Are you planning to install a new lighting control system or retrofitting an existing building?
Installing the right solution can save energy and decrease your costs. There are lots of options you will want to consider to ensure your building is up to Washington State’s energy codes.
It is important to note that many of these options are required by the state, when developing or retrofitting a building.
We have been installing lighting systems for over a decade. All of which take into account a business’ current need, while also looking at ways to accommodate future growth.
Contact us today and ask us about the most cost-effective and energy efficient system for your building and business. You will also want to check out these tips on how to find an electrician that is qualified, reputable and reliable.
Here are the lighting control services we can provide:
Occupancy or Vacancy Sensors
Infrared and ultrasonic sensors are used to activate lighting so lights are on when you need them and off when you don’t. They can detect a change in temperature and motion, which means you no longer have to worry about lights being left on or someone scrambling to find a light switch. Occupancy sensor systems offer several key advantages - convenience, energy efficiency, and control.
You get to avoid the inconvenience of checking to see if lights have been turned off, which is another opportunity to create a safe working environment. Using sensors is great way to ensure your employees are accommodated any time of the day and are especially helpful for rooms that are not often used, such as a walk-in storage room or utility room. And it automatically adjusts to daylight savings time.
They also contribute to the overall efficiency and cost of powering up a building. Once you exit a room, the light is turned off automatically to reduce the costs you are spending on energy. You also have control over your lighting, whether you want to illuminate only a section of a room or create different ambiances throughout your building.
Automatic Time Scheduling
With time scheduling electrical systems you have the ability to schedule lighting that coincides with business hours. This allows you to reduce energy consumption during periods when you know no one is going to be in the office. You can control timing via a time clock or computer and it provides the option to make manual changes via a wall system or by phone. There are many businesses that can reduce costs using time scheduling. Call us to find out if it is the right fit for you!
Bi-level switching is the manual or automatic control, or a combination of both, that provides two levels of lighting power in a space. The key benefits of bi-level switching is you get the light you want while saving on energy costs. You may not always need the same level of lighting for special projects or there are times of the year and day that you will want to take advantage of natural daylight. The system includes alternate rows, fixtures or lamps that are separately circuited and independently controlled.
Dimming - Manual and Automatic
Dimming technology has evolved considerably over the last decade. Once designed as a device for matching lighting levels to various tasks and moods, it is now a critical tool for reducing energy usage.
Manual dimmers are operated via a wall switch or with a remote control, allowing you to accommodate different tasks that occur in the same area. An automatic daylight dimmer system takes into account natural daylight. This system is often combined with task lighting so you can control lighting needs and energy costs. Both dimming systems are great for lecture halls, meeting rooms, classrooms and open-office areas and restaurants and entertainment venues.
Recessed lighting is also a great option to consider. When placed properly, you can open up space and make rooms look bigger, while still getting the light you need. Their contemporary look combine function, cost-savings, energy efficiency and ambiance. It is a great way to accent artwork, special features and your brand. For more tips check out our recessed lighting tips.