Energy Efficient Lighting – how to choose the right system

Last modified: 4th Aug 2016

Traditional incandescent bulbs used vast quantities of energy to produce light. Furthermore, much of the energy expended was emitted and lost as heat. Today’s lighting standards and advances in technology ensure a statutory level of enhanced energy efficiency.

While modern solutions, such as halogen light bulbs and fluorescent lamps provide greater energy efficiency than traditional bulbs, switching to enhanced energy efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to further cut energy costs.

 

LED Lighting

LED lighting is one of today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly evolving technologies. Offering the ideal solution for a variety of applications, LED lighting boasts durability and enhanced performance. LED lights have a long life expectancy and can last approximately ten years. While the initial outlay may be more expensive than other contemporary solutions, their longevity, and low energy consumption ensure longer term savings.

LED lighting boasts approximately 25% more energy efficiency than its incandescent counterpart. Furthermore, its comparably stronger light means fewer may be required in any given application. Utilising LED lighting ensures you not only enjoy the cost benefits of energy efficient lighting but also cultivate an eco-friendly environment.

Used in conjunction with intelligent systems, LED lighting delivers enhanced energy efficiency without compromising on quality.

 

Intelligent Systems

The correct lighting is important. Whatever the application, it is integral to the energy efficiency of a building and the well-being of its occupants. Lighting systems have direct and indirect costs. The lighting equipment employed and the design of an application are crucial considerations when installing a good scheme.

Lacklustre lighting will negatively affect both your space and those who inhabit it. Therefore, the correct system should be installed to ensure your lighting is fit for purpose. Whether for use in a domestic or commercial setting, LED lighting not only promises energy savings, it can also increase comfort, safety, security and productivity.

An LED lighting application incorporating an intelligent system offers an enhanced energy saving opportunity. Occupancy sensors, for example, can greatly reduce electricity consumption. By using sensors to dim or switch off lighting when there is nobody in a room, dimmable lighting can save energy costs.

If you benefit from plenty of natural light, dimmable lighting is also ideal for use with daylight harvesting systems. It can be programmed up or down according to the amount of natural light in a room to a maintained lux level. Daylight sensors can reduce electricity consumption, therefore contribute to energy savings.

 

Application Options

LED bulbs are available in an array of products. Ideal for use in a variety of applications, LED lighting works well both in and outdoors. Their durability and superior performance in cold conditions ensure LED lighting products are the first choice for outdoor applications, such as pathways and porches. Whether for security solutions or feature floodlighting, LED lighting offers the ideal system for a wide range of exterior lighting solutions.

 

SERA Technologies offer an array of lighting applications to suit your space. Whatever your system requirements, contact us today to discuss how our LED applications can ensure your lighting scheme offers optimum energy efficiency.