Not a lot has changed for almost a century, since Edison invented the lightbulb, until recently. Advances in lighting technology mean that you are no longer tied to a switch or dimmer socket in the wall and a 60w bulb in the ceiling. In fact, the future of lighting looks set to be exciting indeed, with a whole new generation of lighting techniques, LED ambient mood systems and 'Intelligent Lighting', which is easy to integrate into your home or place of work.

You can control an entire room or an entire property via touch screens, remotes, keypads and even your iPad or smartphone. Maxwell AV utilise brand leaders such as Lutron, iLight, Philips Dynalite, amBX and Crestron.

Good lighting enhances artwork, buildings, interior design, landscapes and your personal preferences can be saved and activated at the touch of a button. For example, a single touchscreen tap can illuminate a subtle pathway through hallways, gardens, entrances or from a bedroom to the bathroom at night time.

A break-in can trigger all the lights to strobe on and off. In an emmergency, one button can instantly illuminate all the lights. A control system can be programmed to mimic you when you are away, to enhance the security of your home. Intelligent lighting compliments your world rather than just being a functional aspect of everyday life.