How Home Lighting Control Makes Holidays Better, Brighter

Whether Indoors or Outdoors, Home Lighting Control Makes Entertaining Easier and More Fun


We’re nearly halfway through October, which means the holiday season is barreling quickly toward us. You may already be fretting about your Thanksgiving dinner or holiday party, but one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your home’s lighting system.

Installing a home lighting control system is a relatively simple way to spruce up your home’s design, make your life more convenient and make your home a more fun place to hang out. In this blog, let Captive Audio demonstrate the many benefits to be gained from home lighting control.

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Indoor lighting control systems may not make as obvious an impact as outdoor lighting, but they’re equally useful and valuable. Indoor lighting control is a great way to add some sparkle to your holiday gathering, as you can see from some of our past projects; the increased degree of precision and greater variety of colors and tones lets you create more dynamic lighting scenes in any room of the house.

You can keep the lights bright in the kitchen for cooking while maintaining a more subdued but still warm glow in the areas where your guests will be mingling. And if you need to make adjustments throughout the evening, those changes can be made discreetly using your touchpad or other device instead of you needing to run around to each room individually.

Indoor lighting control can also save you some time when preparing for an event at your home. These systems allow you to create preset lighting scenes in whatever configuration you and for any occasion. So before the day of the big party, set your lights how you want them, program the scene and you’re all set to entertain when the time comes.


Outdoor lighting is where you can really make a splash during the holiday season. From simple colored fixtures to elaborate patterns, outdoor lighting control can transform your home and landscape into a spectacular display for everyone in your neighborhood to see.

Just as we talked about with indoor lighting control, outdoor lighting gives you much more precise control over the color and brightness of your fixtures. There’s the same capability when it comes to creating preset lighting scenes, and you can highlight pathways and key areas of your yard to create a more welcoming environment. Or, if you’re feeling more festive, pull out all the stops to create a dramatic collage of color to go with your holiday décor. Our outdoor lighting portfolio showcases several examples of outdoor lighting that’s dramatic without going over the top.

Outdoor lighting control offers more practical benefits as well. If your holiday event is an indoor and outdoor affair, installing sensors at your doors to trigger the lights can help minimize safety concerns. And the greater degree of control over what lights come on when can save you money by making sure your outdoor décor doesn’t stay on overnight wasting energy.


Hopefully by now you’ve gotten a taste of the potential benefits to be gained from lighting control systems, both indoors and outdoors. If you want to know more or are ready to get your project underway, call Captive Audio at (512) 997 9001 or visit us online.