LIGHTING CONTROLS

Root3 Lighting have a full range of lighting controls to offer clients depending on their requirements and needs. We deliver many different types of control systems including:-

Local Controls

Local controls consists of installing controls within a property that contain all of the intelligents within the sensor itslef. Each sensor is conntected to approx 8-10 light fittings. All 8-10 sensors operate in the same way as directed by the sensor.

Central Control

Central Controls requires more of an initial investment in the project but in return offers improved functionality. Each sensor reports back to a central location where all of the control descions are made such as light levels, off times, dimming time, etc.

The ability to communicate with other systems within a building is critical in designing the modern “Smart Building”, using the lighting sesnor to let the heating know that someone is in the office and needs to turn on is just one example of the extra benefits in a robust lighting control system.

Smart Control

Smart controls consists of hardware similar to Central Control but with again, enhanced functions including significantly improved energy savings. Our smart sensors not only haev the ability to switch lighting on & off automatically but also have the ability to montior spaces and report this data back to the end user. This is usful for example if you want to know the circulation habits of people within a building, wayfinder technology to guide people around and locate areas with a property, fine tune energy savings based on use, automtated emergency lighting maintenance tests & reporting, the possibilites are endless…

Please see below some typical examples of lighting controls:-

CAR PARKS

Many car parks have the lighting enabled 24/7 so LED lighting is essential but it can be quite dark in a multi storey car park even during the day therefore a good use of controls is critical.

We have installed LED lighting in car parks that only dims down to 10% rather than completely off when no movement is detected. This means that the entire area is not plunged into darkness while the sensor is waiting to activated which can leave staff and the public feeling uncomfortable & vulnerable.

OFFICES

Install daylight dimming LED lighting will ensure the light level is maintained at an agreed constant level dimming during the brighter times of the day and operate at full output during the darker times. The same sensors can then revert to only operating when staff/public are presence when natural daylight has diminished for the day.

WAREHOUSES

Warehouses are well suited for presence detection control as generally speaking natural daylight is not normally readily available. As warehouses are often used to store items on racking in isles where staff are only present when adding or removing items lighting is not normally required when no one is around therefore PIR sensors could be installed to switch the lighting off during the inactive times, this is especially effective as warehouses consistently have high energy usage light fittings installed due to the physical height of the fittings so turning lighting off as often as possible will massively help with energy costs.

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Schools and colleges are always looking for ways to reduce costs by turning lighting off sooner. As most areas within a school are quite busy during the day, PIR sensors would not suit these applications as the sensors would be constantly activated due to the high traffic levels.

We have installed lighting control main circulation areas that only switch on/off automatically after pupils have gone home, switch off external lighting during the day and gyms & sports halls that are not used all day long, etc, etc

ENERGY SAVINGS FROM LIGHTING CONTROLS

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the nation’s energy consumption and approximately 30% of that comes from lighting. We care about how buildings impact climate change and believe in only sustainable lighting solutions.

Our environment-friendly lighting controls help you become more energy efficient while increasing the quality of your lighting and improving the overall productivity level of your workplace. By introducing Root3’s lighting control in your building, you are looking at 30-45% energy savings, while improving your environment’s ambience.

QUICK RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Proper lighting controls can reduce energy consumption by as much as 70-80%, depending on the existing equipment in use. Our controls can not only reduce the total power drawn by the lighting system during operation but also the number of hours, hence reducing overall energy consumption. These cost savings will eventually lead to short return on investment in the new lighting controls.

All our lighting controls run through a centralised system like DALI, a communication protocol approved by nearly all manufacturers. As long as a lighting sensor is connected to a light fitting that both communicate through a DALI interface, they can work seamlessly together, even if they are made by different manufacturers.

All the dimmable systems at Root3 Lighting are DALI enabled which ensures that you are getting consistent and reliable performance between multi-party manufacturers.

Before you can enjoy the significant cost savings of our lighting controls, we’d strongly recommend upgrading your entire lighting system to LED. Since lighting controls come in a variety of sizes and budgets, the return on investment may vary. However, on average, the lighting controls industry has projected a figure of 30% energy savings as long as an LED lighting solution is already in place.

We always install standalone lighting controls to get you the fastest return on investment and the best log-term value.

Even something as basic as a passive infrared (PIR) sensor can help you conserve energy as it will only turn on when it detects movement, therefore, automatically turning itself off when it does not need to be used.

Our daylight sensors can save energy costs by turning lights off automatically where there is already ample natural light in the room. However, by combining daylight sensors with PIR sensors, your lights will be dimmed rather than constantly being turned on/off, which is a good way to save energy.

Proper lighting controls coupled with the right equipment can marginally reduce your lighting energy consumption. In fact, lighting interfaces that incorporate DALI can save you up to 70% energy, in most cases.

Don’t just go for any regular dimmer – go with Root3 Lighting controls and be safe in the knowledge that you’re not only saving valuable energy but also playing your role in preserving the environment.

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