Lighting Control 101


Picture this - you've come home after a long day and rest and relaxation is the only thing on your mind. You just want to go straight to the couch or bed, no questions asked. Once there, you feel blissful, but you've forgot one critical thing: the lights!

Lighting control and automation is an ideal way to control all of the lights in your home with ease and convenience. In today's blog, we'll be diving into the basic ins-and-outs of lighting control, and how it can take your home to the next level! If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more!

Introduction to Lighting Control

Lighting control is a generic term for a system of interconnected lights, typically governed by a singular device or platform. Unlike standard home lighting systems, where lights are independendent and unresponsive to each other, lighting control allows for lights to communicate with other lights. Many lighting control systems can be controlled with the likes of smartphones, mounted tablets, or other devices.

So Why Lighting Control?

In a sentence, lighting control adds instant class, functionality, and elegance to any home - and we mean any home - whether small, medium, or large. Depending on your system, lighting control can be very personalized as well. To provide an example of this, you can adjust any light in your home to be exactly tailored to your liking. In addition to this, it's a known fact that lighting control can simply make your living space look better. Few things beat the sensation of simply pressing a button and seeing the illumination take place before your eyes. Last, but not least, lighting control makes things easier when it comes to lighting your home. With the use of a device, you won't have to get up anymore to turn the lights on or off. This can give you peace of mind, and save you from overspending on energy bills - something no homeowner wants to be dealing with.

Looking For Home Automation This Winter? Consider SDI!

Why not get one step closer to making a lighting contrl system a reality? SDI has delivered excellent results in home automation, home theaters, home audio systems, and more to homeowners in the greater Boston area. Established in Needham, SDI is happy to work with homeowners in the area to help them reach their goals. To get in touch with us, simply give us a call at (617) 391-8919 or contact us through our website!

Reasons to Invest in a Home Theater


Watching movies is one of the go-to forms of entertainment for countless people, both across the nation and the world. However, while films may remain popular and fashionable in their own right, there's no doubt that the landscape of the film industry is going through unprecedented change. Though some change has taken place due to unforeseen circumstances, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, other change has taken shape due to popular trends among moviegoers and movie enthusiasts. With that being said, one of the biggest changes in the modern film industry has been the sudden importance of home movie theaters.

In this blog, we'll be exploring the valid reasons as to why you might want to consider investing in a home theater, even if you don't consider yourself a cinephile. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information!

Reason 1 - Safety 

Though it may be a bleak reality, in times of global health crisis, going to public spaces can pose a threat to anyone - and this especially applies to moviegoers. Though public cinemas are a great way to experience any feature film, let's be honest, they're not always guaranteed to be safe or sanitary. As such, a home theater can protect you, your family, or even your friends from viruses and other forms of illnesses. In a world where public health is uncertain, this is about as valid a reason as any to invest in a home theater.

Reason 2 - Save Money In The Long Term

Though it is perhaps another unfortunate truth about public theaters - movies are not exactly cheap. This is not to mention the additional prices you pay for bringing friends, buying popcorn, etc. Though installing a home theater may cost you upfront, you will certainly see a return on investment, as you will never be subjected to the high price of public cinemas again!

Reason 3 - It's Private!

Sometimes, we all want to just relax after a long day and watch a movie - and for that - we can't blame you. After all, watching a movie should be a leisurely experience, and if going to the nearest movie theater is an inconvenient process for you, then that just defeats the whole purpose! With a home theater, you can watch movies on your own time without having to start the car or even leave the house - it doesn't get any more convenient than that!

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Why Home Theaters & Sound Systems Are Great For Winter


Especially here in New England, where the winters can be long and rough, home is perhaps the best place to seek comfort during the colder months of the year. While enjoying quality time at home, one may engage in their favorite pastimes of the season, such as baking holiday cookies, making hot cocoa, or just winding down with a warm blanket and a good book. In today's blog, we'll be exploring how home entertainment, namely home theaters and sound systems, can make your home an even better place to be during winter. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information!

The Benefits of A Sound System

Even if you wouldn't consider yourself a fan of music - or other forms of audio entertainment for that matter - there's no doubt that a proper sound system can elevate the interior of any home. A sound system is truly versatile, it can keep you entertained in and of itself, but it can also provide pleasant background noise for special occasions or even casual family dinners. Do you plan on hosting a dinner party this winter? What about a casual dinner with friends or family? Consider a proper sound system to bring your music to life this winter!

Winter Is the Ultimate Binge-Watching Season!

Given that daylight is scarce and temperatures are cold, winter is arguably the best season to stay at home and indulge in all manner of binge-watching! Whether it's movies or tv shows, there's no question that a home theater will take your viewing experience to the next level. Even if you aren't much of a binge-watcher, home theaters can still do wonders for occasional movie nights, thanks to the stunning and alluring displays that they bring to the table. This is not to mention the major improvement in sound that home theatres can have!

Looking For Home Entertainment This Winter? Consider SDI!

Though we could talk on and on about the benefits of a home theater or home sound system, why not get one step closer to making it a reality? SDI has delivered excellent results in home automation, home theaters, home audio systems, and more to homeowners in the greater Boston area. Established in Needham, SDI is happy to work with homeowners in the area to help them reach their goals. To get in touch with us, simply give us a call at (617) 391-8919 or contact us through our website!

The Many Benefits of Lighting Control

Have you considered automating the lights in your home?  

This trend is getting more popular every day as a great deal of homeowners enjoy the benefits of automated lighting systems. Remodeling a home’s lighting fixtures is a great way to update and modernize a dwelling, and an important thing to focus on if you are building a new house. Automated lighting control is convenient, enhances security and saves money. The amount and quality of light affects us, our moods, our ability to see, and our sleep cycles. It also indicates to anyone outside the home that someone is present inside. 

When you renovate your home, it is always a good idea to turn to home automation solutions. That way you can gain control over the things that affect the atmosphere at your property, including the lighting. So without further ado, here are the many benefits of automated lighting. 

Automated Lighting Helps You Sleep Better

When it is time to close your book or turn off the television in order to get some rest, too much light can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. So can getting out of a cozy bed to turn the lights off. In the old days, wealthy people had light switches installed within easy reach from the beds for this exact purpose. In the current day and age we can turn to technology. For example, having a light control module to turn lamps on and off around the house from a single control can help you ease into a healthy sleep. You can even control smart lights from various applications on your smartphone. 

Automated Lighting Helps Our Moods

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