With a smart lighting control plan and the use of dimmers, you can dramatically improve your living environment while also using less energy and saving money. Below are the top 6 energy efficient benefits of incorporating a lighting control system in your home.
1. Increase in Comfort and Productivity
Energy-saving light controls provide a comfortable and productive visual environment. Enhancing the comfort levels of a space leads to increases in productivity. Better lighting not only can reduce the energy consumption of a room, it can improve the quality of work from its occupants.
2. Dimmers Save Energy
Every dimmer automatically saves 4-9% in electricity—even at the highest lighting levels—over a standard on-off switch. When users choose to dim their lights, even more, electricity is saved. Quite simply, the more you dim, the more you save. A standard light switch only saves electricity in the “off” position. Dimmers and controls save energy 24-7.
3. Become LEED
Because of their energy-saving benefits and contributions toward minimizing environmental impact, lighting and shading controls can contribute significantly to attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification for new construction. Lighting control systems can help builders attain credit in several LEED categories: Energy & Atmosphere, Material & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovative Design.
4. Automatically Save Money
Automated systems like daylight and occupancy sensors, can turn on lights according to changes in light or the time of day. Without any input from the user, lighting systems can reduce energy costs and usage.
5. Extended Bulb Life
Dimmers reduce power to the lighting source or bulb, so they save energy and can extend bulb life. Incandescent and halogen bulbs last up to 20 times longer when used with a dimmer, increasing the money saved.LED bulbs run cooler when dimmed which can also extend bulb life.
6. Shading Solutions are also Energy Efficient
Shading systems save energy by harvesting daylight and reducing the load on HVAC systems, making any project more eco-friendly. Shading can also be made from eco-friendly materials.
AHT has over 20 years experience in providing comprehensive lighting control plans using Crestron and Lutron systems. If you have a project and need advice, feel freee to contact one of our team members today.Request a Consultation