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3 Lighting Control Options That Save Energy

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Learn How Dimmers, Sensors, and Timers Create an Energy-Efficient Home 

Investing in a lighting control system is an excellent option to save money on your energy bills. When paired with dimmers, sensors, and timers, smart lighting control boosts your home’s energy efficiency by turning off lights when not in use and dimming them for less energy consumption.

Continue reading to learn how smart lighting creates a comfortable home environment, makes your life more convenient, and even reduces the energy bill for your home in Indianapolis, IN.

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Dimmers

Dimming a lightbulb lowers its wattage and electricity usage, extending the bulb's life. Lightbulbs (especially LEDs) used consistently on a dimmer can last years longer than they typically last. In addition to saving money on bulbs, dimmers offer a certain degree of customization with lighting in a room - especially if they are tunable lights. 

With a tunable lighting control system like Lutron, you can program lights to dim throughout your house and change colors at specific times, ensuring you take advantage of easy energy savings. In addition, you may enjoy the quiet and calming effect dimming can have in the evening. Whether watching a movie, enjoying a family meal, or relaxing with a book, dimming adds a lovely aesthetic to evening activities.

Sensors

Sensors help save energy by turning lights off when rooms are not in use. You could use motion, occupancy, or photosensors within your home and pair them with your lighting control system to monitor usage.

Motion sensors are commonly used outdoors, in driveways, entryways, or backdoors. These lights are activated when they detect motion and can be helpful when paired with a security system. 

Occupancy sensors are nice to have in rooms where lights are frequently left on, such as bathrooms or hallways. These types of sensors can be activated by sound, heat, or motion, depending on the type of sensor.

Photosensors detect ambient light and pair with lighting control systems to help regulate energy use and balance natural lighting with artificial lights throughout your home. 

Timers

Lighting controls can also work with timers to schedule lights to operate on their own. These are excellent options for outdoor lights, which most people forget to turn off and on. You can also schedule indoor lights to turn off at bedtime to save you from walking around your home and doing it manually.

With a lighting control system in your Indianapolis, IN, home, you'll be able to conserve energy and save money on your utility bills. Please get in touch with us to learn about lighting controls and how they could benefit your home.

 

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