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When people think of lighting control in environmentally conscious Southern California, they might immediately think of efficiency and energy savings. While that is an excellent benefit of lighting control and a great reason to have it, there’s more to it than that. Lighting control can enhance your home’s look, feel, and convenience.

Malibu Wired works with Lutron lighting control because they are the leader in the field. One of our favorite features of Lutron lighting is the ability to create scenes, a way to customize your lighting to all the perfect settings for your activities. Keep reading below to learn four ways you can use scenes in your Santa Monica home.

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What do we mean by lighting scenes? They are simply a way to set the lighting levels for an array of lights, a room, a wing, or your entire house. A scene gives you one-button control for incredible convenience in illuminating your space. It works not only with built-in lighting but also with lamps connected via Lutron lamp dimmers. Another plus is that lighting scenes work in tandem with Lutron motorized shades, allowing you to set your preferred levels of natural and artificial light.


A lighting scene can serve many purposes. You can use them for efficiency, security, comfort, and ambiance. Here are some common ways you could use lighting scenes with Lutron lighting control:

  • Bump in the Night: If you are startled by an unexpected noise inside or outside your home in the middle of the night, one button at your bedside could light up your house and yard. You could startle a potential intruder or scare off the raccoon that interrupted your sleep.
  • Away Lights: Have Lutron strategically turn on lights when you are out, and it’s dark. This can include your outside lighting too. You’ll never have to come home to a dark house again, and you can make it look like someone is home naturally. Plus, with Lutron’s astronomical clock feature, you can set a schedule once to turn outdoor lights on and off at your preferred times, like sunrise and sunset.
  • Cooking: Kitchens have lots of lighting. Set yours up to your preferences for cooking a meal with all the visibility you need. When you’re done, you could switch to a “dining” scene that mows out the lighting for a warm glow to your dinner.
  • “Movie Night”: Ready to relax with a TV show or movie? Your “movie” scene can dim the lights throughout your family room area for comfortable viewing. The same scene can also softly illuminate a hallway to the nearest bathroom and leave some accent lighting in the adjacent kitchen to grab a drink or snack without interrupting the vibe.


A Lutron lighting control system is a smart solution that works for you every day. Are you ready to enjoy all the benefits of lighting control? Contact us by giving us a call, filling out our online contact form, or chatting with an expert on staff in the pop-up window below to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We look forward to working with you!