Every decade or so, there is a new product that seems so extravagant and so un-necessary, that it is deemed a toy for the rich, or a play-thing of the super-techy. There was a time that a smart phone was a luxury. iPads and tablets were only for the bleeding edge tech crowd. Heck, there was even a time when automatic car windows were luxurious upgrade that only the most well-to-do would bother to splurge on (With car windows, it’s gotten so advanced, we don’t even want to have to hold the button anymore).
With the speed of advancements in Smart Home technology, automated shades and blinds are rapidly transitioning from the world of dreams and fantasy, to the world of reality, and there are MANY very good reasons for this.
Reason #1: PRICE
Automated shades have historically been more expensive than manual… but guess what??? They still are…
That being said, Lutron’s newest line of Serena Shades are the least expensive they’ve ever been. But Serena Shades by Lutron still comes with the super high quality we’ve all come to expect from Lutron, plus they still integrate with Lutron’s full line of smart home apps and components. And they are totally wireless, so no expensive remodeling to pull wire required!
Reason 2: Control and convenience!
As our homes (and lives) get smarter and smarter, the ability to control our smart devices has gotten easier and easier. Every automated shade that Lutron offers can be controlled via app, timer, home assistant, smart watch or a good ol’ fashioned remote control or wall control.And that really is what it is all about. Imagine waking up to natural light each morning by opening your shades, rather than a screeching alarm clock? What about privacy every night with the push of a single button. No more walking to every shade in the house and manually setting each level. Using the astronomic functions within the Lutron app, you can even set your shades to operate based on sunrise and sunset, to reduce that awful late afternoon glare automatically, and not worry about changing your settings just because the clock has changed.
Reason 3: Fashion AND Function!
Lutron shades come with a HUGE selection of available styles and fabrics. Don’t take my word for it, head over to Lutron Fabrics to check out the full line up. These shades are not just a technological marvel, but they will really enhance the look and feel of your home at the same time. Plus, they move in absolute perfect precision, giving your space a polished, clean elegant look, all the time. Check it out: