As any of us who are in the consumer electronics industry, or who have owned AV equipment through the years know, things have changed quite a bit over time. Components use more advanced materials in their construction and features continuously evolve to accommodate more complex configurations. But perhaps the greatest change has been the transition from analog to digital formats. This transition concerns not only television signals, but encompasses a broad range of technology, impacting nearly every aspect of AV systems and changing the way in which end users interact with the technology.
Everything these days is about reducing the carbon footprint on our world. ‘Green’ has become the byword of everything from household cleaners to appliances to vehicles. Energy-efficient electronics, LED lighting and advanced thermal insulation make our homes brighter, warmer or cooler as needed. But how many of our kids leave the lights on in their rooms, only to return hours later?
Lighting control is typically part of a home automation network, but can also be an independent control system, and is used to manage commercial or residential electric lights.