Smart lighting is one of the newest innovations of modern technology, and many property owners are discovering the benefits of this new lighting tech. While some homeowners have found smart lighting to be convenient and energy-efficient, commercial property owners are quickly realizing the benefits that smart lighting can bring to commercial facilities. When installing lighting across a large facility, smart lighting may often be a wise choice because of the efficiency it provides. If you want your commercial electrician to install smart lighting, read on for more information about these innovative lighting options.
The Types of Smart Lighting Systems
The three primary smart lighting systems on the market are grouped by how people use and control them. The systems include smart bulbs, smart lights with a hub, and lights with integrated motion sensors.
Smart Light Bulbs
These low-cost bulbs are connected to a Wi-Fi network. They can be installed on ordinary bulb holders and connected to a local Wi-Fi network to be controlled remotely. Smart light bulbs often have one or more of the following features:
- Offer adjustable brightness
- You can control them remotely
- Mood-based colors
- Schedule light’s power-on time
- Smart voice assistants to control the lights
Smart Lights Connected with a Hub
These smart lighting systems are connected to the Internet through a central hub. The hub is the main point of connectivity, and you cannot use the lights without it.
Motion Sensing Lights
These systems use infrared motion sensors to turn lights on. Motion-sensing lights are popular in commercial facilities because they allow you to turn on the lights only when there is movement in the area.
Smart Lighting Provides Extra Convenience
Smart lighting in commercial facilities is rising in popularity because of its convenience. You can control the lights from anywhere in your facility. The learning curve for using apps or other software that manages your lights is short. You can also automate the system or enable voice commands. You can check the status of your lights remotely and save the time it would have taken to move around your building to examine or turn off lights.
Enjoy Energy Savings
Smart lighting can help you cut back your energy expenses. Motion-sensing lights turn off and on automatically depending on whether anyone is in the room. You don’t have to worry about reminding others to turn off the lights, but you will know that the lights will shut off automatically when people leave. You can also use sensors to control dimmers and reduce energy wastage. Additionally, smart lighting in commercial facilities is often inherently efficient because most systems use LED bulbs.
You can customize the behavior of your lighting system to eliminate manual interventions. For example, you can program office lights to dim or shut off after hours. When a motion sensor is triggered, it will override the settings and turn on the lights in that location.
Customize Your Light Settings
You can define the parameters of your smart lighting system and control the system’s color intensity, temperature, and distribution.
If you want to benefit most from smart lighting in your commercial facility, you must work with an experienced commercial electrician you can trust. If the installation is not superb, the system will not perform as efficiently as it should. The professionals at CMI Lighting can help you establish your modern lighting system.
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