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Each year, more organizations implement lighting controls due to the wide range of benefits they provide. Using a central control system allows lighting equipment to be adjusted, automated and monitored, providing the ultimate in lighting energy cost control, streamlined facility maintenance and energy efficiency.
Depending on your level of integration of lighting controls and their proper installation and use, your facility can save upwards of 75 percent of lighting energy costs and reduce lighting energy use by 50 percent. Lighting control systems provide the ultimate in lighting energy cost control, facility maintenance and energy efficiency.
Energy Savings- Use lighting controls to automatically turn lights on and off as needed, and save energy. Using dimmers reduces power to the lighting source or bulb, so they save energy and extend bulb life.
Convenience and Flexibility - Personalize a light control system to recall preprogrammed settings, automatically turn lights off when not needed.
Safety & Security - Increase security and safety by ensuring operation of critical lighting, including continuous operation of emergency lighting and exit signage, and effective lighting of exterior parking facilities, walkways, or tunnels
Sustainable Building Practices - Enhance energy-efficient building performance for sustainability programs. Sustainable building practices are rapidly becoming mainstream construction practice, and are mandatory for new or retrofit Federal facilities. Lighting controls are crucial to meeting energy code compliance.
Different types of lighting controls can be combined in the same space to achieve unique strategies best suited for a facility and to satisfy different energy code and owner requirements.
Lights turn on and off automatically in response to the occupancy of a particular space.
After being manually turned on, lights will time out after a set time period if the space is unoccupied.
Managing lighting according to time schedules. Usually based on when buildings are open or occupied and closed or unoccupied.
Reducing a facility's lighting load to achieve an overall reduction in demand, usually at peak usage times, such as midday.
Lighting levels are adjusted in response to daylight levels in a space.
Lighting is adjusted to achieve appropriate light levels for different occupant activities.
A lighting audit is the simplest and most effective way to evaluate the current lighting system and identify methods of reducing long-term operating costs. It gives building owners and facility managers the tools necessary to understand their current lighting system and sell potential system improvements to those with management authority over the buying decision at their companies.
What is involved in an Audit?
The first step to a successful lighting upgrade is the lighting audit. This investigative process measures conditions against standards to determine where cost-effective changes can be made. In this stage, which is essential to proper planning, the lighting manager gathers and organizes information about the existing lighting system and how it is used. To conduct a full financial analysis that will be needed to justify an investment in upgrading the existing lighting system, data about the local utility rate structure and average charges for energy and demand need to be gathered as well.
Why should I get one?
A lighting audit is the foundation of a cost-effective, energy-efficient strategy that enhances the lighting design in your building. More often than not, you want to invest in a lighting upgrade because it makes sense for your business to do so. However, you may not have considered why an investment grade lighting study is the best way to begin. It's the first decision you can make that will allow every consecutive decision to take off in the right direction and result in a successful lighting project.
- Consider current lighting environment
- Collect financial information
- Collect general and occupant information
- On-site data collection
- Discuss findings
- Review a lighting solution proposal
Commercial Lighting Solution Proposal:
- Optimized Lighting Layout
- Product Bill of Material
- ROI Calculation
- Proposed Financial Package
- Necessary Steps to Installation
Design & Analysis
Lightyear uses lighting analysis software and rendering tools to assist in simulating lighting and daylighting in your building.
AGi32 is a simple yet extraordinary modular builder capable of constructing almost any architectural environment. Vaults, domes, curves, slopes and extrusions are easily created allowing you to visualize the architectural elements you encounter every day. For those with existing 3D models, AGi32 can import 3D geometry via DWG or DFX. It can perform numerical point-by-point calculation of incident direct or reflected light on any real surface or imaginary plane. Within this scope, it is used to predict or quantify the distribution of artificial or natural light in any environment.
A lighting retrofit is the practice of replacing components in the system with counterparts that make it use energy more efficiently. Over time, this upgrade reduces the system's overall energy use, accumulating enough savings that are not only enough to pay for the new equipment, but produce a return on the investment.
Lightyear can update your outdated and inefficient lighting systems. Starting with a free lighting assessment, we will outline a plan for you to save money and improve the aesthetic of your work space.
Recycling & Lighting Waste Disposal
Our commitment to reducing your liability and disposing of hazardous waste in a way that is efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sound is unwavering.
Whether your waste needs include a few hundred fluorescent tubes a year, computer & electronics recycling, battery disposal or several drums of hazardous waste every month, LYT offers a value added service that will work for you.
From consulting and efficient service Lightyear Technologies remains dedicated to recycling and environmental protection issues. There may be other alternatives to your waste disposal but none comes with the reassurance, professionalism and reliability offered here.
Lightyear offers help with all paperwork and documentation required to recycle your waste, in addition to a resource for a questions you have about collecting or storing waste prior to disposal or recycling.