How lighting control changes lighting

How lighting control changes lighting

With the continuous development of LED technology, the lighting world is constantly changing. As more and more companies and organizations adopt LED technology, they realize that they can save more money by installing automation and sensor technology in their space.

Lighting control ensures that the light is only illuminated when the light needs to be turned on and the energy consumption is drastically changed. When LED technology is combined with lighting control, energy consumption is reduced.

In this article, we will discuss how these technologies work and why they apply to every business, company, organization, and organization.

About lighting control

A good lighting design combines lighting control. These controls play a vital role in the lighting system because they automatically control the light output. The benefit of these controls is that you don't have to worry about turning the lights on and off manually, just like in the past.

Lighting Control - Includes dimmers, motion sensors, occupancy sensors and timers - making your life easier and your lighting more flexible. By using lighting controls in different rooms and spaces in the facility, you can significantly reduce energy consumption. You can also use controls to change the mood and color of the lights.

Here are some of the most popular lighting controls on the market.


The dimmer is usually connected to the LED bulb to reduce the brightness of the light. They change the voltage waveform applied across the bulb and reduce the intensity of the light output (lumen output). If the business lighting atmosphere and color you operate is critical, the dimmer can give you everything you need.

The dimmers come in different sizes. There are some dimmers, such as household light switches and high power units for architectural and theater lighting. High power dimmers are typically controlled by digital control systems (some of which are used with Ethernet). The new dimmer can be connected to a smart lighting system, allowing you to freely adjust the brightness of any connected smart device.

You can adjust the dimmer as long as you want to create the perfect settings for the ongoing event. You can also use a dimmer with a timer to ensure that your lighting follows a setting pattern that suits your business operations.

When purchasing dimmers for LED luminaires, you must ensure that they are compatible - so that the dimming function works properly. Adiding's lighting experts can help you choose the best dimmer for your LED fixtures or help you choose a dimmer and fixture that works well together.

Motion sensor and photoelectric sensor (photodetector)

In order to reduce the cost of lighting, building owners usually install external motion sensors, especially safety lights, on outdoor lights. These sensors turn on the light when it detects any motion nearby, and turns it off if there is no action for a few minutes. They are ideal for outdoor areas that do not need to be lit all the time.

Motion sensors are often used with photosensors (photodetectors) that turn off the lights and turn them on at night once ambient light (such as sunlight) is detected. Both types of sensors can significantly reduce energy consumption because they only turn on the lights when any motion is detected at night. They are ideal for use with LED lighting and require full time without the need for time. Lighting designers and contractors typically install photosensors on LED nightlights and motion sensors on lights in low traffic areas. Outdoors, it is not uncommon to install a photoelectric sensor on a shoe box fixture in a parking lot. Indoors, it is common to find motion sensors in the warehouses of bay luminaires, dimming the luminaires in low traffic areas.

Occupancy sensor

These are motion detection devices that sense the presence of people and automatically control the lighting system. Once people enter the room, they turn on the lights, and if they don't detect any action after the specified time, they turn them off. They can reduce energy consumption by up to 45%.

Occupancy sensors are ideal for indoor spaces that are infrequently used, such as conference rooms, lounges, bathrooms, stairwells, recreation rooms, laundry rooms, storage rooms and lounge areas, where people gather for a limited time during the day. The sensor uses two detection techniques to determine if there is someone in the room: ultrasound and infrared. Ultrasonic testing is based on sound, while infrared detection uses heat and motion.

Vacancy sensor

In addition to having to manually turn on the light, the vacancy sensor is similar in all respects to the occupancy sensor. The sensor is based on the idea that once a person enters the darkroom, people will turn the lights on manually. If the room is vacant for a certain period of time, they will only turn off the lights.

The benefit of these sensors is that the lights will never turn on unless they need to be turned on. They can be used for space that requires sensors. Vacancy sensors are very useful in reducing energy consumption because they ensure that no lights are left anywhere in the building.

Daylight Harvesting

You may not know, but daylight harvesting may be needed for your facility. Daylight harvesting refers to the way buildings are designed to collect and utilize natural daylight within buildings to reduce the need for artificial lighting. While green buildings are designed to optimize light and distribute it efficiently into buildings, daylight harvesting systems can benefit these buildings and old buildings.

The daylight harvesting system includes a light sensor and a dimmer to reduce the amount of artificial light required to fully illuminate the space. Once the facility is not fully illuminated by the sun, these lighting controls turn on the lights, increasing energy savings.

Time switch (timer)

The timer operates the electrical switch and is controlled by a timing mechanism. They can be used to automatically turn indoor and outdoor lighting on and off at specific times. They are very useful for businesses that run for a specific time each day because no one is worried that the lights will be forgotten. In an outdoor environment, a timer can be used with a photosensor to ensure that the light is turned on only at night for a specific period of time.

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