These are a Few of Our Favorite Things – Stunning, Smart Technology for Every Home

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things – Stunning, Smart Technology for Every Home

The options are endless when it comes to choosing technology for your home. While choice is great it can also add complication. For example, how do you know which tech amenities make the most sense for your own home and lifestyle? Which brands are the best, fully vetted and fit into my décor and budget?

These are just a few of the questions homeowners face when embarking on a quest to make their homes safer, more efficient and fun. Having guided thousands of homeowners on this inspiring journey, Sage AV has investigated, tested and learned about top types of home tech products that provide a real, meaningful difference in the lives of their customers. Along the way, we’ve also discovered what customers tend to use the most once installation is complete. Perhaps most importantly—we’ve seen the systems that perform exceptionally well, deliver big benefits and integrate seamlessly into today’s home environments. So, without further ado, here are a few of our favorite tech solutions that are available now, and that meet the “Sage AV Standard.”

The Future is Here Today with Motorized TV Lifts from Future Automation


The Future is Here Today with Motorized TV Lifts from Future Automation

At Sage AV we take every measure to make technology blend, if not disappear, into the design of a home. Our team has explored many technology solutions that can preserve the design and architectural integrity of a residence, while delivering top-notch entertainment. While some of our clients like having a TV ever-present, it can be a bit of a black hole on the wall when turned off or can sometimes detract from the interior design on which our clients spent significant time and investment.

Thanks to innovative mounting systems from Future Automation, you can easily stow the TV until it’s showtime almost anywhere! The TV attaches to a specially designed, motor-driven mechanism that moves on command from a remote, keypad or mobile app. The motorized mount and TV can be hidden inside a cabinet, beneath the floor or even under the bed. This is a stealth installation approach that preserves design while enabling you enjoy big-screen entertainment whenever you want it.

And talk about a conversation piece! Imagine the look on the faces of your friends and family when they see a TV magically appear as a wall turns or a cabinet opens. James Bond has nothing on this neat solution.

Beyond the aesthetic advantages, we really like how easily Future Automation’s lifts can be integrated with other smart home systems. We can determine the best viewing position and set the mount to lift and swivel the TV to that exact spot. Also, we can synch the movement of the mount with operation of other devices. For example, our team can program a “Movie” button on a handheld device that dims lights, closes the window shades and signals the mount to lift the TV into perfect viewing position. This can transform any room into a home theater in seconds.

Homes not Only Look their Best, but Perform Best with Stylish Shades from J Geiger


Homes not Only Look their Best, but Perform Best with Stylish Shades from J Geiger

For living rooms, bedrooms and beyond. We love the look of shades that lift and lower quietly in unison across a bank of windows – and so do our customers. Over the years, we’ve discovered that this type of system gets used as often as entertainment, as shades are used on a daily, sometimes hourly basis.

Beyond the luxury of a perfectly choreographed series of motorized shades, there’s the energy they help save and the comfort they provide by blocking out hot sun or setting a room’s light just right for working on your computer.

At Sage AV, J Geiger meets our standard for all types of projects. They are not only a market leader in the shading category, but they offer a unique, wide variety of premium fabric choices that are as fashion-forward as they are functional. We can easily incorporate sleek, programmable keypads to make positioning them a cinch.

One of our favorite aspects of these shades is the array of materials. Specific options include sheer, translucent, blackout and decorative fabrics in many colors and textures. These shades are elegant, refined and simply stunning. Available as wired or wire-free, battery-operated systems, they look beautiful from any angle All typically unsightly wires and screws are concealed within the system, and brackets are milled from solid aluminum and made in the U.S. Designed to be whisper quiet as they gently raise and lower, J Geiger shades will positively impact your environment, mood and every moment.

Where Art and Sound Come Together – it’s Meridian


Where Art and Sound Come Together – it’s Meridian

There are two schools of thought when it comes to integrating technology into a home – you can hide it or blend it like the above mounting and shading solutions, or you can make it stand out as a design or room centerpiece. The DSP8000 XE loudspeakers from Meridian represent the latter approach and do they ever!

We’ve always loved the amazing sound performance of Meridian. Realistic and three-dimensional, they’re a true sonic masterpiece, and recognized as one of the best for Audiophile-quality listening. With Meridian, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a live concert while seated on your couch.

The way they look, however, makes them even more of a showstopper, and a true blend of form and function, all in one. Visually spectacular, these speakers resembling a piece of sculptural artwork that’s meant to be admired, not hidden. If you are into high quality music, a pair of floorstanding DSP8000 XEs is the way to add art to any space that will always create conversation.

