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Daylight Harvesting

Uses and benefits of C.L dimmers

Incandescent bulbs are being phased out gradually and will most probably be phased out almost completely within the next 10 years or so. They are being replaced by CFL and LED bulbs that result in greater energy savings. However, the flip side is that not all dimmers work with CFL and LED bulbs and these...
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All about energy conservation

Energy conservation through shades

While designing a smart home or smart business, we should always keep energy conservation in mind. Generally, we look at electronic devices and entertainment systems and ignore lighting and climate control systems. Shades, however, play a major role in saving energy. By setting the shade controls to adjust the light permitted for time of day,...
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Saving energy through intelligent lighting solutions

Today, saving energy makes perfect business sense. Saving energy costs is not only politically correct, but is big business! There are certain companies like Lutron that design intelligent lighting solutions and use cutting-edge technology to save energy through smart lighting. This video details the different Lutron methods and technologies that help homes and businesses save...
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Battery-powered shades simplify shading management

The importance of shades in the context of lighting management is considerable, and they are clearly an asset in the home, office, and even commercial spaces. It’s also clear that architects and interior designers have picked up on the importance of shades in controlling daylight when it’s too bright, or by using it to supplement...
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Explore the shades with state-of-the-art control

Windows play an integral part in our homes from a functional perspective and even when it comes to decorating the interiors with shades. The recently introduced Crestron Shading Solutions helps manage indoor lighting efficiently and conveniently, and also has impressive new designer fabrics for motorised shades. These shades add beauty, convenience, and comfort throughout the home...
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Crestron occupancy sensor

Occupancy sensors turn off lights, even when you forget to

Automation of lighting, HVAC, and shades in response to changing conditions in an office or a home is essential for creating a complete energy management solution. While it provides amazing levels of convenience and comfort, it is also offers a solution to avoid employee friction caused when energy policies are implemented strictly. In the past...
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daylight sensors

Use wireless daylight sensors to automate power savings in your office or home

As organisations grow and become more successful they also inevitably need to expand office space to accommodate a larger team. Unfortunately as the facilities and offices grow, so does the wastage of resources – with power consumption fast becoming one of the key areas of concern. But getting people to change how they view and...
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