of the white light. These different white outputs can have a psychological effect, too. Cool-colored light can make people feel cool on a hot summer day, and blue-white hues in the morning can encourage productivity. Interestingly, you can support the human circadian system with tunable LED lighting, too! The circadian system is the body’s internal biological clock. The intensity and color of lighting can suppress or stimulate the secretion of hormones and melatonin, which effects our moods, alertness, and overall wellness.

Energy Efficiency

As we mentioned at the beginning of this blog, LED lighting helps you reduce your energy costs. LED lighting costs have also dropped drastically in recent years thanks to innovative lighting manufacturers like Lutron. Pair this lower product cost with the lower energy costs associated with lighting solutions, and your home transforms into a green and efficient powerhouse. Incorporating dimmers, occupancy sensors, and motorized shades in your home can further increase your efficiency.   This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tunable LED lighting. For a free personal consultation for incorporating this innovative solution into your Newport Beach-area home, call us today at (949) 515-7030 or connect with us online. We can’t wait to shine light on the possibilities together!

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Selecting the Perfect Window Treatments for Your California Home

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Lutron Offers a Wide Selection for Motorized Roller Shades Installations

Making the switch from manual to motorized window treatments is the first step to bringing increased comfort, luxury, and convenience to your Huntington Beach home. Once you’ve decided to take the leap, though, what’s the next step? Selecting your style options, of course. Styling options include fabrics, shading styles, and a wide variety of control methods. The possibilities may seem overwhelming, but with the help of a reputable motorized roller shades installation expert like Launch Systems, you’ll be able to review the options in a streamlined and relaxed manner. Keep reading to learn the details you can consider for your California home when you’re ready to leap into a new world of luxury.

SEE ALSO: Consider a Lutron Lighting System for Your California Home

Fabric Options

Styling goes beyond simply picking out your favorite fabric colors. Fabric options abound with options that include sheers, translucent, or blackout fabrics. Sheer fabrics have an open weave that filters sunlight while allowing for less privacy and the preservation of ocean views. Translucent fabrics have tighter weaves that shift harsh sunlight into a filtered lighting experience while also providing privacy. Blackout fabrics are opaque, block light from entering your home, and are perfect for media rooms or bedrooms for complete privacy and light blockage.  

Roller Shades

Shading solutions from Lutron include roller shades, drapes, wood blinds, tensioned shades, and horizontal sheer blinds, to name a few. A motorized roller shades installation gives your California home a contemporary and stylish look. Functionality and an elegant aesthetic are the end result of this window treatment. Roller shades from our lighting and shading partner, Lutron, are available with or without fascia, pockets, and side channels. Including fascia offers a more finished look, and you can fabric-wrap the fascia to match the roller shade fabric you selected. If you’d prefer a custom top-of-window treatment, then a roller shade without fascia but perhaps a pocket would be perfect, because it offers you flexibility and the option to add cornices, valances, or drapery.  

Control Options

One of the best benefits of motorized window treatments includes not needing to walk throughout your Huntington Beach-area home to open or close each window treatment – talk about a time saver! Contemporary and architectural keypads are available in fashionable options that include finishes in metals, mattes, glosses, and satins. Launch Systems can always request color samples for you to see selections for yourself in your home. Beyond keypads, there are remotes, smart device apps, and voice command control options available. Go a step further and program home automation scenes that incorporate multiple smart technologies at the tap of a button. Tap the Evening Scene button, and the shades in every window can roll down to add privacy, the smart lighting can dim to a relaxing hue, and your multi-room audio system can begin playing relaxing wind-down music.     If you’d like to bring the value of motorized roller shades to your California home, call us today at (949) 515-7030 or reach out using our contact form. We can’t wait to work with you.

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Customizing Your Home with a Lutron Lighting System

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3 Ways Lutron Offers More than Smart Light Bulbs

When you hear the term smart lighting, what comes to mind? Many homeowners think it means incorporating energy-efficient, smart light bulbs that don’t need to be controlled manually with a traditional light switch. Lutron lighting systems are so much more than that! Imagine walking into your Huntington Beach, CA home and the lights working in sync with your motorized shades to control the amount of light within your home. Plus, you can update your old-fashioned light switch plates to match your décor, all while you bring improved comfort and convenience to your home. Read on to learn three ways Lutron offers more than smart light bulbs.