Bringing it Home


Bringing it Home

These three technologies represent only a very small portion of the favorite entertainment, environment and smart home systems that meet the Sage AV Standard. If you have interest in seeing, listening or enjoying some of these, we’re here for you. And, if you fall in love, we can help you bring it home. We’ll share additional favorites that meet our standards in future blogs.

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Photo Credits: Future Automation, Lutron and Meridian, our partners. All rights reserved by their individual companies.

Take Technology Outside! Transform any Outdoor Area into a New,
Enjoyable Space

Take Technology Outside! Transform any Outdoor Area into a New, Enjoyable Space

The creation of outdoor living spaces is one of the hottest trends in homeownership and has been for several years. It’s hard to beat the fresh air and sunshine when you’re enjoying the company of good friends and family, or just kicking back solo.

Why not make the time spent outdoors even more enjoyable by adding some amazing entertainment features? Our design and installation team at Sage AV knows the types of products that look beautiful and perform best in the great outdoors. We can also integrate them seamlessly into your backyard, patio, deck, poolside and other exterior locations. We understand what it takes to maintain a bright, vivid image during a sunny afternoon and how to define the borders of your property beautifully with smart landscape lighting, for example. Music, controls, and more, we can tailor a simple – or a complete outdoor solution that fits your needs and wallet. There are many exciting options to consider, so we can guide you through the process as we transform ordinary outdoor areas into something truly special. And, just in time for summer.

So, let’s get started and step outside!

Take Technology Outside! Transform any Outdoor Area into a New, Enjoyable Space

Making Beautiful Music in the Backyard and Other Places

Music is the perfect complement to just about any outdoor activity. Backyard BBQ? Sunbathing? Yardwork? Audio pairs well with all. In the past, we may have taken tunes alfresco by blaring an indoor stereo system with the doors open or plopping down a portable speaker. You may have even experimented with wireless speakers. Today, there are advanced solutions that make music sound better and that provide remarkable coverage. A well-designed and installed outdoor audio system by Sage AV that includes high-quality weather-hardy, water-resistant speakers and subwoofers can blanket the outdoor area evenly with high-fidelity music. Positioned optimally throughout the outdoor space, the music will reach your ears wherever you roam.

Outdoor speakers range from those that stake permanently to the ground among the foliage, mount inconspicuously to the exterior of the house, or sit directly on the patio where they masquerade as flowerpots or benches. Some speakers even feature built-in landscape lighting, so you get two products in one. Manufacturers of outdoor audio systems didn’t forget about bass. Big Bass! We offer premium, outdoor-rated subwoofers in all shapes and sizes, even those that resemble rocks or can be recessed into the ground, so they’re not even seen. But they’re always heard.

If you’d like to also add a TV display to your outdoor entertainment area—you’ll want speakers there, as well. They’ll provide a much better listening experience than the speakers built into the display.

TVs with Ample SPF

There’s no need to leave the sunshine for the living room to catch the big game, a streaming Netflix series or a newly released movie. You can breathe in the fresh air, gaze at the stars or take a dip while never missing a moment of the action.

Just as we do with our careful selection and placement of speakers, we take all the necessary steps to ensure the outdoor image is bright, vivid and clear based on your space. Sunshine is notorious for washing out the picture or casting a glare across the screen, which is why it’s such a good idea to opt for a special outdoor TV manufactured to withstand sun, extreme temperatures and other outdoor elements. Featuring optimized anti-glare coatings and calibrated for bright, sunny days, they also maintain respectable brightness and clarity for viewing on sunny afternoons. They come in a full range of sizes, too, so they can suit any open-air application, whether you want a large screen for an outdoor theater or a smaller display for casual viewing by the swimming pool. Pairing the proper weatherproof soundbars are in our wheelhouse too, and available to attach to the bottom of the display for enhanced sound performance.

Watching movies under the stars never gets old, and neither has the technology to make it work. Save AV can make a big cinema-like projection screen descend from the roofline of your covered pavilion when it’s showtime. We can pair it with the perfect projector encased in a weatherproof housing. The choices are many, and our team can answer all of your questions.

Take Technology Outside! Transform any Outdoor Area into a New, Enjoyable Space

Lighting the Way

Exterior lighting is a necessity for any outdoor space, but there can be more thought behind it than simply illuminating the deck while you cook or the pathway as you cross the yard. Lighting today is so much more than on and off!

