Intelligent Lighting Controls for Commercial Buildings

The demand for lighting solutions in commercial spaces has transformed dramatically in recent years. The need for automated controls such as occupancy sensors and photo-sensors, motion sensors and networked controls, is on the rise. many corporate offices, retail centres, shopping complexes and other commercial spaces have become accustomed to the concept of centrally monitoring and managing their HVAC and lighting systems.

The intensity of light at work space might effect heath

As many offices are trying to make positive work environment, they are not only working on better colleague interaction but also favourable physical spaces. Studies have shown that certain types of lights increase work efficiency. For instance, bright lights may seem to energize the employees, but instead in most cases, end up giving headaches. This is where dimmers come into play. By adjusting lighting levels, dimmers create a rather peaceful yet efficient working environment. Dimmers not only save energy bit also cut 75% of the cost.

The colour of lighting directly impacts one’s efficiency

Exposure to blue light during the day provides extra energy and bequests alertness. According to Felderman and Keatinge, blue or cooler light should be kept in brainstorming rooms where people need to feel refreshed and eager to share their ideas. On the other hand, warmer tones should be used, perhaps in a meeting room where workers need to feel calm and emit trust as they tend to create a sense of comfort. Conference rooms are supposedly done middle tones that produce a friendly and welcoming environment, but keep workers alert and motivated. However, throughout the day, light needs to change since commercial spaces are after all, a biosphere. In the morning, lighting should be cooler (blue) and gradually change to a warmer (yellow) tone as the day progresses. Owing to such factors many office spaces have adopted automated lighting solutions that change colour and tones as and when required. LED bulbs are used as they require 75% lesser energy and have 25 times more life.

Use of motion and occupancy sensors make sure that energy is not wasted at common spaces like washrooms and lobbies when not in use. Thus saving 15% to 24% in energy bills. At experts provide unique and efficient services as per the type of space and client’s budget and requirement.