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Upgrading Your Home’s Lighting? Don’t Miss These Ketra Products

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Illuminate Your Home with Innovative & Eye-Catching Lighting Solutions

Have you heard of Ketra? The smart lighting brand was founded in 2009 to enhance the performance and range of LED lighting. Ketra invented a new way to customize the color and temperature of lightbulbs, with controls accessible from a remote or phone app.

In 2018, Ketra was acquired by Lutron, a global leader in lighting and shading control systems. Ketra’s incredible color-changing technology combined with Lutron’s first-class controllers lets users transform the home’s atmosphere in seconds.

As a Ketra and Lutron installer based in Palm Beach, FL, we’re always excited about what’s new in the smart lighting world. Below, we share our favorite features from Ketra lighting so you can get inspired for your home.

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A Lighting Brand We Love: DMF Lighting

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Create a Brilliant LED Lighting Installation with DMF Lighting

If you’re upgrading or installing a new lighting system, DMF Lighting is one of the best brands to choose from. DMF’s engineer-driven approach to downlighting creates beautifully illuminated spaces with features like Warm Dim technology that enhance the way we live.

But why should one choose DMF over other lighting brands? When we perform LED lighting installations here in Parkland, FL, DMF is one of our favorite lighting manufacturers. Here’s why.

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Create an Architectural Lighting Design with WAC Lighting

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Flush-Mount Lights, LED Light Strips, Under-Cabinet & Outdoor Options

Ready to make a statement with lighting? Whether you’re a homeowner or interior designer, you can dare to dream bigger with lighting solutions by WAC Lighting.

From low-profile options to landscape lighting, the WAC brand offers innovative options for any architectural lighting design. We highlight their best services below to help you determine the right fit for your Lighthouse Point, FL home project.

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Go Beyond Standard Light Bulbs with Full-Spectrum Linear Lighting

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Customize Your Home’s Appearance with Linear & Tape LEDs by American Lighting

Spectacular places tend to have spectacular lighting. Around the world, the most beautiful restaurants, museums, and homes all have the same thing in common: a well-crafted lighting design.

To take your lighting to the next level, brands like American Lighting offer full-spectrum LED lighting solutions, including tape and linear models. But what do these lighting terms mean, and how can you use them in your Ft. Lauderdale, FL home?

Read on to discover the unique LED products offered by American Lighting. And to learn more, join us on July 8th on Facebook Live for a fun, informative display of linear lighting solutions.

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Behind the Scenes: How We Install Control4 Smart Systems

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Control4 Integration in a Luxury Florida Home

What is a Control4 smart home installation really like? Ultimately, it depends on the home we’re working on. In new home builds or renovations, like this total home control project we completed in Lighthouse Point, FL, we can neatly run wires through the walls in ceilings. In already existing homes, we’ll get creative with both wired and wireless solutions.

Our home integration team based in South Florida recently completed a stunning smart home project with Control4 technology. The homeowners will now enjoy sophisticated whole-home integration of all their electronics, from smart lighting to in-ceiling speakers.

Check out our Control4 case study below and get inspired for your own Florida smart home.

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Sony X950H Review: A Top-Choice 4K LED TV

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Looking for a New Television? Here’s What We Love About the X950H

We’ve all heard of Sony, but unless you’re a hardcore audio-video enthusiast (like us), you might not be following the releases of their new televisions. TVs have come a long way in recent years, and if you’re ready for a new display, make sure you’re choosing the best in 4K definition.

Sony LED TVs are all impressive, but the new X950H is a standout model for many reasons. It’s an upgrade on the X900H version with stunning 4K visuals. But unlike their flashier 8K TVs, the X950H is a more practical choice for everyday use, from gaming to home cinema enjoyment.

If you’re looking for a new TV in the high-mid tier range, the X950H could be an excellent choice for your Fort Lauderdale, FL home. We highlight all you need to know about the X950H below.

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Before & After: See How We Prewire for Smart Lighting & Invisible Speakers

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How We Install Home Automation into New Construction

When you partner with a smart home company early on in your new construction project, the results will be unlike anything else. The best way to implement lighting, audio, and smart technology across a property is to prewire before walls and ceilings are finished over. You’ll enjoy sleek, seamless walls and ceilings with fewer switches and gadgets—and not a single wire in sight.

We recently had the pleasure of installing low-voltage wiring for invisible speakers and smart lighting in a Pompano Beach, FL condo. Keep scrolling below to explore how our construction process will create a smart, stylish home – you may just get inspired for your own project!