Properly designed and installed outdoor lighting can add ambiance, accentuate certain architectural and landscape features and create the ideal atmosphere for any outdoor activity. The last thing you want to do, though, is fumble with light switches to create the right effect. By connecting the lighting, switches and dimmers to an integrated control system, groups of fixtures can be automated to activate at certain times of the day, or when they receive a command from you by way of your smartphone or tablet.

Sage AV can make things even easier by configuring preset “scenes” that stage the lights to suit the occasion. A “party” scene could illuminate the walkways, the landscape and the patio, while a “theater” scene could focus the lights on the seating area until it’s “showtime.” If you’d like to take outdoor lighting up a notch, we can add a few colored LED fixtures. These lights can cast any color hue you desire—blue, green, red or whatever suits the mood.

Although the decorative aspects of outdoor lighting are very appealing, outdoor architectural lighting also brings a whole new level of safety and security for you, your family and your guests. Integrated motion sensors can activate a pathway of lights from the driveway to the patio for safety, or they can switch on floodlights in the middle of the night as a warning to trespassers. The possibilities allow us to configure a lighting system that addresses your specific interests.

Keeping It Under Control

Choosing a music playlist, controlling the volume, channel surfing, and activating the lights—when technology joins the outdoor area, there is more to manage than simply the position of your chaise lounge. A central control system, installed and configured by a qualified home technology integrator—offers a simple, convenient method of governing the entire outdoor living space. Pressing one button on a smartphone can activate a specially curated collection of music, tune the big-screen TV to a favorite on-demand channel and set the lights just right. In seconds, the backyard is ready for neighborhood fun. And when guests depart, a button press can turn everything off—plus set your security system.

Summer is a great time to turn your attention to the outdoors. Whether you want music in one area or the entire yard; a huge screen for sports or smaller TV for something more intimate; specially choreographed decorative lighting or a simple setup, Sage AV can get your outdoor area ready for every moment ahead!

Take Technology Outside! Transform any Outdoor Area into a New, Enjoyable Space

Getting Comfortable with All Outdoor Tech

As much as we love outdoor entertaining, we know Mother Nature isn’t always on board. A cold front, rain, wind and extreme heat can sometimes make it a challenge to be outside, much less relax. Thankfully, we have a few other tech tricks up our sleeve. We can install motorized outdoor shading around the perimeter of an outdoor area to block out sunshine and the heat that comes with it, as well as insects. The shading also insulates the space from the cold, so you can extend the use of your outdoor areas well into the fall and sometimes the winter. We can add automated outdoor heaters for a constant, comfortable temperature and more.

If you’re ready to take it outside, we are your team and ready to rock your outdoor spaces and life. Get started!

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Photo Credits: Sonance, Seura and Lutron, our partners. All rights reserved by their individual companies.

Media Rooms
Delivering More Entertainment Bang for Your Buck, For Any Space

Media Rooms
Delivering More Entertainment Bang for Your Buck, For Any Space

Multi-purpose media rooms are gaining even more momentum as the preferred place to watch movies, play video games, socialize with beautiful background music and – simply relax. Given their amazing versatility and proximity often to areas such as the kitchen and powder room, for many families they sometimes make more sense than devoting an entire room to one singular activity. Dedicated Home Theaters are awesome if you have the space. They can add a sense of cinematic drama and prestige to entertaining and your life. But they are not always the ideal solution for your exact needs and space.

An option for you might be to consider making a few updates to a room you already have and use regularly. This can generally be less expensive than building a dedicated theater from the ground up and can also be faster and easier to achieve your entertainment vision without a major remodel. Over the past two years, we have seen a big increase in requests for media rooms and open media spaces. This trend seems to be centered around families spending more time together, entertaining more and clients wanting to make the most of their home spaces.

At Sage AV, we’ve been modifying family and living rooms, dens, guest bedrooms and other common household hangouts into more useable, lively entertainment spaces for years. And we understand what it takes and how to get there in a manner that fits your budget and will exceed your expectations.

It’s All About You – And Your Kind of Fun

It’s All About You – And Your Kind of Fun

Let’s talk about entertainment. Do you want to play video games? Do you envision both background and full-on party music? Do you have room for a TV or a bigger screen? We can help reconfigure your space layout for an elevated audio and video experience, outfit it as simply or elaborately as you like, conceal the equipment, integrate new cinema-style furniture or keep what you already have. That’s the beauty of a multipurpose media room. The options are endless. Our goal is to make your vision a reality and deliver an outstanding, multi-faceted entertainment experience, whether that entails a full overhaul or a few basic additions.

