SaveMoneyCutCarbon is proud to be the first VAR for Lutron, whose range of products are built around clever sensors providing intelligent lighting throughout buildings.
Energy efficiency is an essential requirement now in every home and business. In fact, lighting can account for up to 10% of a household’s annual electricity usage, and up to 40% a year in commercial buildings. Lutron has been providing energy-saving light control solutions for more than 50 years.
Lutron dimming saves energy without sacrificing style or convenience.
For single homes, buildings, or large commercial campuses, Lutron offers dimmers, occupancy/ vacancy sensors, light control systems, and shading solutions to reduce lighting energy use, optimise system performance, and enhance the visual environment.
Commercial Energy Savings Solutions
Every commercial space, small or large, can make significant, ongoing energy savings by installing Lutron light controls. Easy-to-install wireless control options provide quick retrofit solutions to help buildings meet and exceed building energy regulations requirements.
Your workplace should be designed to complement your needs. As your needs change throughout the day, your lighting should adapt as well; bright to read a book, but dim for computer use. Lutron solutions provide convenient access to light control, creating a comfortable atmosphere to support your activities throughout the day.
Most commercial spaces are over-lit, which simply wastes expensive energy. But over-lit spaces can also affect productivity. Too much daylight or electric light can make even the most fundamental tasks, such as computer work, uncomfortable and difficult to perform.
By incorporating lighting based on task performance and providing personal control of lighting and shading, commercial spaces can make a measurable difference to employee productivity and motivation.
Did you know, also, that employees typically dim the lights when given personal control, further increasing energy savings?
Plan L and Target Emissions Ratings
The use of lighting controls is an integral part of the National Calculation Method (NCM) that designers can use to calculate the Target Emissions Rating for any building and this is where dimming becomes a crucial element in energy efficiency.
The NCM has daylight-linked operation and occupancy control but, significantly, does not include controlled or constant illumination.
This is where dimming comes into its own as, whichever of the two metric methodologies is chosen a dimmable system will deliver further energy savings that will count towards the Building Emissions Rating (BER).