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People are finally paying attention to rising energy costs. Consider this: In a typical warehouse, the electricity bill accounts for 38% of all costs. To conserve costs, building owners are making the switch to more energy efficient lighting sources.  A study at Berkeley found that by employing controlled lighting techniques into buildings you can decrease energy spending anywhere from 24-35%. That’s quite substantial!

How can you incorporate similar cost savings?

By installing your LEDs into Intelligent Lighting Systems. Traditional bulbs found in facilities and warehouses take energy and turn it into heat, where today’s LED lights reduce energy consumption, decrease heat production and have a lengthy lifespan.  

What are Intelligent Lighting Systems?  The short answer; the future. The longer answer: Intelligent Lighting Systems, are automated lighting networks that are controlled by a software that communicates across it’s entire system when and where light is needed and not needed.  These systems are equipped with 4 integral parts:

  1. Intelligence:  The brain of this system is managed by a software that reads sensors to determine the energy needs of a building and optimizes efficiency.  Not only do these systems intelligently handle all your lighting, but they can even provide you with detailed reports, meter data and operational information to even better manage your facility. 
  2. Sensing: These devices gather information from certain areas to determine light efficiency.  For instance, the time of day and the available light and the number of people present.
  3. LEDs:  We all know the benefits of LEDs, but when you use them in intelligent lighting systems, your results and energy consumption are maximized. 
  4. Networking: The lighting fixtures can communicate with one another (are you freaking out yet?) saying where energy needs to be directed; making your building, an efficient SmartBuilding.

Check out the numbers below:

  1. Traditional High Bay Lighting (HIDs) are “on” all the time and use 7.08/watts/day.
  2. Fluorescent Lighting are more efficient but still use 4.23/watts/day.
  3. Intelligent Lighting Systems use energy only when needed and use 0.9/watts/day.

Intelligent Lighting Systems
are growing in popularity and every business can make a strong case to transition. In addition to the cost savings, the advantages of light distribution, sustainability and longevity make this a responsible choice.

Give us a call today at 403-863-8529 and we’ll help you make the switch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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