SEE ALSO: Motorized Window Treatments Bring Style & Convenience

Elegance & Ambiance

Lutron lighting systems control light beautifully in your California home. Light dimming technology helps you transform the mood of any room, ensuring your romantic dinner for two is just that – romantically lit without harsh lighting. Your outdoor entertainment spaces can transform into relaxing areas with dimmed or colorful lighting, too, with only a tap of a button on a wall keypad or smart device app. You can even bring elegance to your lighting controls, opting for stylish style, color and finish options that complement your interior décor. Options include the Palladiom line for an architectural aesthetic and minimalistic design that’s customizable and backlit to the GRAFIK T slider with intuitive sliding touch control that adds style to your space. Finishes range from bright chrome to antique brass to ivory to aluminum – you’re sure to find something perfect for your home.

Programmed Scenes

You can program you Lutron lighting to astronomical clocks, so outdoor lighting can turn on automatically on at dusk or off at sunrise, ensuring no wasting energy costs. With the tap of a finger on a remote or wall keypad, you can set an Away scene that turns some lights on or off and lowers shades for improved security while you’re gone from your Huntington Beach-area home.

Occupancy Sensors

Maestro sensors can determine occupancy or vacancy in any room location once installed. Rooms that are notorious for lights being left on, such as the laundry room or garage, will turn on automatically when you enter a space and turn off after a designated amount of time. Major, minor, and fine motion can be detected, depending on your preferred settings. This is also valuable for indoor security, with any motion detected triggering indoor lights to turn on and startle burglars. If you’re ready to make your California home more elegant, convenient, and safe, call Launch Systems today at (949) 515-7030 or fill out our contact form. We look forward to working with you!

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Motorized Window Treatments Bring Style & Convenience

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Choose from a Wide Variety of Options from One of Our Favorite Brands: Lutron

If you’re looking for a way to improve the interior décor of your California home while also protecting your interior furnishings from damaging UV light, then you should consider motorized window treatments. The options are nearly endless with Lutron because they have a variety of styles and fabric options from which to choose. We’ve previously explained the benefits of switching from manual to motorized window treatments. In this blog, we’ll review a few ways that motorized window treatments can bring convenience and style to your Huntington Beach, CA home. Keep reading to learn more.

SEE ALSO: The Lutron Lighting System Mini Guide

Saving Energy

Lutron shading solutions take advantage of the natural light of the sun to warm your home in the winter and can protect your home from solar heat gain in the summers. All of this translates to valuable energy savings for you! When your home is warmed naturally by the sun in winter, your HVAC doesn’t need to run as often to keep your interiors warm. During the summer months, motorized window treatments can insulate and prevent the hot sun from warming your home, which means your AC doesn’t need to work as hard at keeping your family cool.  

Privacy

A whole-home motorized shading solution can protect your home from peeping eyes. While you’re away from home, a predetermined Away scene can lower all of your shades simultaneously. All you need to do is select this button on your custom-etched wall keypad, a smart device, or a remote – it’s simple. Because Lutron window treatments come in a variety of fabric options, you can control not only the amount of light that enters your Huntington Beach-area home, but your privacy as well. For example, horizontal sheer blinds allow soft light to filter into your home while also giving you the ability to control the angle of the vane’s tilt.  

Colors, Style & Fabrics

Beyond choosing the style of the perfect motorized window treatments for your home, you can also select fabrics and colors that complement your California home’s décor. Lutron continuously evaluates trends, so there are always fresh options to choose from, along with longtime favorites. From seven varieties of Jacquard to 16 colors of basswoods for wooden blinds, you are sure to find the perfect match.   If you’re ready to bring the style and comfort and motorized window treatments to your property in Huntington Beach, CA, call us today at (949) 515-7030 or use our online contact form to reach us. We can’t wait to bring Lutron shading solutions to your home.

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The Lutron Lighting System Mini Guide

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Tutorial Videos to Ensure You’re Making the Most of Your Lighting System

Lighting systems are great ways to manage the lights within your home intelligently. Lutron lighting systems provide solutions for any size home on any budget, so you’ll undoubtedly be able to find a system that works for your Laguna Beach, CA home. Keep reading our blog to see some of our favorite Lutron lighting system features. Plus check out the corresponding tutorials to learn how to use these features in your own home!

SEE ALSO: Why Make the Switch from Manual to Motorized Window Treatments?

