As you may recall, Wolfers Lighting merged with The Boston Shade Company and System 7 earlier this year. We're thrilled to announce that we've completed our electronic shades display (above) in our Waltham showroom, with Allston to follow.
Our lighting consultants are fielding questions from curious customers who walk into our showrooms thinking "lights," but then they spot the motorized shades. "Hmm," some of them say.
We get it. But here's the thing: when you stop and think about it, selling light fixtures and motorized shades together makes complete sense. Waltham Lighting Consultant Susan Arnold says “ I would like to see shades as the fourth layer of lighting – Accent, Task, Ambient, and Natural Lighting”, where shades can lend additional control of how much light enters a room.
When it comes to how we light our spaces, we have two ways: artificial light and natural light. During the day, a sun-drenched room requires much less (if any) artificial light. But when the sun goes down, the (artificial) lights come up.
Getting shades and lights to work in tandem—so they're essentially "talking" to each other—means you get to maximize both, which will save you money and energy in the long run.
For example, if you program your shades to open with the sun and for any artificial lights to dim or go off at the same time, well—you get the idea. Suddenly, your space becomes a lot "smarter" and more energy efficient.
This is why the marriage between Wolfers, Boston Shade, and System 7 made so much sense. We're now your one-stop shop for all your smart home technology design needs—with lights and shades being at the top of the list.
So definitely stop by and check out our new electronic shades display soon! You can choose from lots of different styles and fabrics and see how everything works together.
In the meantime, browse these recent articles on motorized shades:
- Benefits of motorized shades
- How to make your home smarter with motorized shades
- Understanding smart energy systems