Shedding Some Light - Benefits of Lighting Control Systems

Shedding Some Light - Benefits of Lighting Control Systems

November 17, 2017 at 9:47 AM

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With the start of this new year, have you been thinking about ways to improve your home or business? One of today’s growing trends is home and commercial automation. Many homeowners like yourself have been looking into ways of improving their living experience as well as how to save energy and money. Below are some ways things will get much easier when you incorporate automated lighting in your home.

1. Automated light systems are customizable

Since any light in your home or business can be automated, you can pick and choose which ones you’d like to automate. Or you can go all out and connect every light in and outside of your home or business to a light control system, giving you total light management. Enjoy being able to set your porch light to come on as you turn onto your street or keep the lights off in your company’s bathroom until someone walks in. 

2. Create mega energy savings

If you own a business, chances are you’ve felt the impact of rising energy costs. The fact is that workplace lighting costs can actually be preventing significant business growth. In the average office building, lighting adds up to 39% of yearly electrical costs. If you’re considered a specialized business such as a hotel or healthcare facility, naturally your costs are currently higher. With rising energy costs, it’s imperative to start creating an energy efficient workplace. Fortunately, there are plenty of systems on the market today that can help you do just that. 

Light control systems from Lutron can manage all of the lights in your home or business, therefore maximizing efficiency. With low-voltage and eco-dim systems, you’ll be able to reduce daytime lighting energy by 65% or more. Using products such as dimmers will save you at least $85/year, which means the dimmer will pay for itself within 14 months. Lutron dimmers typically last for at least 10 years, which will save you $750 if you use it at 20%. That’s a big deal for a commercial business!

3. Light control systems pay for themselves

If you’re thinking about installing an automated light control system in your home, you’re no doubt weighing the cost to benefit ratio. While it may seem like you’re paying quite a bit upfront, the good news is that most lighting systems pay for themselves within a short amount of time. Light control systems are easy to install, especially since they’re wireless. If you install a light dimmer in your home, you’ll enjoy a savings of about $9 each year and the system will pay for itself within two years. What makes dimmers highly beneficial is the fact that you can change the percentage setting. For example, if you use a dimmer at 20%, you’ll extend the life of the bulb threefold. Because Lutron dimmers are meant to last for a minimum of 10 years, you’ll be saving $90 in the long run.

Whether you’re looking to save money or increase comfortability in your home or commercial space, Lutron light control systems are the way to go. By installing these systems, you’ll enjoy ease-of-use, energy savings, and convenience.

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