Controllable and intelligent lighting is key to creating the perfect atmosphere throughout your property for all occasions, whilst making your home welcoming, energy efficient and secure. Integrating smart home lighting solutions with shading provides the ability to easily control motorised blinds and curtains, adapting to levels of natural light automatically or giving the impression you are home for security purposes. Lighting can be scheduled to turn on and off at random times of the day, along with shades lowering and curtains drawing…

By choosing Modus Vivendi’s smart lighting installation services, as well as lighting keypads, you can also have the ability to control the lighting & shading systems via a mobile app and voice control. Through the app, you will also be able to adjust lighting scenes yourself, so you can be in total control of the intelligent lighting system.


Modus Vivendi are able to design and install shade and lighting systems for properties allowing for the fully centralised use of all lights and other devices, as well as mood lighting. In modern architectural designs, new properties incorporate vast glass surfaces, which allow natural light to flow, but also therefore require regulation. This can be achieved through the use of intelligent motorised shade control systems; blinds and curtains which are fully integrated within a lighting control or home automation installation. Where a property hasn’t been constructed with the necessary cabling, it is still possible to retrofit wireless lighting and shading systems, and have them integrated with a house control system.

To compliment your interior design, we pay attention to the fine details - for example, each of the lighting systems we use include keypads in a wide selection of finishes. Within a smart lighting installation project, we can match wall plates and sockets to provide aesthetic consistency throughout your home.


Alongside controlling artificial lighting, the control of ambient lighting through automatic shades can be crucial, working in harmony in order to achieve the desired lighting levels, depending on your specific needs, times of the day, seasons and rooms within the property. A lighting control system not only offers greater control and enhances your lifestyle, but can also reduce your electricity costs and extend the life of lighting fixtures and bulbs through utilising sensors and timers.

As well as the aforementioned benefits, the design of lighting throughout a property is crucial to bringing out the best in your home and complimenting your interior design. Our lighting designers will specify the right type of light and fitting for the application, with an expert understanding of how light creates atmosphere - whether that’s the fresh-feeling glow of a summer's day or twinkly ambience of a cosy winter's evening. Get the lighting wrong, and even the most well-designed rooms can be left feeling cold and clinical, or dark and uninviting. 

  • Downlighting is the most common form of lighting rooms, but when there is an absence of thought put in to the positioning,  rooms can be left with an uninspiring grid formation.  The key is to position downlights to selectively enhance specific features, as opposed to flooding the whole room with a brash and uncomfortable light.
  • Uplighting is a subtle way to introduce drama and highlight key features within a space. Examples of this could be uplighting architectural details such as arches and doorways, fireplaces or textured wall surfaces.
  • Shelf & Joinery Lighting is a great way to light an area of the room to create another feature, either by backlighting rear panels, front lighting shelves, or using individual miniature spotlights to highlight individual ornaments.


  • Under Cabinet Lighting is an excellent way to add task lighting to the area, and at the same time, enhancing the look of your kitchen. Whilst functional, the dramatic effect of backlighting splashbacks or using linear LED tape across the length of a work surface to provide a pleasant and diffused light, creating an appealing atmosphere. 
  • Picture Lighting. If you are an art lover, or have treasured family photos on display, picture lighting can draw the eye to your favourite images, creating a focal point for the room and enhancing the general look and feel of your living spaces through subtle intelligent lighting solutions. 
  • Wall Washing introduces an indirect way of lighting a space that provides a nice even distribution of light from floor to ceiling, and is a favourite for creating a ‘mood’ lighting scene.
  • Floor Washing provides the ability to include an extra layer of lighting in to areas of the property that is less obvious, and perfect for creating a pathway through the house late at night or during the early hours of the day.
  • External and Garden intelligent lighting installation can be utilised to enhance the exterior of your property, and provide a focus on key features, whilst utilising the dark to conceal less attractive elements that are visible during daylight hours.The most common areas to considering when developing a scheme for exterior lighting are; driveways, steps, water features, decking & patios, flower beds and trees. Once incorporated in to an intelligent lighting control system, different features can become active at different times, gradually increasing the level of lighting as the evening progresses.


Having a fully controlled lighting & shading system within a smart home lighting installation includes the ability to have an ‘all on’ or ‘all off’ button by the front door or bed. This allows you to, for example, change the colour of LED strip lighting and alter the mood of the room at the flick of a switch, or easily raise, lower or even tilt blinds at the touch of a button. Once integrated with a home automation system, these controls can be experienced worldwide, not just within the property, creating a truly smart home.



Another great aspect of our lighting & shade control systems is the Mockupancy feature available with Control4 systems, Vacation mode available with Crestron Home, or Smart Away with Lutron. The system learns about you, your habits and rituals that creates a Mocukupancy as a deterrent to unwanted visitors, allowing your home to appear occupied even when you aren’t there, and providing you with additional peace of mind when you are away on holiday or enjoying late nights out. All you have to do is push a button to activate the function, and let the system do the rest, the lighting & shade systems will recall how you have used them and replay these activities so to anyone outside the house, it looks like someone is still at home, as opposed to lights turning on and off at specific times every day… A great way to add another layer of security to your property.


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