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Motorized Shades & Natural Lighting


Though the presence of natural light may not seem like much, especially upon first thought, it has been scientifically proven to improve the quality of life around any home. In fact, there are a number of health benefits that can come with a proper dose of natural light. In today's blog, we'll be discussing how natural lighting can improve livelihood in your home, in addition to how motorized shades, one of our premier services here at SDI, can get you closer to such benefits. If that sounds interesting, keep reading below for more information!

Working From Home? Natural Lighting is Invaluable

In times when working from home is ubiquitous, soaking in natural light has been shown to improve and upgrade any work environment. As a matter of fact, according to a survey from Future Workplace, over 1,600 employees agreed that "access to natural light and views of the outdoors" was the most desirable feature of any workplace environment, even more desirable than on-site child care and fitness centers.

But why is this the case? Why do so many people favor natural iighting where they do their work?

Vitamin D and Other Benefits

When exposed to natural light, particularly sunlight, the human body soaks in Vitamin D, a nutrient that is linked to a number of health benefits. It can reduce the risk of heart disease and can even help you lose weight. Another positive of Vitamin D is that you don't need to be outside to enjoy its benefits, making natural lighting in your home all the more ideal.

How Can Motorized Shades Help With Natural Lighting?

Motorized shades, like other smart home technologies, can be best synopsized in one word: convenience. With a motorized shade system, you can alter the shades in your home with remarkable ease and simplicity. All it takes is the simple tap of a button to grace your home with natural lighting and for you to enjoy its benefits. If you work from home, motorized shades are especially ideal, as with them, you won't have to interrupt your workflow to manually adjust your shades.

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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!

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