Smart lighting also includes motion-sensing controls and when integrated correctly with LED lighting the savings can be even more substantial. Motion sensing can be paired with wireless on/off control to automatically turn off individual lights or sections of lights. Motion sensing is also an ease of mind technology. Since the lights are turned on with motion and turned off with lack of motion, you no longer need to worry about shutting down after the day or setting up timers.
Smart lighting allows you to get numbers and reports on current draw, hours of usage, voltage functions and other data so you can see what areas you can improve on to maximize your lighting efficiency for your application.
Since 1969, Electro-Matic has helped transform American industry by supplying automation components and solutions to leading U. S. manufacturers. Today, Electro-Matic continues to leverage the value of emerging technologies by developing practical applications for industrial, commercial and retail markets. As a technology company, we help our customers turn innovation into value. As a one hundred percent employee-owned business, our customers enjoy the benefit of a supplier partner intently focused on delivering strong value-for-value relationships.
“The LED lights are much less expensive to operate, are a whiter light that gives our facility a more state of the art appearance, and have been very well received by our employees from a functional standpoint.” - John M. Bicknell II, COO, Fabiano Brothers, Inc.
The LED panel lights are ideal for these spaces because of their ability to not only produce efficient light but also consistent light. Traditional fluorescent light can not be projected in a particular direction, where LEDs can. Having a consistent light throughout a given area gives a room more visibility and virtually no dead spots.
After the lighting audit was determined, Electro-Matic Visual and Appearance Products worked together with Pfeiffer Used Cars & Quick Lane Auto Center to complete the installation process. “Working with EM visual has been great for our LED lighting division. I rely on them to do site surveys, photometric layouts, and recommending the best product so all I need to worry about is selling the job and handling installation. And since their products are made in Michigan I know my customer is getting the maximum rebate possible.” – Ryan DeHoog, General Manager, Appearance Products.
Electro-Matic Visual and Appearance Products are happy to see that not only did Pfeiffer Used Cars & Quick Lane Auto Center receive a maximum rebate possible by buying a Michigan made product, but they are also reducing their energy savings by over a third. All 83 fixtures were swapped out from metal halide lights to Electro-Matic Visual’s LED parking lot lights for optimal savings and efficiency.
Pfeiffer Used Car & Quick Lane Auto Center will continue to see energy savings throughout their estimated life time of over 100,000 hours and with virtually zero maintenance costs, their LED lights for their parking lot seem to be the perfect solution.
There are many things that can be focused on when performing an energy efficiency audit. To perform a comprehensive energy audit all aspects of a building should be taken into consideration. Factors such as insulation, water usage, heating and cooling efficiencies and lighting are just a few of them. Today I will focus on performing a lighting audit.
Topics: LED Lighting
A major lighting upgrade can have obvious benefits, but still warrants a small amount of analysis before committing to the upgrade. Before a commercial lighting retrofit or upgrade, ask yourself the following 10 questions to give you some metrics of success of the upgrade.
What Is the Purpose and Condition of the Current Lighting?
A general walk through your site and taking some notes is a great start to the process. Each area may have different purposes as well as OSHA requirements.
Topics: LED Lighting
It’s Monday. You open your business to start the work week. You enter the building under the dull exterior lighting still on at dawn. You walk across the dark office to flip on the light switch. As you walk through the office you notice a glimmer of light creeping under the restroom door from the light left on over the weekend. You flip the switch. The light goes on. Since Thomas Edison invited the light bulb in 1879 lighting has remained largely unchanged. That was until the invention of LED lighting and the ability to control it.
Topics: LED Lighting