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Meet Samsung’s New Outdoor TV, The Terrace

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Take Your Movie Nights Outside All Year Long

We’re lucky to live with beautiful weather from January to December here in Lighthouse Point, FL. So shouldn’t we make the most of the Florida sun and spend more time on our patios or by the pool? Unfortunately, most of us spend our evenings indoors with Netflix, Hulu, or the game on.

Outdoor TVs are changing that. We no longer have to stay cooped up inside on beautiful evenings with a weatherproof screen like Samsung’s The Terrace. The Terrace was first introduced in 2020 with several models for partial shade use. New in 2021 is the 75-inch model that boosts brightness for full-sun visibility.

Is an outdoor TV worth it? We’ll share all you need to know about The Terrace below so you can decide for yourself.

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The Best Outdoor Speakers for the Porch, Patio, and Entire Lawn

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Enjoy a Long-Lasting Weatherproof Speaker System You Can Trust

All outdoor activities are just a little more enjoyable with music. Whether you’re grilling, working out, or sunbathing with a book, your favorite tunes always enhance the moment.

But it can be a hassle to bring your portable speaker outside every time you step through the door. Connecting over Bluetooth only seems to work half the time, and if you walk to another end of the yard, you probably won’t be able to hear music from a small, single device.

If that sounds like your current outdoor music setup, you could benefit from an outdoor sound system. Brands like Origin Acoustics and Coastal Source build durable weatherproof speakers that we install for year-round use in Parkland, FL. Whether you’re looking for audio on the patio, porch, or across the backyard, there’s a solution for you. We highlight which models will do best in each area below.

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High-Quality Home Networking & TV Screens for Gaming

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You Need a Connection That’s Fast and Reliable. Here’s How to Get It. 

No matter if you’re playing on a PC or Xbox, shooter games, or sports, you need a strong internet connection if you’ll be playing online. Video games, especially in dazzling 4K, require a lot of bandwidth to connect with friends or stream to social platforms like Twitch. Can your home’s Wi-Fi handle it? 

In this article, we’ll share how a high-end home networking upgrade can make your gaming experience speedy and seamless. We’ll then share what visuals and sound are available for specific gaming consoles. Our Fort Lauderdale, FL clients enjoy hours of gaming in high-quality 4K with help from our network installations. 

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The Best Home Theater Technology In 2021

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If You’re Upgrading Your Home Theater, Do It with the Finest Equipment 

In our last installment about home theaters, we discussed how Hollywood’s new direct-to-streaming film options benefitted home cinemas. It’s not just the on-demand options that make now the best time to own a home theater. Recent technology advancements bring impeccable visuals and booming sound that previously only belonged to movie theater chains. 

Whether you already own a private cinema or are curious about a new home theater design, you won’t want to miss the latest technology available. Find out how it will enhance your Hypoluxo, FL, home entertainment below. 

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How to Build a Wi-Fi 6 Network Across Your Home

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Your Guide to a Wi-Fi 6Home Network Installation 

Does this sound like your Wi-Fi struggles? You settle down to watch a movie on Disney+ or Netflix, and twenty minutes in, the video stops. You restart the program or stare at a loading screen, waiting. 

Or perhaps you try to join a Zoom meeting for work. Suddenly, your feed freezes. You exit the call, fiddle with the router, and try to join the conference again, flustered and stressed. 

It’s 2021—so why do so many people still struggle with internet connection? Maybe it’s time to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6, the latest wireless networking technology. We’ll share below how a Wi-Fi 6 network installation  can vastly benefit your Fort Lauderdale, FL, home. 

And if you join us March 14th on Facebook Live, we’ll demonstrate how a Wi-Fi 6 network works in real-time. 

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Have You Heard of Wi-Fi 6? Here’s Why It’s Superior

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Bring Fast & Reliable Connections to All Your Devices 

When the Zoom call freezes, when the connection drops, most people’s only solution to spotty Wi-Fi is to unplug or restart the router, hoping that will help. 

Sometimes rebooting a router can help by clearing tasks that have stalled. But if your household has many computers, TVs, phones, and smart homedevices all trying to connect simultaneously, all that traffic is going to slow it down. 

The more you ask a router to do, the harder it has to work. And older routers aren’t capable of supporting our modern needs. But with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, your Lighthouse Point, FL, home will always enjoy fast connections. 

But what is Wi-Fi 6? It’s a common question we hear. Read on to learn how Wi-Fi 6 works and will improve your home networking quality. 

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Is Your TV Setup Ready for March Madness?

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Whether You’re a Cord-Cutter or Cable UserHere’s How to Make the Most of March Madness 

Before the calendar turns to March, college basketball fans are excitedly making their predictions and picks for their top teams. Here in Hypoluxo, FL, we’re rooting for the Miami Hurricanes, and as a media room designer, we know our clients will be watching the season in style. 

