Lower your bill and lead a greener lifestyle with smart lighting control
San Francisco is all about energy efficiency. Finding ways to reduce your usage while remaining comfortable and productive is an essential part of the local lifestyle. One of the easiest ways to “go green” in your home is with lighting automation. You may have heard of California’s LED rebate programs, which can help you reduce operational costs and save you money on our monthly bill. And when you combine the latest LED fixtures with smart lighting control, you can save even more. Want to learn more? Keep reading.
How LED Helps You Save
LED light fixtures are extremely energy efficient. They use as much as 80 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs, efficiently using power and not generating excess heat. This makes for significant long-term energy savings. Additionally, because of their efficiency, they can last for years (or decades), which means you won’t have to call an installer out to replace or maintain fixtures as frequently.
When you combine LED with low-voltage electrical systems, you can enjoy an even more energy-efficient system. Low-voltage wiring uses less current than standard lighting, and LED lighting requires much less power. Low voltage wiring is easier to install, is long-lasting, and conserves energy.
Automation Adds Value
With an LED system, you can enjoy the full range of benefits that lighting automation offers. LED lighting dims lower than incandescent or fluorescent fixtures, while also offering capabilities like hue and color-temperature adjustability.
Smart lighting automation allows you to set timers throughout the day, so your lights work appropriately when they’re most needed. Ensure unused lights in the bedroom turn off after you leave the house, and the lights in the backyard turn on as the sun goes down. Plus, with modern features like tunability, you can save even more.
In a recent study by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, experts found that tunable LED lighting systems in classrooms saved between 49 and 68 percent on energy when used throughout the school day. While they indicated that the total energy savings throughout the year might be less, they concluded that that tunability could lead to significant savings.
The same is true for your home. Ensuring you’re using energy efficiently will help you save, and a smart lighting control system will give you the data and user-friendly controls to make it a natural part of your lifestyle.
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