We’ll walk you through each step of the transformation in person, selecting products that will work best in the chosen environment, are easy for everyone to operate, and install them in a way that suits your home aesthetics.
Here are just some initial considerations for your media room design as you think through your lifestyle:

Deciding on a Display

There are two primary schools of thought when choosing a display for a multipurpose media room: a TV or a projection screen. TVs are generally easier to install, and today’s models are so thin they blend in so much better than TVs of the past. For example, The Samsung Frame, which can also pass as a piece of premium artwork when it is turned off. The alternative, a projection screen, delivers a bigger image yet can remain completely hidden inside a motorized cabinet or a custom cabinet with a flush top when you want to use the room for other activities. Today’s displays and projectors produce images so bright they won’t wash out when the lights are on, or the draperies are open.

Beyond these two primary video display options, if you have a very large wall and want to enjoy the “end-all” system, technology today offers direct-view LED video walls. While these used to be mainly used for outside billboards, now these are an option for the home! They combine very bright, vivid images with virtually any size, like a projector. These are huge and can create massive, realistic images. They can look like one TV image or multiple images. While they will not be the ideal solution for some homes, if you have an ultra large wall and want to create the ultimate 8K viewing or gaming experience, this may be for you. We like the Samsung Wall, which is truly incredible to witness. We also have one of the widest offerings of any company in New York for indoor and outdoor TVs, including Sony, Seura, SunBrite TV and more. This means we can help guide you to the exact video option to suit your space and activities.

Soundbar and Speaker Selection

Soundbar and Speaker Selection

Do you love your TV picture quality but sometimes get muffled movie sound? Soundbars have greatly altered the home audio landscape. They do the job that otherwise requires flanking your display with three separate speakers or installing in-ceiling speakers if that is not an option for you. Soundbars can boost and provide clarity for sound and on-screen conversations. With the addition of two rear speakers and a subwoofer, you can enjoy a more immersive effect with less compromise on the home interior. We can customize your soundbar to match the width of your exact display and even match your surrounding architecture with custom wood finishes. Striking both visually and audibly, this is an option that works well for most multi-purpose media rooms.

Lighting to Elevate the Entire Experience

Lighting to Elevate the Entire Experience

Many people may not consider lighting as part of their entertainment experience. However, just the right lighting can be critical to your media room and activities. Even though ambient light is less of an issue than it once was when viewing content, you’ll still want some way to quickly and easily control it to achieve the look and feel you want for each activity in your multipurpose room.

We can swap traditional light switches for sleek, modern keypads that adjust the intensity of the fixtures at a moment’s notice. Go dim for watching movies or a party, and brighter for everyday living or listening to music, as a few examples. We can set up “lighting scenes” that are presets with easy-to-understand names just for you. These can be on your remote or mobile app and can instantly set all the lights exactly how you like for, say, “Evening.” Smart, controllable lighting is a relatively simple update that can make an instant impact to your entertainment experience.

Choice, Beauty and Your Personal Guide

You have more choices than ever before when it comes to home entertainment. Choice in space, choice in aesthetics and choice in features. With the widespread availability of streaming services, where you can enjoy movies, concerts, YouTube videos, music and more is no longer restricted. Perhaps the biggest choice you will make is the company who guides you through the options and process.

We also understand how important it is to select the right team for your project. Entertainment, lighting and control are some of our greatest passions. If you’re interested in creating the media room of your dreams that will bring fun for years, reach out Sage AV today. We would love the opportunity to design your multipurpose room that can effortlessly shift as needed to make your home a better place to work and play.

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Photo Credits: Leon and Samsung, our partners. All rights reserved.

Superhero Technology That’s Out of Sight – Until You Want It

Superhero Technology That’s Out of Sight – Until You Want It

The beauty of today’s technology is you don’t have to know it’s there. As recently as the 90s, families indulged their desire for the ultimate experience in video entertainment by purchasing large, box-like projection TVs that were monstrous in size. Some even cut large holes to make these TVs flush into the  walls. Their mass and immobility meant that they were installed in a room that was sufficiently large, usually the living room or family room. They could not be easily moved and seldom blended well with any room or décor.

Now, families can enjoy far more breathtaking video quality in every room of their house, not just the living room. And instead of dominating interior spaces as past TVs did, full featured, 4K and OLED televisions that feature the latest technology and finest enjoyment now come not only in ultra-thin formats, but also as disguised hanging artwork, fashionable mirrors and magically disappearing screens that drop from the ceiling only when you want to watch them! Today, that black hole in the middle of the room has so many magical possibilities and Sage AV has them all.

