How Intelligent Lighting Solutions Can Save You Money
If you are a business owner, chances are you are looking for ways to save money. Along with working hard, it is important to work smart. One way to do that is by having the right lighting solution in your business; an intelligent one. Will your lighting be able to analyze your budget and tell you where to spend most effectively? No, not exactly, but it can save you money. Here is how:
Step One: Understanding the Benefits of LED Lights
Intelligent lighting systems start with using the most efficient type of lights. Fluorescent lights have been used for years in business environments, but LED’s have come on the scene with a different way of lighting that should be considered. Opting for LED lights offers lower long term costs, as they last about 6 times longer on average; compare 10,000 hours from a fluorescent light bulb to 60,000 hours from an LED. As a result, spend less time buying new bulbs, changing bulbs and maintaining the lights.
Another consideration is this: have you ever walked into an office and turned on a fluorescent lighting system? What do you hear and see? There is cold blue or white color profile which can be a bit stark, and loud buzzing sound which can be distracting. This is not existent with the silent operation of LEDs and wide array of color options. LEDS also are better for the environment due to their modest energy consumption and completely safe components. On the other hand, fluorescent lights contain mercury which is extremely hazardous and can be damaging when the tubes are broken or disposed of. If that is not enough, LEDs are more durable and don’t produce heat as a byproduct of the lighting. So step one of intelligent lighting, is investing in the more sustainable option of a low voltage LED system.
But Wait. There is More
So now your choice of LED bulbs is improving your lighting situation, but how can the solution get smarter? Intelligent lighting systems use a network of sensors and detectors within a building to communicate and adjust the lighting accordingly. The business owner also has the ability to control lighting both on and off site. This allows for customization to use just the amount of lighting wanted, exactly where it is needed. Lighting becomes responsive to the needs of the business from the data center which may need the lights dimmed, to an office full of employees who need full light, to the empty office during lunch hour.
When these systems are put in place, utility bills have been reported to be reduced by 75%! Now that is smart lighting. Why waste any more money, when that could be invested back into the business? How do you begin the process of switching to intelligent lighting?
Switching to an Intelligent LED Lighting System
The beauty of replacing an outdated lighting system with LED intelligent lighting, is that it’s easier to install than traditional overlay systems that control AC line voltage powered lights. Using an LED system eliminates these overlay systems, which are costly and present inflexible line installation. This means intelligent lighting can be installed anywhere you desire, releasing you from the restrictions of other systems.
Contact MCS Pro’s today who are experts at installing intelligent lighting systems from quality providers such as Redwood.