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Wireless solutions offer simple, flexible, and scalable options 
especially critical in retrofits and lighting upgrades where scalable 
solutions can start small – a single classroom or office space – and 
expand over time to enhance capabilities and deliver additional features
 such as seamlessly converting from a stand-alone control to a 
centralized lighting system with the addition of wireless hubs and 
convenient software compatible with any smart device.

Expand your retrofit opportunities--simplify projects, meet codes easily, and make buildings smarter.

Lutron Electronics
Wireless solutions offer simple, flexible, and scalable options especially critical in retrofits and lighting upgrades where scalable solutions can start small – a single classroom or office space – and expand over time to enhance capabilities and deliver additional features such as seamlessly converting from a stand-alone control to a centralized lighting system with the addition of wireless hubs and convenient software compatible with any smart device.
 
At Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania, for example, the facilities team used a centralized, wireless control solution that included daylight sensors, occupancy sensors, and personal control in the renovation of its administrative offices. The entire job, including lighting installation and setup, was complete in less than four days with no impact on productivity.
 
A centralized system easily ties into building management controls at Madison College, in Madison Wisconsin, to facilitate load shed and reduce costs with no imposition on the people in the space.
 
One significant advantage is the ability to essentially mix and match components to deliver exactly the right solution in the right space. These basic components provide system control:
  • Load controls – control line voltage and enable dimming control. A flexible system lets you choose from wall controls, or ceiling mounted power-paks that communicate wirelessly to control points, so you don’t have to run wires from the load controls to each dimmer, switch or sensor.
  • Wireless sensors – able to be positioned, and repositioned, easily for best results. With battery powered wireless sensors, you can save energy while ensuring no one is ever left dark. And, the right wireless sensor makes it easy to change location to accommodate changes in the space 
  • Wireless remotes – provide control wherever your customers need it. With battery powered wireless remotes, you can mount controls on any surface – glass, wallboard, or plaster – with no backbox, and you can provide free standing control on tables, podiums, or workstations. Download the Campus-wide Solutions guide

Make retrofit installations easier and smarter

By adding a wireless hub you can elevate the capabilities of these simple components and scale up to deliver smart, centralized lighting control solutions.
 
Wireless hubs and simple software enable advanced functionality such as timeclock integration and energy reporting accessible on any smart device. With built-in, step-by-step instructions, systems such as the Lutron Vive solution are designed with the installer in mind. With virtually no training or previous experience with the software, your facilities team can easily design and implement fully integrated lighting control solutions that provide valuable lighting system data, and a simple user interface accessible on any smart device or laptop.
 
The software then makes it’s easier to monitor system status, make quick adjustments to improve operations efficiency, and be more proactive about system maintenance. Data driven reports and alerts can eliminate guesswork, providing evidence-based information to help reduce a building’s energy use and carbon footprint, improve space utilization, proactively identify system abnormalities so they don’t become problems, and simplify scheduling and time-based events.
 
The right lighting control solution can meet your needs today and is also built to grow and scale over time when you want to add capabilities that optimize building’s efficiency and improve occupant comfort. Smart lighting control systems can provide data and information on how often different spaces are occupied, how much energy has been used or saved, and can integrate the lighting control system with other building systems to deliver a higher-performance space.

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