Lutron Scenes

Whether you’re trying to boost your home’s security, conserve energy, or brighten up your holiday parties, scenes can help you control multiple lights on your property at once. With the tap of a button on a smart device or Lutron’s Pico remote, you can turn Lutron shades and lights to a predetermined setting. Program a “Good morning” scene to turn on the bedroom lighting, raise the motorized shades, and light your walking path into the kitchen so you can quickly get started on making breakfast. You can incorporate Lutron lighting scenes into your existing Control4 automation system, too, so you can even program the “Good morning” scene to play your favorite music or news channel with a tap. Watch this video to learn how to program scenes:    

 

Dimmers, Switches & Fans

You can control individual dimmers, light switches, and fans in your home using an app on your smart device. Each smart light in your Lutron lighting system is adjustable with the tap of a button. As you wind down for the evening and head to your entertainment room, you may want to dim the lights as you catch up on your favorite TV shows. Simply open the app, tap, and adjust the lighting to meet your needs. You can even use the Lutron app to adjust the speed on your ceiling fans. Take a look at this video to learn how to do that:    

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Why Make the Switch from Manual to Motorized Window Treatments?

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Make Life Simpler with These Smart Solutions Installed in Your Newport Beach-Area Home

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing window treatments or have a blank slate of windows in a new-build home, you’ve likely been window shopping for window treatments!

From roller shades to Roman blinds, motorized styles to manual styles, the options seem endless and overwhelming. Motorized window treatments bring safety and convenience to your Newport Beach-area home and come in both wired and wireless options to suit your installation needs.

Keep reading the blog to learn the benefits of motorized window treatments over manual blinds.

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Safety

While you’re away from home, you may find yourself kicking yourself for forgetting to close the blinds before you left. Thieves could potentially peer through your windows to case your home for a burglary. Managing your motorized window treatments while you’re away is simple!

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Consider a Lutron Lighting System for Your California Home

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We Tell You How Lutron Sets the Bar High in Automated Lighting

A 2017 Harris Poll asked 1,553 homeowners about their lighting preferences, and 91% cited reducing energy use was important. Despite that staggering statistic, 21% had no idea they could reduce their energy consumption by installing lighting controls in their homes. As a result of homeowners’ preferences, lighting control is taking the home automation industry by storm. You want the ability to regulate the level and quality of light in your home not only to save on energy, but also to complete specific tasks comfortably — the more control of when and where you can use light, the better. Keep reading to learn how Lutron has set the bar high for lighting control systems and why you should consider a system for your Newport Beach, CA home.

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Manage Daylight

You can manage daylight by regulating the amount of sunlight that enters your home. Use shades in conjunction with dimmers to not only create an inviting environment, but also to save energy. Your motorized shade fabrics not only compliment your design aesthetic but can filter the amount of daylight entering a room. You could always set an Away scene to make sure your shades are drawn and the thermostat isn’t running while you’re away. Talk about maximum energy savings. Daylight photosensors prevent outdoor lighting from operating during the daylight hours – you want your porch light on overnight, but there’s no need to keep it on during the day. You can adjust shades automatically with the time of day, too, raising to let light in and setting interior fixtures to dim. Occupancy sensors ensure lights aren’t left on when a room isn’t in use.

Comfort & Elegance

Lighting affects the mood of a room, so take charge of how your home feels. You can choose warm dimming for a cozy feeling; opt for bright, cool whites to keep you alert and awake for specific tasks. There’s no need to walk throughout your home, turning off the lights behind you as you prepare to head upstairs for bed. Simply tap a button on your smart device to switch the front porch light on and the downstairs lights off while you’re lying in bed! Instead of typical boring, white switches, you have a myriad of keypad plate finishes to choose from. We can even match your light switch plates to your existing interior design scheme. Not only is your Newport Beach-area home more convenient, it will exude elegance.

Voice Control

Lutron lighting can also integrate with your voice control assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. There’s no need to tap a button on your wall keypad or find your smartphone. Simply say, “Hey Google, dim the living room” to dim the lights in your living room. You can also say, “Alexa, good morning” to raise your motorized shades, turn on the bedroom light, and start playing your favorite news station. Not everything needs to be operated by voice control, though, and preprogrammed scenes can always be controlled with your wall keypad or via a smartphone app.

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