Lighting Automation

What is commercial lighting automation?

Commercial lighting automation operates the lighting fixtures in any space, turning them on or off or dimming lights at preset times based on occupancy or need for lighting. 

Control equipment ranges from simple timers to complex circuitry. Automated systems can be operated on-site or remotely, so you’re always in control. Well-designed automated lighting systems provide the right amount of light when and where it’s needed.

Lighting Automation

What are the Benefits of Automated Commercial Lighting?

Energy and Utility Cost Savings: Automating your facility lighting to turn on and off means that you’re only using energy when needed. By combining a variety of control strategies, you can achieve the highest levels of energy savings. Below are some control solutions that are commonly implemented:

  • On-off Switching – the simplest form of lighting control! Automate your lights to turn on and off as required.
  • Dimming – use the light levels that suit your needs – the lights do not need to be at maximum brightness at all times.
  • Time Scheduling – adjust the lighting based on the time or day. For instance, schedule your lights to turn off once your office has closed for the day, or on weekends. 
  • Occupancy detection – Implement occupancy sensors to detect when people are present, and the lights will stay on while the area is occupied
  • Building Automation System Integration – enables the shared usage of occupancy detection systems across lighting, security, and HVAC systems. 
  • Daylight harvesting – use dimming features or on-off switching to lower light levels according to the amount of natural daylight shining through the windows.
  • Task Tuning – adjust the light settings to a safe and comfortable level based on the task.

Automated Commercial Lighting also Benefits the Environment:

Running lights when they are not needed uses valuable energy resources – Automatic lighting systems will help in reducing your company’s environmental footprint.

Current Group’s Lighting Automation Services:

Current Group can customize a lighting automation solution to suit your application. 

We also conduct energy audits in commercial buildings, and lighting upgrades are typical to save money on your monthly power bill. Speak to Current Group to learn more about upgrading or automating the lighting system at your facility and request a quote to get started.