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  • What is a lighting control system?

    A lighting control system is an intelligent network based lighting control solution that incorporates communication between various system inputs and outputs related to lighting control with the use of one or more central computing devices. Lighting control systems are widely used on both indoor and outdoor lighting of commercial, industrial, and residential spaces. Lighting control systems serve to provide the right amount of light where and when it is needed.

    What are the advantages of a lighting control system?

    Lighting control systems typically provide the ability to automatically adjust a lighting device’s output based on:

    • Chronological time (time of day)
    • Astronomical time (sunrise/sunset)
    • Occupancy using occupancy sensors
    • Daylight availability using photocells
    • Alarm conditions
    • Program logic (combination of events)
    How do lighting control systems save money?

    Every dimmer automatically saves 4-9% in electricity—even at the highest lighting levels—over a standard on-off switch. When users choose to dim their lights, even more electricity is saved. Quite simply, the more you dim, the more you save. A standard light switch only saves electricity in the “off” position. Lutron dimmers and controls save energy 24-7.

    Shading systems save energy by harvesting daylight and reducing the load on HVAC systems, making any project more eco-friendly. Shading can also be made from eco-friendly materials. Sustainable materials from Lutron are either PVC-free or are 100% recycled. This has allowed some fabrics to receive certification from third-party organizations such as GREENGUARD® and Oeko-Tex®.

    What control systems do you support?

    Milow Advanced Media, in conjunction with its sister company, Milow Electric, support Lutron, and Crestron lighting systems.

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