Residential lighting control options

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If you are installing new lighting, or redesigning the lighting in your residential setting or student accommodation, choosing the right type of lighting control is essential. This can help your tenants or residents stay healthy, avoid eye strain and migraines, while also saving money on your energy bills. But what are the different lighting control options for residential settings? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. We work with companies and businesses across Preston, and the North West, to provide high quality, professional electrical and lighting solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about the effective residential lighting control options.

What are the different residential lighting control options?

When it comes to lighting control, there are a number of different options that residential settings could make use of. These include:

  • Automatic lighting- for shared areas like kitchens, hallways and stairwells, there is always a potential risk of the lights being left on, 24/7. This not only wastes electricity, it can also cost you a lot of money for electricity bills. Automatic lighting can be a good solution, as this will turn on and off depending on movement and activity in the area, keeping your residents or tenants safe, while also saving electricity.
  • Dimming switches- dimming switches are another great option for residential setting lighting control, especially for the private rooms of individuals. This allows the tenant or resident to control the brightness and level of the light in their space, so that they can have optimal eye comfort, especially when carrying out tasks.
  • Remote control lighting- with the influx of smart home gadgets, including smart light bulbs, it is now possible to control your lighting through voice commands and a suitable voice assistant like Alexa or Google Home. This can be a great option for high end residential settings and student accommodation blocks.

For more information or advice, or for professional electrical maintenance and installation, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.