Summertime seems to lure us outside. As the weather warms up we increasingly find ways to linger a little longer outdoors. Whether it’s an outdoor party, grilling with friends, or simply enjoying some solitude on the terrace or patio, we enjoy being outside until the dark drives us back in.
With the right lighting solution, you can actually extend your living space outside and make it as comfortable and inviting as the inside of your home. And you don’t have to let the darkness drive you back inside until you’re ready.
“Products like the Lutron Radio RA 2 solution you can control your landscape, patio, or terrace lighting automatically, or manually—the choice is up to you,” says Jimm Reifsnyder – Principal of Western Energy Control Solutions. “And a lighting control system allows you to do so much more than simply turn lights on or off. You can set your lights for grilling on a warm summer evening or adjust them for relaxing next to your firepit on cooler nights.”
“You can also set lighting to highlight your landscaping or accent foundation plantings or water features, such as fountains. You can use the time clock to automatically dim your landscape lighting at night, and turn it off at sunrise.”
Automated lighting system like these can also act as a great security feature—whether you’re at home or on summer vacation. Additional features are, unlike old-fashioned controllers that had to be reset if they lost power, Radio RA 2 solutions retain their settings. So whether you’re home, or on vacation, your lights will continue to come on when you want them to—keeping your home beautiful and secure, whether you’re there to make it happen or not.
The Radio RA 2 solution uses Lutron’s wireless technology, so it’s an ideal solution whether you’re looking to build it into a new home construction or install it in an existing home.
With offices Costa Mesa California and San Diego, WCES is a manufacturer’s representative dedicated to providing automation products that cut energy costs while improving the peace of mind, security, and quality of life of home and business owners. Call WECS for technical support, product training, budgeting help and one-line diagrams.