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The Big Hidden Benefit of Smart Lighting & Shade Control for Your Home

We know lighting has a psychological effect on us that can affect our mood, concentration, focus, and even stress level. Natural lighting generally has a very positive effect on our mood and overall performance, so when we light our homes, we strive to use as much natural (or carefully simulated natural) lighting as we possibly can.

The problem with sunlight, however, is that it usually brings higher temperatures with it (that encourage us to crank up the A/C) and the light itself can damage and fade our furniture and paintings. Luckily for you, INI's shade control solutions are the best way to help you regulate indoor sunlight to keep things comfortable and protected. During the summer, the blinds automatically lower to keep your rooms cool and, during the winter, they will automatically activate to help reduce your heating bill by using a little bit of natural sunlight. Overall, the shades can help you reduce temperature, control costs, and save energy no matter which season it is.


Energy efficiency is essential in a modern home. Not just because it will save you money, but also because you can make a difference for a better future. But we don't always have the time or energy to devote to making the right choices and we sometimes make wasteful decisions as a result. The Lutron products we use offer you the perfect way to make the right decisions simply, quickly, and comfortably as stylish, energy-saving solutions have been their standard for many years. For example, we offer their special eco-dim® solutions, which are guaranteed and tested to save you 15% or more, plus it's a fully-integrated system in your home that can be controlled with the touch of a button. If you want convenience, a stylish aesthetic, and overall savings, we have the right options for you.


INI is an official provider of all Lutron products. With our showrooms, you can see first-hand their effectiveness. Any of our salespeople are more than happy to provide demonstrations if asked or assist with any questions about any products we offer.



  • Jim and his crew saved my entire implementation of my home audio/video/lighting paired with Savant's home automation platform. I had been through 2 integrators previously. My first integrator failed to address many of the issues on the setup they installed themselves. My 2nd integrator was decent, but never responded to my follow up inquiries. I contacted Savant Systems and asked for the best integrator in the area and they recommended INI. Jim has always been responsive and efficient by making sure all issues are addressed. Jim and his crew (I met Luke and Pablo) were able to address all of my issues and get my setup rock solid. I haven't had one single issue since. My biggest regret is not finding them from the beginning of my build out. I would have likely saved money and time if I used them from the beginning. I won't hesitate to reach out to INI for future needs or the next home system I build out.

    Sean Brown
  • I had them automate my house and the professionalism and attention to detail was prefect. To sum it up, it just works.

    It was a three man team to automate my house with lutron lights, audio,  and video control using a Savant system. They ran wire, redid my network, and showed my how to use the new simple technology. 

    It's pretty cool to go from just hanging out to full entertainment inside and outside of the house for a game while playing music with two touches on my phone. The team was fast, efficient, and knowledgeable. You can tell they've been working together for awhile. 

    I would highly recommend!

    Sean Reiche (via Yelp)
  • My wife and I have been an INI client for many years. The expertise and value they have brought has been remarkable. They assisted us with a failed system, upgraded us to a new system years later and have been there for all unexpected issues (i.e. power outage resets, user error, etc.). They are responsive and have always been available when needed - in my opinion this is rare. Kudos and to Jim, Luke and the INI team!!! John & Lori

    John Wiegand
  • I have used the INI team for a few jobs because they are professional, thorough and I trust them. Jim and his team are technically savvy and remain available and responsive when I call back with questions. They also care about their community and have supported numerous Veteran / Wounded Warrior events. I will use INI again.

    Ed Mason
  • When our home was built, INI did all my audio/video installation. Any issue I had, they were right there with positive assistance. Jim and Eric are the best. They are knowledgeable and courteous. I trust them without any hesitation.

    Jim Moseley
  • We have worked with Jim and Luke and the folks at INI for over 10 years. They have always been exteamly helpful listening to what we wanted to accomplish with our TV and sound system helping us to realize our a fantastic finished product. Not being Tech savy we were more than intimidated by the incredible advancements in TV, programming and sound systems. Jim or Luke were always there to answer our questions and to walk us through a glitches we may have caused. Their incredible patience led us into the new world of modern TV viewing. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking for the latest and greatest in home entertainment. They are just the BEST.

    Jim and Rusty Shilkett
  • INI did an awesome job hooking up my condo. From tv's, sonos sound system to a new network.  

    Staff was friendly, punctual, flexible around my work schedule. Took extra time to walk me through how to use the system.  Very professional and clean.  

    Melanie Ciz (via Yelp)