Saving Energy and Money with Lutron

Saving Energy and Money with Lutron

August 01, 2016 at 11:14 AM

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It is no secret that nowadays everyone wants to save energy, no matter if it’s a home or a business we’re talking about. Energy efficiency is one of the essential elements being discussed everywhere. Lutron Electronics has been in the market of giving light control solutions that save energy and ensure home safety for over 50 years, and they’re successful at doing that without compromising on convenience nor style. The company provides light control systems, shading solutions, and dimmers for homes, buildings or even entire commercial campuses, which optimize the performance of the entire system, reduce the energy used by the lighting and make sure the visual environment is more pleasurable.

Residents have the choice of a number of energy saving solutions, from occupancy sensors and dimmers to light control systems that manage the entire home, and windows solutions that control heating and cooling costs along with managing daylight. Lutron’s eco-dim solutions will reduce the energy cost by at least 15%, and oftentimes more. To maximize the efficiency, you can combine the aforementioned methods. If we dive into the details, a residential dimmer will save about $9 per year, and the system pays for itself in two years. It is also worth mentioning that if you use a dimmer at 20%, you extend the life of the bulb by three times. Since a Lutron dimmer is made to work for a minimum of 10 years, that saves you $90. When you take into account the price of the dimmer at around $16, you get a saving of $74 for each dimmer at 20%. If you increase the level of dimming at, for example, 50%, this nets you a save of $31 per year. The dimmer pays itself within six months, and you save $294 in a period of 10 years.

On the commercial side of things, the differences are much bigger. Every commercial space can benefit from Lutron’s light control systems and wireless control options which are very easy to install and will make sure that you have quick solutions to meet, and even exceed, energy codes such as the ASHRAE standards. You can achieve this by using a combination of the sensors available, such as the Maestro in-wall sensors or the Radio Powr Savr wireless sensors. They have a durable design and come with clean and elegant aesthetics. The dimmer needs to operate with larger loads, and hence the price is higher than a residential one. On a yearly level, using a dimmer at 20% will save you $85. This means that the dimmer will pay itself within 14 months. When you again take into account that the dimmer lasts for a minimum of 10 years, that saves you $750 over those 10 years. And that is if you use it at 20%. The savings increase proportionally as you increase the level of dimming.

What you can conclude from the above-mentioned facts is that the systems made by Lutron Electronics will save you money and can help increase safety.You will have a much more comfortable and pleasing home or commercial space, while also adding convenience and time savings.

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