Needs and Dreams Assessment

Making sure your family derives maximum excitement and satisfaction from home video, at Sage AV we always begin with a simple conversation. Our experienced professionals explore your wishes and expectations. For example, are you seeking a large screen TV in key living spaces plus flat screens in bedrooms and the home gym? From a simple setup in the kitchen nook to a full-blown, dedicated media room or home cinema, it’s our passion to help you make the right choices from all the awesome alternatives available. Trained and intimately familiar with the best technology options, you don’t have to know a thing – except your interests and how you live. We can suggest the ideal solution that blends in beautifully for every space.

Equally important, we can also collaborate directly with your interior decorator and/or architect if you wish. That way, you can take advantage of the covert possibilities that make the technology fit your fashion and design scheme. TVs that display striking artwork instead of empty black screens that distract visitors or touch your mirror in the morning to light up a hidden display so you can catch the weather. You have to experience it to believe it.

Superhero Technology That’s Out of Sight – Until You Want It
Audio That Allows Décor to Be Front and Center

Can you spot the speakers? Similar out-of-sight options are available for audio entertainment. Imagine music emanating from all around you, yet you can’t see a single speaker! Massive speakers that assumed space and impacted rooms have been replaced by sleek new innovations that are completely concealed—never seen, only heard. These seamless solutions still deliver the most amazing music and sound performance. Professional-level audio is delivered by speakers and subwoofers that are actually hidden within walls and ceilings – in the drywall! No more painting grills or matching molding, just music that moves you.

Sound everywhere, and no speakers or wires in sight. Even outdoors, speakers disguised as rocks and planters can graciously replace the military-style, large speaker boxes that were once so familiar. Listen to your favorite playlists on the patio, news in the shower—whatever you want, Sage AV has the knowledge, training and experience to get you matched with your ideal vision. And, if you prefer speakers do stand out, such as artful, floor standing speakers for a music listening room, we’ve got that too.

Smart Tech in its Place, Not in your Face

The integration of video and audio entertainment transparently with the other smart home automation elements in your residence is one area where Sage AV really shines. We can elevate any space with entertainment yet fit it in to your aesthetic with control of it all. Access music, lighting, shades, climate and more using stylish, personalized in-wall touch keypads or touch panels that harmonize with your interior design. With a single tap, you can invoke a romantic mood where lights dim, shades drop, and soft music starts at the right volume level. Tap again and you summon your outdoor preferences—start rock music and muted footlights around the pool. It’s all up to you.

The world is beginning to understand that covert can be chic. And this is what our homeowners are now requesting. Technology doesn’t have to be on display in chunky boxes that don’t match—everything can be clean, concealed and controlled with ease from anywhere. Have it your way. After all, when you’re in the mood for entertainment, you shouldn’t have to compromise on design. Let’s make life more beautiful, easier – and wow your family and guests.


Photo Credits: Seura and Sonance, our partners. All rights reserved.

Integrator of the Week: Justin Schwartz

Integrator of the Week: Justin Schwartz

This week’s Integrator of the Week is Justin Schwartz. Schwartz is the CEO of Sage AV, a New York-based audio/visual integration company known for standing behind their work, maintaining it, upgrading it and adapting it to whatever new technologies or functionality come into play. Connected Design talked with him to find out more about how he got to his current position, his favorite current products and what he likes to do when he’s not working with tech.

What made you decide to go into technology?

Schwartz: “Like most in our industry, it was always a hobby. While in college, I quit the job I was working at, that was in the field of my major, and started working at Best Buy. After college, a good friend and I used to chat over drinks about the AV company we were going to start together. We were on separate career paths at the time but after working as an electrical contractor for several years I was looking to make a move. My friend ended up getting me my first job in the industry and I loved almost every aspect of it. After working with his firm for a few years, it was time to move on. With the help of a very supportive wife, I decided to go at it on my own.”

What is your favorite product or solution right now in the industry?

Schwartz: “Ketra Lighting. I appreciate the wellness aspect of human centric lighting, however what I love is how it removes the ambiguity of sunlight and artificial light in the home. Regardless of how many windows you have or their sizes, it truly feels like you are getting natural sunlight throughout your home. It is also great having the flexibility to adjust color temperature to the scene you want at any part of the day. Another amazing feature is what Ketra calls “vibrancy”. It allows you to tweak the way certain colors appear and it truly makes artwork pop.”

What is the best part of your job?

