07.01.11 lighting Control Systems
How the latest in lighting technologies, sensors and control equipment can increase your energy savings.
The best way to save energy and make significant cuts within your home is by using the latest energy saving products and controls. When considering lighting for your building, you must make sure it complies with Part L of the building regulations. These regulations apply to both domestic and commercial properties.
When you are installing lighting in your home, always take into consideration how daylight enters your property. Lighting directly affects energy saving. New lighting technologies can reduce energy bills by up to 80%.
The newest lighting developments include halogen, LED and CFL. These products have the extra benefits of longer life, quality light source, low temperature and reduced costs. Another alternative is to choose what type of tube to use. The T5 tube is 20% more energy efficient, has a longer life expectancy and a lower replacement cost.
Control devices can make a contribution to reducing energy consumption as they ensure appliances are only used when required. Control devices can be used in new buildings, existing buildings, as well as commercial and domestic buildings:
- Dimmer switches – Controls the load of the light
- Time delay switches
- Card switches
- The E-Box – this unit provides power optimisation by sitting between the supply and lighting load
Through the combination of voltage optimisation, power correction, lighting choice and control choice, they reduce energy consumption by eliminating waste which reduces your carbon footprint and increases your energy savings.
If you are interested in lighting control and design for your home, please contact R.B. Grant Electrical Contractors today. For more information, look at our lighting design or LED lighting page.