Ladies, if you’re looking to add some sophistication to your home’s lighting control, but think it all sounds a little too techy for your tastes, Lutron and Home Depot are joining forces tonight to prove you wrong. At over 2,000 Home Depot locations around the US from 6:30 to 8pm tonight, the two companies are hosting a “Do It Herself” workshop titled Energy Efficiency: Sensors and Dimmers, presented by Lutron, with the aim of giving women “a hands-on, step-by-step demonstration on how to easily – and safely – install energy-saving dimmers and light sensors in their homes.”
According to a study completed by the Home Improvement Research Institute, do-it-yourself projects at home are being completed by more and more women. $70 billion of home improvement purchases are made by women and that’s a $16 billion increase in the last 16 years. Also, 44 percent of do-it-yourself projects are now completed by women and 50 percent of most home improvement purchases are made by women.
The 90-minute workshop will include steps to selecting the right Lutron dimmer or sensor for a home and determining the best room to install them; a hands-on, practice installation, and expected energy savings.
Lutron statistics show that sensors, which automatically turn lights off when a room is unoccupied, can save up to 50 percent in lighting costs. By comparison, dimming to a perceived light level of 50 percent saves 40 percent or more in lighting energy.
Speaking personally here, there simply aren’t sufficient words in the English language to express just how much stress the combination of Lutron lighting control and Control4 have removed from my day-to-day life. If you want to learn more, contact your local Home Depot and see if the workshop is available in your area.