Schwartz: “The problem solving. When integrating so many devices into a single solution, there are always going to be issues. It is like trying to solve a puzzle to make everything work seamlessly. Definitely stressful at times but the wins are nice when you figure it out.”

What has been your favorite installation to date?

Schwartz: “We recently completed a lounge for a client in their New York City apartment. This room would put most night clubs to shame. A Pro-audio setup complete with two (2) PMC Active BB6-XBD systems, d&b audiotechnik subs, Pioneer DJ rig, Planar LED Video wall, built in LED lights throughout the walls and ceilings all connected to a customized Music Visualizer with curated content. When not in “club mode”, it also doubles as a 9.4 Surround Movie Theater outfitted with a Barco Balder Projector in a retractable Future Automation lift along with a motorized Stewart film-screen and custom in-wall Leon speakers. It is hands-down the coolest room in any NYC apartment.”

What is one fun fact about you that isn’t industry related?

Schwartz: “I am a golf junkie. A few years back a friend and I decided we are going to try and play all of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” ranked by Golf Digest. Whenever we have an opportunity to get on an exclusive course, we have to be ready to jump on it. We have knocked off just about 40 so far. Some courses are a lot more difficult to get on than others. Speaking of which, if you have any connections at Augusta, let me know.”

There’s Much More to Lighting Than Meets the Eye

On And Off Are Not The Full Story

Long ago, people learned to use fire to light their path, warm their cave and keep predators at bay. Their lives improved dramatically when they became able to turn night into day and a home into a safe, cozy place. This was the first occurrence of what we now know as Lighting and Lighting Control. The technology continues to improve, but the core benefits are interestingly similar.

Today we can speak one command or touch a virtual button on a smartphone or keypad to harness the power and enrichments provided by lighting. If you’re still using basic dimmers and timers to manage the light inside and outside your home or office, you’re only using about 10% of what’s possible! Here’s what you’re missing, and it’s a lot.



There’s more to convenience than just being able to turn lights on and off – or dim them. Let’s light it up with some options here.

Lighting Scenes can be scheduled to deliver the best illumination for any situation: cheerful light to greet you at breakfast, moody light when your family settles in to watch TV, or something elegant when you entertain. The best part? You can press a button to achieve this, or it can automatically occur without even thinking about it.

Lighting sensors can automatically extinguish lights when a room is empty. Got kids? If so, you’ll understand this major benefit.

Lighting can be married with your smart home control system to respond as you wish to specific situations. For example, press one button to start a movie and lighting control can dim the lights, draw the shades and gently lower the projector screen. Or if your home security alarm activates, lights that assure safety and well-lit exit paths can be activated—automatically.

Control lighting remotely using a mobile app—from anywhere—at any time, even while away on vacation across the globe.



Lights that turn on an off at specific times of the day or night can make your home look lived-in when you’re away. We have been doing this for clients for some time. But now imagine security lights that follow the same schedule as the sun, automatically without even thinking about it.

Security benefits don’t stop there. Turn on your driveway, garage and select lights from your car as your drive up, so you never again arrive to a dark home. Turn all lights on—or off—or make them flash if you think you hear a noise after dark. For many homeowners, expertly designed and professionally installed lighting control delivers maximum peace of mind—and more protection for you and your loved ones.


Most of us understand that the right lighting makes your home more beautiful from the outside with expertly designed exterior lights, while indoor lighting systems enhance your décor. But have you thought about how lighting can also make wall art more realistic or make you feel better about your home and yourself? New natural lighting from Ketra shines just the right light to make you and your art look their best at all times. We’ll get into more on Ketra in a moment.



Being able to instantly or automatically dim and schedule lights not only saves money by reducing energy expenses—these energy-conscious measures also help keep our Earth a little bit greener. And that can make you feel a little bit better about your home and environment.


The second subtle but often unknown benefit of lighting control relies on new technologies know as Wellness Lighting. If you haven’t heard about it, we offer these leading light technologies at Sage.

Wellness lighting—it’s an extremely significant topic. With Wellness Lighting, your home can enjoy lighting colors and lighting changes throughout the day that match our body rhythms. This latest development in lighting gently helps our bodies become relaxed at bedtime and more alert in the morning and throughout the day.

You can read more about new Wellness Lighting in our  blog about Ketra, one of the proven brands we recommend from Lutron.

Contact us to learn more about how we can light up your spaces, light and life! We look forward to hearing about your interests and consulting on exactly the right solution for you and yours.

Photo Credits: Lutron, Delos. All rights reserved.