How Contemporary Lighting Design Can Improve Your Home’s Aesthetic

Did you know that upgrading your home lighting design could not only save you money but also significantly decrease the amount of energy you use? When it comes to lighting your home, simple on/off light switches are no longer the best solution. In fact, one of our leading brands, Lutron, features several innovative solutions that reduce energy output, saving you money year after year. So what exactly does upgrading your home lighting system entail? There are many solutions available—you can go as small as replacing your standard light switches with dimmers or as big as installing a whole new light management system. Both will save you money and energy almost instantly. Lutron’s dimmers and keypads allow homeowners to control the amount of light their fixtures provide based on mood, situation—or most important, time of day. When natural light is filling your home, there’s no need to have your lights at maximum output. Natural light is beneficial in many ways. It creates an inviting, aesthetically pleasing environment for your home interior, and it can also have positive effects on your health. Natural light contributes to your important daily dose of vitamin D and has been shown to improve focus and productivity. Another way to capitalize on daylight is by using shades in conjunction with dimmers. Lutron recently unveiled new Cellular Shades that help create the perfect balance between natural and artificial light to save energy and create an inviting environment. Cellular Shades are available in varying opacities from sheer and translucent to room darkening—so you can choose just how dark and private you want your space to be. Click here...

Diving Into Home Computer Services, Computer Networking

Here we grow again. Not content with offering customers its storied workmanship and service in the home theater, security, lighting and home automation realms, Digitech Custom is branching out. On the heels of January’s IHT acquisition, we’re proud to announce the formation of a new home computer service and computer networking service division. Ranging from relatively light tasks such as E-mail setup to more involved operations like establishing a home-wide wireless network, our scope of work is all-encompassing. Here’s a sampling of some services our new unit is performing: Personal backup solutions Hardware installation and upgrades Software installation and upgrades Social media privacy setup Computer optimization Parental control implementation New computer setup / data transfer New peripheral setup (iPad, etc.) These projects are undertaken in on-site, “house call” fashion at the client’s leisure, and any forthcoming support will be performed either over the telephone, via secure computer connection or on a return visit. IT professional Patrick McKee heads up the newly-minted Digitech wing. “This new division will compliment Digitech’s increasingly high tech system integration,” McKee said. “New and existing customers will benefit from having one company to rely on for audio and video services, and now computer services.” Similar to the A/V side of things, Digitech’s top priority with its new venture is always to listen carefully, research problems thoroughly, and then deliver the solution that’s in the best interests of the customer. And as always, we’re sticking to our motto: “Keep technology simple and...