Are you equipped with the channels and features you need for March Madness? Any sports fan can deck out their media room with a high-end screen and speakers, but you’ll need easy access to the games, too. 

In this article, we weigh the pros and cons of different TV provider options to help you find the best solution for all your sports seasons. Good luck on your bracket! 

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‘Smart’ Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Tech-Savvy Woman in Your Life

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Automation Gifts That WillComplement Her Palm Beach Home & Lifestyle  

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you want to give your special someonea more meaningful gift than chocolates and jewelry, we have you covered. 

Our whole-home automation customers in Palm Beach, FL have found creative ways to celebrate their spouses and partners. Get inspired with our smart Valentine’s gifts below to treat the woman in your life to some comfort, convenience, and fun

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High-End AV Gifts He’ll Love for Valentine’s Day

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Skip Cologne or a Tie This Year. Get Him the Home Technology He Really Wants!

Are you trying to think of something unique and special for the man in your life? Men can be tricky to shop for on Valentine’s Day. If you’ve already given him cologne, clothing, a wallet, or other stereotypically ‘manly’ presents, you may be trying to think outside the box this year. 

February 14th, 2021 isn’t like most Valentine’s Days. We’ve spent more time at home here in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and will continue to do so until the pandemic subsides. So why not give your guy exciting new home technology he can use to boost his day-to-day

From outdoor entertainment to home office goodies, get inspired by our gift guide below. We hope you find some ideas your special someone can use at home

SEE ALSO: Gift Ideas for the Audiophile in Your Life

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Deck Out Your Entertainment for the Super Bowl with These AV Ideas

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The Next-Best Thing to Being at the Game 

It’s the TV event of the year—the Super Bowl. Maybe you usually attend a Super Bowl party, go to a bar, or perhaps you’re the annual host. While we’re stuck at home this year, this could be the best time to upgrade your entertainment. Transform your media room, living room, or home theater to make your house the Super Bowl destination next year and for years to come. 

As an audio-video integrator based in Lighthouse Point, FL, we’ve helped homeowners amplify their game day entertainment through large format displays, multi-screens, smart lighting, and video distribution. Get inspired for your home below. 

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Motorized Shades: The New Home Essential to Feel Better & Save Electricity

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All Shades Should Be Motorized Shades

If you’re interested in automating your Palm Beach, FL house, you may have come across motorized shades while exploring your options. Many homeowners ask us: are motorized shades worth it?

That’s what we’re here to discuss: the many benefits of automated shades. Whether you have tall windows, curved walls, or are picky about your interior decorating, Lutron’s motorized shades are customizable to almost any space and size. Their shades’ ultra-quiet motors won’t disrupt you as they rise and lower throughout the day, quietly blending into your lifestyle.

Read on to see what makes motorized shades a game-changer for any luxury home.

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Promote Wellness at Home with Audio & Lighting

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Creating Wellness Rooms and Scenes for Our Own Personal Retreats

Feeling burned out, stressed, and overwhelmed from the daily grind? You could jet off to a wellness retreat in the mountains or desert. Or you could turn your home into your own personal oasis, with rooms treated for peace and relaxation. 

We’ve discussed how you can use smart lighting and air purifiers to live a healthier lifestyle. But have you heard of wellness rooms? You can use sound systems and lighting to create a mindful atmosphere in your Hypoluxo, FL-area home. Read on to learn how wellness rooms work and what the benefits are.  

SEE ALSO: From Morning ‘til Night, Set the Perfect Mood with Smart Lighting

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How Smart Lighting Can Regulate Your Circadian Rhythm

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What Is Our Circadian Rhythm and Why Is It Important? Find Out Here

Do your days often go something like this?

You wake up feeling groggy, wishing you had more time to sleep. You settle into the office with a cup of coffee, and it’s not long before you feel like you need another. But by nighttime, you lie in bed, unable to sleep, glancing at the clock every ten minutes.  

If so, it sounds like your circadian rhythm is out of sync. The circadian rhythm is the 24-hour cycle that tells our bodies when it’s time to sleep and eat. Many factors influence our inner clocks, a significant one being lighting.

Natural daylight tells our mind that when it’s dark, it’s time to sleep, and when it’s bright, we’re awake. But what if we spend the majority of our time indoors? And now that the winter days are shorter in South Florida, we’re spending even more time under lightbulbs.

Circadian lighting can help. Smart technology is already assisting homeowners across Fort Lauderdale to feel their best and live more productive lives. Read on to learn how circadian lighting works, why it’s beneficial, and how it will enhance your daily life.

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