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Use Occupancy Sensor Lighting to Promote More Controls

Let’s say you have traditional wall switches in a business that someone must “open” each day. Someone probably walks through the semi-dark to get to those switches, unless you create a lighted path to those switches. With occupancy sensors, that path need not waste electricity.

You could also use a series of occupancy sensors to supplement your required exit path lighting. As people approach a given spot along the path, certain lights come on to beckon them forward. If you use an LED mosaic flexible light, you could get creative.

If you put lighting on occupancy sensors, the owner can see the savings and also see the office “wakes up”when someone needs to use it. The lights can be shut off after normal hours, and also on weekends and during holidays.

Don’t stop with lighting. Suppose the business is an office that is normally open five days a week. Ancillary equipment, such as water fountains, normally runs seven days a week. Then there are copiers, scanners, and printers that are plugged in all the time; even on standby, they use the juice. How much money does that cost each year?

Your lighting project can serve as the basis for a follow-on project to control what the owner doesn’t see (e.g., selected equipment). Sometimes there are projects that require use of the office on weekends. So you give the office the ability to “wake up” when someone enters it during “off hours.”

Source: Mark Lamendola | Mindconnection