Lighting control systems are modern network-based solutions that analyze, automate, and control lighting in real time. Today’s lighting controls and design do more than just illuminating offices and business environments. They offer significant reduction in energy costs and increase efficiency.

From an enterprise perspective, they allow businesses to manage their lighting solutions and offer insights for better energy management decisions. Let’s get a deeper understanding of all the other business benefits intelligent lighting control and design offer.

Cost and Energy Saving

Today’s enterprises employ a huge number of people operating from one location. Needless to say, these locations need to have lighting solutions and other office infrastructure. From this, lighting accounts for nearly 45% of the annual electricity consumed in office buildings. Intelligently integrated lighting control systems use dimmers, timers, and motion sensors, occupancy sensors, and ambient light sensors to automatically set and maintain optimum lighting levels. This optimizes energy usage and drastically reduces consumption. Overall, reduction in power consumption brings down electricity bills substantially. It also helps enterprises be more environmentally responsible, adding to their CSR efforts.

Flexible and Centralised lighting control

Traditional equipment such as electrical switchboards and distribution boards offer basic control over the lighting control. Facility managers can merely switch the lights off or on. On the other hand, intelligent lighting controls and design give full control and visibility to the user. Smart sensors, gateways, and energy management devices provide real-time occupancy and energy consumption information from a centralised location. Businesses can customize their lighting scenes and levels based on their requirement. Furthermore, new-age lighting control systems are secured via passwords and other authentications. This ensures only authorised users can access and control the lighting system.

Longer life of equipment

Dimmers and lighting control systems manage the amount of power sent to the bulbs and lighting fixtures. This reduces power consumption and extends the life and run-time of lighting sources. Lights run cooler, last longer and reduce maintenance time and cost.

Optimized work environment

Studies have shown that lights have an effect on the mood and emotional well-being of people. A dimly or poorly lit work environment can hamper employee morale and thereby affect productivity. Striking a right balance between natural and artificial light sources can work wonders in modern office environments. Businesses can improve productivity and employee satisfaction by providing optimum lighting levels, reduced glare, and well-balanced surface brightness.

With dwindling energy resources and increasingly stringent legislations, it is important that businesses look at their energy efficiency quotient. From all the current office infrastructure, lighting control is one of the easier options to streamline for energy efficiency along with cost saving. Here’s to intelligent and environmentally conscious lighting solutions!

For more information on intelligent lighting controls and design, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at contact@actis.co.in.

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