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  • Commercial Owners Sensing Savings in Today’s Smarter Lighting Controls

    Once upon a time, commercial office buildings were lit up like candles 24 hours a day, perhaps because installing the right control systems was more expensive than the electricity used to power all those light fixtures. That time has long passed though, and today’s owners are looking for new solutions that maximize the contribution of natural sunlight, where and when possible, and minimize the use of electric lighting in unoccupied spaces. These combined demands are driving a growing market for light and occupancy sensors in lighting designs both large and small.

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  • Digital Timers Reduce Energy Cost, Boost Productivity

    Lighting represents the primary source of electricity consumption in U.S. commercial buildings, and that means digital timers can be a company’s best friend — turning out the lights, saving money and boosting productivity in both commercial and private spaces.

    Intermatic offers a series of electronic controls for interior and exterior lighting that can be easily customized and programmed to any facility’s specific lighting needs, from simple on-and-off 24/7 scheduling with occupancy sensor overrides to complex year-round building energy management systems integration.

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  • Lutron Offers New Commercial Building Wireless Lighting Controls

    Lighting controls manufacturer Lutron Electronics has debuted a new wireless lighting controls system called Vive — aimed squarely at the nation’s commercial and educa-tional office space.

    Vive, Lutron says, includes a family of simple and scalable solutions, ranging from sim-ple area switching and occupancy sensing to individual wireless control on each fixture, connected via wireless hub for central control and monitoring.

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  • Hubbell Lighting Creates Change and Savings in Commercial Lighting

    Hubbell Lighting says commercial buildings in the U.S. account for some 80 billion square feet of real-estate and consume a whopping 36 percent of all electricity consumed in the country. Lighting, Hubbell adds, represents 30 percent of a typical commercial building’s energy use, opening the door for significant energy savings and electrical use reductions via more efficient lighting and controls.

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