How Home Lighting Control Saves You Energy
Discover how smart lighting will cut down on your electric bill
Smart lighting with Control4 offers a variety of benefits to your family, from convenient control from one centralized location to automated schedules that complement your family's lifestyle. One lesser-known benefit to home lighting control is that it cuts down on your energy bill. Save money and contribute to environmental protection by installing a smart lighting system into your Buffalo, NY home. Read our latest blog to learn three ways that home lighting control saves you energy and cuts down on your electricity bill.
Increase The Lifetime Of Your Lightbulb
Home lighting control lengthens the lights of your light bulbs, saving you money in the long run, and reducing waste. Dimmers reduce power to the bulb, so they save energy and extend the life of the bulb up to twenty times longer than when connected directly to the source. The more you dim your lighting, the more you save. LED bulbs also run cooler when dimmed, which also can extend bulb life. Halogen light sources reduce energy by 28% when dimmed by 35%, and on average dimming, any non-LED light will reduce energy use by 20%. You will have to replace fewer bulbs and throw out less spare bulbs, which are difficult to recycle.
Automatic Energy Savings
Smart lighting automatically saves you energy. Sensors will detect when sunlight is bright and automatically turn down your lights accordingly. Occupancy sensors will turn off your lights when there is no movement in the room. They automatically dim or switch lights on and off when an area has not been occupied for a specified amount of time, resulting in 35-45 percent energy savings. Finally, preprogrammed clocks can turn on lights according to the time of day. Your lighting system will save you energy without requiring any effort from you.
Load shedding is another way that your system will save energy and cut down your energy bills. Your lights will dim for brief periods during times of peak energy usage throughout the day, reducing your usage of about 5% to 15%. This temporarily reduces your energy usage and cuts your electricity bill down, as energy rates are much higher during peak times. This also reduces the stress on the power grid, lessening the impact on the environment.
Are you interested in saving energy with Control4 home lighting control in Buffalo, NY? Contact Sound and Theater today by filling out this form or by giving us a call at 716-632-2790 to start your project. We look forward to hearing from you!