As building owners and occupants recognize that lighting control improves the comfort and quality of any space, and codes require more advanced lighting control systems in retrofits and new construction, specifiers are increasingly called on to include lighting controls in their project proposals.
Whether you are an engineer, architect, or design/build contractor, choosing the right wireless lighting control solution offers several advantages right from the start—easier to design using flexible specifications, faster to install and set up than wired systems, and more cost-effective in terms of time and material. Wireless also offers greater opportunity for centralized monitoring and control, resulting in lower costs and improved energy savings.
Start with a flexible system design.
Compared to wired options, wireless solutions are typically less restrictive and easier to manage, from small projects—spaces that will scale over time—to large projects with multiple space types, a variety of lighting performance requirements, and a well-defined budget. It’s important to choose a reliable, time-tested provider, and a system that can easily accommodate myriad project requirements, exactly when and where needed.
What makes wireless easier and more cost-effective?
- Sensors are simpler to install, and easier to relocate and reprogram once they are installed.
- Engineers, architects, and design/build contractors won’t be locked into control locations or poor performance when onsite conditions change, or don’t perfectly match project drawings.
- Lower installation and implementation costs translate to lower bids from your installers and better value for your customers.
The right wireless solution is designed to easily scale from a single room to an entire building whenever time and budget allow, with no expensive rewiring, and minimal disruption to the space.
Which wireless solution is best for your project?
Look for a system provider that offers tools and support that make system design, specification, installation, and set up easier.
- Turn-around time is critical. Online design tools, such as Lutron Designer + software, quickly generate one-line diagrams, bills of material, and product details, and then allow you to export all the information to a quotation tool when desired.
- Many project spaces are similar—ask if standard specs are available to speed up system design, and still allow engineers, architects, and design/build contractors to customize the project.
- Project profiles can help provide valuable insight, and illustrate how wireless systems accommodate unique installation challenges, and a defined sequence of operations. One example is Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn.—a project with historic buildings and a tight timeline, as well as multiple space types and varied control requirements. View case study
Finally, LEDs are part of virtually every new project and lighting retrofit. Whether you are looking for 0 to 10V switching or high-performance dimming, look for a provider with proven LED expertise, a long history of digital control experience, and a demonstrated commitment to customer service and support. Choosing a wireless control solution should not mean you are limited to a specific fixture manufacturer. With a flexible, tested system like Lutron Vive, you can use more than 72,000 fixtures with no concerns about compatibility or performance.
Wireless lighting control solutions, from a proven, reliable, service-focused provider delivers the right amount of control for every space, meets budget and code requirements, and saves you valuable time and money.
Interested in learning more? The Simplifying Specification with Vive Wireless Lighting Controls webinar is a great place to start.
Learn more: visit Lutron at LIGHTFAIR, Booth #3301