Energy-saving Lighting Systems
Lighting is an area where businesses can really save money, whether you’re investing in bespoke lighting systems or upgrading existing infrastructure. This is done in one of two ways:
Lights are used a lot. Unless there’s a lot of natural light entering a commercial property, lights will often be switched on to make sure employees and customers can see where they’re going and what they’re doing. When winter arrives and there’s less daylight, this happens even more.
To mitigate this, energy-saving lights that work with bespoke light systems can make a huge difference. The light levels are kept consistent and you’ll spend less compared to other lights over the time they’re in use.
Leaving lights on when they don’t need to be is one of the biggest culprits that add to your energy bills. Rather than trying to remind everyone to switch lights off when they’re not needed, bespoke lighting systems can make use of automation functions to save energy.
Whether through a sensor or a timer, there are ways to make sure lights will switch off when they’re not needed – and even switch on automatically!
Controlling Lighting Systems
There are plenty of ways to control bespoke lighting systems. You can opt for traditional light switches, timers and passive infrared (PIR) sensors to control your lighting – and all have their uses and benefits.
Switches are a staple of lighting, and they can be wired up to control different lights or areas, allowing you to create the right atmosphere. Timers let you control when lights should be on or off but PIR sensors react to people in the room and what activates the lights accordingly, making them a great way to reduce energy use and save you money.
Lighting control systems for offices
Lighting control systems for offices often deal with larger spaces with multiple lights. Rather than increase the number of switches, which can be confusing and forgotten, it’s worth investing in other options.
Timers can be used to ensure lights are active at certain times – important if lights have to be left on for a period after everyone has left for the day – however a more useful option is sensors. These can be motion sensors or PIR (passive infrared) sensors, which detect heat signatures and respond accordingly – activating lights when people are present.
This means lights aren’t used when they’re not needed, reducing energy consumption and lowering bills while extending the life of each light fixture.
Contact Point Electrical Today
If you are looking to upgrade your existing lighting, install outdoor lighting or make your lighting system more efficient contact the Point Electrical team today.