This spring, developments in smart home tech reflect a renewed connection to nature and the outdoors. Bringing the outside in is just the beginning!

Serena by Lutron Honeycomb Shades

Leader in smart lighting, Lutron, has recently introduced an exciting addition to its line of smart shades. The architectural honeycomb shades feature a design inspired by nature; the hexagonal pockets maximize the use of space and trap air, keeping rooms a more comfortable temperature and lowering energy consumption. 

The smart honeycomb shades provide a range of options that optimize function and enhance the look of any space. Blackout and light-filtering fabrics are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures, allowing for the perfect fit for any room, in any design style. Serena smart shades pair with Lutron’s home automation technology, so you can effortlessly control them with an app, a smart remote, or a voice assistant, including Alexa, Siri, and Google.

Ultimate Natural Lighting

With Daylight Savings just behind us, and the possibility that it could be permanent in our future, we’re all just a bit more tuned into how light or dark it is outside right now. Crestron has taken that idea and run with it, developing light fixtures that let users tune into natural light whenever they want. Crestron SolarSync daylight sensor analyzes light’s color temperature and luminosity and then directs the new indoor line of LED fixtures to match it.

The fully tunable light fixtures blend beautiful design and high intelligence to provide homeowners with a completely customizable lighting experience. Whether users choose to synchronize their lighting to natural sunlight or opt to create a specific mood, Crestron Home delivers seamless, precise control with a single touch or voice command.

Savant Power and Cync

Circadian lighting and endlessly tunable options are on everybody’s must-have lists this spring. Savant’s lighting control division, Cync, has recently announced their entry into the world of lighting fixtures with downlights complete with built-in color tuning and ultra low profiles. They also come equipped with a Daylight mode and intend to launch next month.

Savant is also upgrading their energy solutions with a simplified streamlining option for smart circuits and panels. Their Flexible Load Management allows for monitoring and control of every circuit in a home; this means you can make smarter energy decisions, whether that means simply programming certain appliances or areas to power down at specific times or creating alternative power supplies in the form of a personal grid. Savant Power puts all the information in a single place and empowers the homeowner to be a smarter energy consumer.

Smart homes don’t mean a turn away from the natural world; real smart homes embrace the possibilities afforded us by nature and allow homeowners to maintain a connection to the outside environment while in the comfort of their homes.

Responsive Living, the term coined by Acoustic Architects founders, Aaron Flint and Spencer Hauldren, is the concept of seamlessly enhancing the client’s unique lifestyle using smart home technology. Responsive Living allows you to interact with your space via touch input, voice command, and predictive automation, placing you in full control of your home.

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