What is a lighting control or lighting automation system?

The simple answer: A lighting system that allows you to have full control of the lights in your home, either via intelligent keypads on the wall or via a mobile Apple of Android device.

The technical answer: A Lighting control or lighting automation system is a smart, network based lighting solution where all lights and all switches can communicate with one another and are controlled by a central computer processor.

This allows the lights and switches to be programmed however you wish.