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Lighting The Way
House lighting may seem a little basic. The lights go on and they go off. If you want to get crazy, you can add some dimming into the mix. During the holiday season, however, you’re going to be entertaining a lot. And what may seem simple could actually be a party-saver.
For instance, Lutron’s Maestro Digital Fade Dimmer can dim your lights. It can also set the perfect lighting scenarios for your holiday party or dinner. After all, does anyone love being blasted in the face with bright lights? This simple dimmer can transform a brightly-lit home into a warm and inviting space that puts people in a mood to celebrate.
You probably don’t want the lights dimmed in every room—or even on, actually. Lutron’s Maestro Occupancy Sensor is perfect for areas that don’t need non-stop lighting, like the basement, bathroom or the den. The lights go on when guests need them and off so you won’t go to bed with enough lights left on to guide Santa’s sleigh.
For something slightly more high-tech, Lutron also has HomeWorksQS. This whole-house system combines several functions under one system and can make for the perfect party scenario. Tap the ENTERTAIN button, and the system will adjust the lights, shades, temperature, appliances and music all at once, setting the right mood for your gathering.
$29 (sensor), $41.50 (dimmer)
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