During these times, nearly everyone can feel the distressing impact and growing uncertainty of increasing energy prices. The question we run into in both our private lives as well as at work as owners and tenants of private and commercial real estate, is how to consume less energy or how to at least do it more efficiently. Fortunately, the development of technology and modern possibilities help us out with those concerns and new solutions allow us to live more environmentally friendly and raise our quality of life to new heights. One way to save energy and make our surroundings healthier is smart lighting control.
In a modern apartment building or office, we can see increasingly more modern touch screens on the walls and several activities can be comfortably done from a smartphone app without even having to get up from your chair. Although lights equipped with a motion sensor are no longer news, the automation that manages the operation of lights has an important role in ensuring energy savings. Lights that turn on when someone enters the room and burn at a lower volume during daylight hours or change their tone depending on the time of day have turned into a trend that’s here to stay. According to scientists, people who work in rooms where sufficient lighting is ensured and human centric lighting principles have been taken into consideration, are happier and more productive.
Bisly’s intelligent building automation can operate – in a single system and in consideration with each other – not only lighting, but also heating, cooling, ventilation, access management and much more. But why is it useful to allow smart technology to control the lights?
Up to 80% energy savings
Bisly’s building automation and smart sensors and modules turn the lights on on a need basis – only when there are people actually in the room and only with such power that the necessary level of lighting in the room is ensured. If the motion and presence sensors in Bisly’s modules turn the lights on and off automatically, we can significantly save energy.
Another important innovation that allows us to save energy is the regulation of the intensity of LED lights. To guarantee sufficient lighting, LED lamps don’t usually have to burn at full power. The lux-sensor that monitors the lighting level within the room, also takes into consideration the light that comes into the room from outside and regulates the intensity of LED lights accordingly. Hence, during daylight hours and in spring and summer when more light comes into the room through windows, it’s enough for LED lights to only burn at 30-40% power.
Clearly, savings are even bigger if the entire lighting of a building has smart control, i.e. both the lighting of corridors and outside are connected to a single system. Need-based lighting decreases energy consumption by up to five times!
Imagine the lights turning on as you walk through the door or, whilst moving around the house during the night, the lights are not burning with full power but only at 20% for example. Smart building automation and lighting control helps to turn on the lights in whichever way you want or need them to. Various automatic activities and scenarios can easily be set up in the Bisly app or on the wall screen at home. All that’s left for you to do is enjoy the comfort of the automation.
A new useful and convenient feature is the “Master Switch” which is a great way to ensure safety and comfort. If you’re not sure whether or not you turned off the lights when you left home, you can easily do it via Master Switch in your phone app, even if you happen to be on the other side of the world.
On top of energy savings and comfort, smart-controlled lighting helps to create safety. Outdoor lights regulated by motion sensors will alarm you of any unwanted guests. You can turn the lights on while you’re away and thus leave the impression of someone being at home.
Bisly’s smart building automation and lighting control solutions can manage lights with very different conditions thanks to various control types, whilst ensuring the speed and accuracy of the system thanks to its unique software and hardware.
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