LED lights are a great way for you to save money on energy usage. The LED One Distribution team has many different ways to help you maximize those energy savings. Adding lighting controls is one way to ensure your LED lights will be on only when they are needed.
Timers operate lighting both indoors and outdoors based on times determined by you. In a home application, you may want your lights to turn on and off automatically if you don’t want it to be obvious that you are away from your home. In a business, you might use a timer for security purposes in your parking lot.
Dimmers are all about controlling the brightness of an LED light bulb. A dimmer controls the amount of energy the bulb receives. Controlling the amount of energy the bulb receives controls how much light (or lumens) is output. If you are trying to control the atmosphere and color of a room, a dimmer is what you are looking for.
Dimmers give you the ability to adjust the lighting for any activity you are doing. Some dimmers have timers that will control your lighting in a planned manner based on your needs.
Dimmers come in a wide range of sizes. They can be small enough for your home, or large enough to control theatrical lighting. Digital control systems control the larger dimmers. New dimmers can also connect with Smart Technology so you can control lighting from any Smart device.
Dimmers must be compatible with the LED fixture. Give the team at LED One Distribution a call and we’ll make sure you get the right dimmer for the job and fixture.
Motion Sensors and Photo Sensors
Motions sensors are a way to provide lighting when motion is sensed. They are especially good for safety and security purposes. Motion sensors provide lighting only when it’s needed, and when no one is present will shut the lighting off.
Motion sensors are often used with photo sensors that detect when sunlight is in the room. When the room is naturally lit the lights shut off. When the room is dark lights will turn on. Combined with motion sensors lights will only come on when someone enters the room at nighttime.
An occupancy sensor can tell when someone has entered a room. When no movement is detected lights will turn off. An occupancy sensor can reduce your lighting energy usage by a whopping 45%.
Occupancy sensors use both infrared and ultrasonic sensors. Infrared sensors detect heat and motion while ultrasonic sensors detect sound. Occupancy sensors are great for low usage areas, such as stairwells, hallways, bathrooms, laundry rooms. You might have noticed them when strolling down the frozen foods section of your grocery store. Lighting comes on as you walk through. Items are lit for you to see and turned off when no one is present.
A vacancy sensor is exactly like an occupancy sensor. The only difference is a vacancy sensor assumes someone entering the room will turn the lights on themselves. Once no motion is detected the vacancy sensor will turn the lights off. The beauty of a vacancy sensor is lights will only be lit when needed, and the sensor will keep lights off anytime the room is not in use.
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There are many different options to help you save money and make your life easier. The team at LED One Distribution welcomes your calls and questions. We are here to help and look forward to hearing from you. Contact us now so we can help you.