What to Expect from a Residential Lighting Control System

March 22, 2015 by Sarah Longfellow

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residential lighting controlResidential lighting will never be complete with a modern, sophisticated lighting control. In fact, residential lighting control systems are popular these days because the systems do emphasize the modernity and sophistication of residential buildings. No wonder, a lot of homeowners install a residential lighting control system in their modern house, for security, convenience and aesthetic reasons.
A lighting control system, or a smart lighting system, is a smart network that incorporates communication within the system – the inputs and outputs – using a central computing device. The system can be applied to both indoor and outdoor lighting systems of residential, commercial and industrial building. The implementation of the lighting control system, for both residential and commercial lighting control, allows the optimization and customization of the amounts of light in scheduled/set times.
Advantages of a Lighting Control System
A lighting control system has a lot of advantages around the effectiveness and efficiency of installed lights. At least, there are 5 advantages homeowners can take from the system:
1.    Practicality. The system allows total control over multiple lights in different rooms from one device.
2.    Complex lighting effects. The control over multiple lights makes effect creation a lot easier.
3.    Low energy consumption. The system controls the right amount of lights depending on the circumstances.
4.    Longer lamp life. No lights have to be used all the time.
5.    Low installation cost. Some systems are wireless-supported to minimize installation process.
6.    Flexibility. Wireless-supported systems allow switches and sensors to be placed everywhere within the radius.
residential lighting controlAutomated Lighting Control Systems
The advancement of technology has made some systems allow automatic turn-on and off of the lights. Usually, the systems adjust the outputs of the lights based on:
1.    Chronological Time
Chronological time-based system controls lights on specific times of the day, week, etc.
2.    Astronomical Time
Astronomical time-based system automatically controls lights on sunrise and sunset times.
3.    Occupancy
Occupancy-based system automatically controls lights with occupancy sensors.
4.    Daylight Availability
Daylight availability-based system automatically dims or switches lights in response to the level of light the sensors receive.
5.    Alarm Conditions
The system automatically switch on/off lights in response to the inputs from other systems. Such as HVAC or fire alarm system.
6.    Program Logic
The system is the most sophisticated one because it integrates all elements above using logical functions and operators.
A residential lighting control system is really recommended for today’s house where there are a big number of lights installed in different rooms. Additionally, the system can add more comfort to a house because homeowners usually can equip the system with more supporting features such as one-touch lighting, wireless lighting, customized music and movie buttons, panelized lighting, etc. Smart homeowners will use such smart lighting!

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