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Bring Light to Your Home with Lutron

March 29, 2023 Lighting Control

The ideal home is a space where every member of the family feels free to relax, unwind, and enjoy their personal and shared spaces. Did you know that the way you light your home can play a big part in creating a particular mood? Whether you want to feel relaxed in your bathroom or energized in the kitchen, our partner Lutron has a wide range of solutions tailored to perfectly light each space of your home. Here are INI's favorite ways to bring light to your home with Lutron.

Light Up Your Kitchen

A kitchen is more than a place to cook meals; it’s often a central gathering place in every home. Whether you’re prepping the daily meal or hosting friends for wine and charcuterie, your kitchen requires a mix of task and ambient lighting for all purposes. All you need is a single elegant ceiling-mounted fixture or recessed light fixture to create ambient lighting that will encourage everyone to hang out in the kitchen.

The ideal placement for LED task lighting is under your cabinets, which will help you see your handiwork as you chop vegetables and sauté shrimp. Lutron uses dimmers that are compatible with LED lighting, allowing you to adjust the light intensity in your kitchen depending on the time of day or the mood. LED lighting also conserves more energy throughout the home, so you can feel good that when you want a more relaxing atmosphere, you’re also helping your home to save energy.


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Brighten Your Dining Room

The dining room is the perfect space for an artistic pendant that hangs above your table to highlight the dinner conversation among your guests. This light can function as both task and ambient lighting from a single source. Thanks to Lutron's dimmers, you'll be able to adjust the brightness from an app on your phone to create the ideal lighting for every meal of the day.

What color are your dining room walls? If they’re a few shades darker, we suggest adding wall sconces or flush-mounted fixtures to brighten the room and create a sense of more space. Lutron’s Aliante pendant and wall sconces are the ideal solutions to create a dramatic visual that complements luxurious architecture.

Layer Your Living Room Lights

The living room is another high-traffic area in the home and is the perfect space for layered lighting solutions. We are gladly saying goodbye to traditional recessed lighting, which casts an overly strong downward light with harsh shadows. Instead, we're embracing lighting that creates warmth and brightness that bounces off your walls and ceilings, such as ceiling coves or valance lighting. Task lighting is still provided by the traditional table lamp, while accent lighting can illuminate artwork, décor, or other interesting architecture in your home. Lutron’s Inflection sconces double as artwork with color-changing lighting capabilities for a streamlined, yet whimsical design.

If you have a media room, you'll only need light when your TV is not in use, so a few wall sconces or a single pendant will sufficiently light your room while adding to a movie theater atmosphere. Lutron makes it easy to adjust and manage your layered lighting preferences with automated lighting controls that allow you to create and customize scenes from "movie night" to "reading." This allows you to spend more time enjoying your space and less time tinkering with your lights every time you want to change the mood.


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Illuminate the Bathroom

Apart from your kitchen, your bathroom needs the strongest task lighting to help you start your day or prepare for a big night out. The traditional strip of lights above the mirror casts unflattering shadows and exaggerates blemishes and dark shadows. Instead, we're moving towards placing a pendant on each side of the mirror for a brightness that evenly lights a face at eye level. Some sconces are adjustable, allowing users to achieve the perfect angle for applying makeup or shaving their face.

On the flip side, we think the best bathrooms can also emit a spa-like atmosphere. If you want to add a dreamy feeling to your bathroom, we’re fans of the Silvus sconces, which change color to evoke the motion of water in a forest setting. Place them by your bathtub and put on some calming music for a perfect night in.

Softly Light the Bedroom

The most relaxing place in your home should be the bedroom, your ultimate sanctuary. Floor lamps, wall sconces, or subtle architectural lights are sufficient; no recessed fixtures or pendants are necessary. The award-winning L’ale sconce by Lutron and Ivalo adds a simple elegance to any room, but we think it would be right at home in a bedroom.

Homeowners who enjoy reading before bed will benefit from adjustable wall-mounted lamps, which function as your only task lighting in the room. However, we think brighter recessed light fixtures are perfect for your closet, which can help you see and choose your clothing for the day.

Whether you’re looking to redesign your kitchen’s lighting or you’re designing a brand new build, here at INI we’re prepared to install integrated lighting solutions that will combine all your lighting under a centralized operating system. Whether you’re curious about streamlined sconces or artistic hanging pendants from Lutron, contact INI today to begin!

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