All business owners realize it's important to have the right lighting installed. While making sure the right fixtures is an important factor, the matter of lighting automation also plays a major role. Below we will go over a few suggestions on commercial lighting automation.
When searching for ways to implement commercial lighting automation in your location, one of the first areas to look at is exterior lighting. Using controls for exterior lighting comes with a lot of benefits. For example, if you forget to turn on the exterior lights, such as parking lot lights, building lights, or road sign, it can have a negative impact on your business, making it like appear your location isn't open. It could also present safety and security concerns for staff and customers. On the other hand, if you forget to turn the lights off in the morning when the sun comes up, you are wasting money on utility costs for illumination you don't even need. With the installation of automated timers for the exterior lighting, these two scenarios can be avoided.
Even though exterior timers are important to help manage utility costs and maintaining proper lighting, interior timers are also very helpful for a commercial space. For example, they can help you manage utility costs by turning off lights at a certain time or when an area is not in use. Basically they remove the need of relying on employees to shut off lights, which is always beneficial for a commercial space.
The occupancy sensor is another important and useful option when it comes to commercial lighting automation. This type of automation controls the lights by turning them on/off based on whether the room or space is occupied. This comes in handy for areas where there isn't constant occupancy such as back rooms or stock rooms. While you wouldn't want to use an occupancy sensor in customer areas, they can help save on utility costs in the worker areas of your location.
Dimmers are good for times you want to dim the lights without turning them off completely. Dimmers are perfect for creating a cozier mood in selected areas or during a certain time of day, but still want the capability of full illumination for other occasions.