LEDs have changed the world of lighting forever. With more control and improved efficiency, the focus has turned to controls. So, what can lighting controls offer your business?
The combination of controls and LEDs allows for the layering of energy-saving measures like time-clock scheduling, occupancy/vacancy sensors, task tuning, daylight harvesting and personal control. Because of controls, buildings are being constructed today without a single light switch on the wall.
There may also be opportunities to add more human-centric lighting, where lights adjust to optimize a setting. A classroom, hospital ward or open-plan office might emphasize blue hues during the morning to stimulate alertness, while reds and oranges might take over in the evening for a calming effect.
Lighting systems that use occupancy and vacancy sensors can also be tied into other systems, like HVAC, allowing them to reduce consumption when no one is around and power up when someone enters the space.
LEDs have also enabled use of low-voltage Power over Ethernet (PoE) for lighting fixtures. PoE systems eliminate the need for expensive high-voltage wiring. Installation is fast with simple plug-and-play fixtures and controls. Each fixture is individually addressable and controlled over the same Ethernet cable that supplies power.
The world of lighting is constantly evolving. And controls are becoming smarter. Talk to a qualified lighting designer to find out how lighting controls can improve your business.