Lighting Control with LED Presence Detectors

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Lighting Control with LED Presence Detectors

If you’re looking to take your energy efficiency to the next level LED Presence Detectors are the way to go. These detectors can extend the life of your LED lamps and cut down on your energy consumption, which directly decreases your energy cost. Networking these detectors with your LED lights will insure that you are using your lights and not wasting them.

What Is a Presence Detector?

 Image of a Presence DetectorA presence detector is a device that monitors the detection zone for occupancy. If at any point a person’s radiation is sensed in the area, the presence detector will send and electrical signal to turn on: lights, heating, and/or ventilation. Presence sensor can also turn off these same functions after no presence is detected after a set period of time. But wait… isn’t that a motion sensor? Not quite. Keep reading to find out why. Are you turning off your lights? A guide to motion sensors? 

Why Should I Invest in a Presence Detector?

Presence sensors are much more sensitive than motion sensors. This means they can pick up the smallest changes with passive infrared, ultrasonic, or thermal radiation sensing technology: including turning a page in a book, typing on a keyboard, etc. Since presence detectors control lights based on motion they will only turn on when they are needed and turn off when needed. What this means for you is a decreased cost on energy use.

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To further your savings, you can program your presence detector to come on when the natural daylight is not at a useful level and to turn off when the daylight levels are sufficient based on what you preset them to. Wireless Remote Controlled Lighting.

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Another benefit of presence detectors is that they can increase security if you network them with your security alarm sensor. When an outdoor light comes on because the detector has reported motion, prospective burglars have nowhere to hide and reduces criminal activity. It also gives you a heads-up so you can figure what your next step will be. Outdoor Projects for Safety and Efficiency.

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Where Can I Use Lighting Control Sensors?

 

Presence detectors can be surface and recessed mounted on walls and ceilings. This makes them extremely versatile and virtually practical everywhere. Common applications include but are not limited to:

  • Indoor public building spaces
  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Bathrooms
  • Storage areas
  • Hallways
  • Walkways
  • Lobby
  • Classrooms

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Presence detectors allow you to maximize your savings by eliminating the cost of unused lights being on. With the detector programed to switch on and off based on human presence and the brightness detected in the area, you can rest assured that if the lights are on, they are being used. If you are ready to shop for a presence detector to help save you money, you can do so by visiting HomElectrical.com.

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