Lighting. Friday , September 21st , 2018 - 18:52:57 PM
Do you really need your lights on all the time? This is a question you really need to ask yourself. Chances are you don't. Do you leave your office for 5 minutes and come back an hour later, in the meantime the lights have been burning the whole time. Are there aisles in your warehouse that are only used for 30 minutes a day but remain fully lit for 24 hours? If the answer to either of those questions, or countless others that I don't have room to write here, is yes then you could benefit from installing some lighting controls more advanced than an onoff switch. These come in various different flavours depending on your needs. They can control one light or a bank of lights, they can be sensitive the overall light level in the room this means that if sunlight is streaming through the window then the lights don't need to come on and won't. They can be used to detect the presence or the absence of people. They can dim lights or turn them on and off. What they all have in common is their ability to save you money by stopping you wasting electricity.
To Extend the Utility of Your House. With a little planning and thought your outdoor lighting will make your outdoor space unique and useable throughout the year. Your decks, paths and swimming pools can become an exciting part of the night life of your garden. To Enhance the Value of Your House. Prospective home buyers will perceive your overall property to have greater value based upon what you do in your garden, particularly if you take the time to put your garden on show at night (you will need to show pictures for day visitors!).
Another important aspect when planning the illumination of a house are the switches. Try to place them near the doors and easily to reach in order to turn on or turn off the lights in comfort. In the living room, install a switch for each lamp or group of them and dimmable lights. Know that it takes about 20 watts of light per square meter of space. Several table lamps or floor lamps, spread around the room, give a softer effect than a single central lamp.