If you are looking into types of lighting systems for your business, you may want to consider an advanced lighting control systems.
What are Advanced Lighting Control Systems?
Advanced lighting control systems feature control capabilities, energy tracking and demand response. Dimmable light (LED, fluorescent, metal halide) and motion/daylight sensors are used. They offer many benefits to a business including reduced energy costs. Read on to find out more about these systems and how they can be beneficial to you.
Some features an advanced lighting control system may have include a Graphical User Interphase (GUI) and a control system that lets you know the status of every light in the system (i.e whether it’s on, off or dimmed). This is delivered in a floor plan model so you can clearly see the status of each light in each location.
The advanced lighting control system can offer flexibility in that each component has it’s own unique digital addresses that can be rezoned. Wireless systems can be reconfigured as needed. Lighting can be controlled internally or externally from internet interfaces or a smart phone.
Other features include reporting capabilities that allow you to track the amount of energy consumption and demand as well as your estimated savings. The systems may also have an Auto Demand Response that can scale back the load when stresses to the electrical grid are present. Some systems may offer help with maintenance by anticipating light replacement.
If you are looking for an advanced lighting control system for your company, here are some things you should consider:
- How much are you saving? Try to find a system with reporting capabilities so you can keep track.
- Oversight: This is useful for troubleshooting as it will let you check on the status of all the sensors and fixtures in your system.
- User Friendly Integration: Find a system that’s easy to use and understand.
- Serviceability: Make sure your system is relatively easy and inexpensive to fix and modify. This should also include expandability if you choose to have the service in other areas of your business in the future.
The benefits of advanced lighting control systems are numerous. Besides the obvious convenience, the systems can help you save anywhere from 50 to 75% on your energy costs. On top of this, there are also companies who offer incentives to those who utilize advanced lighting control systems. You will also see an improvement in your lighting system that can increase employee satisfaction.
It’s obvious that an advanced lighting control system can be a win win situation, saving you energy while conserving the earth’s resources. However, these lighting systems are an investment. It is wise to have a bit of knowledge about these systems to make an educated purchase.