In order to select the right lighting control to manage your lighting control system, it’s important to understand the relationship between lighting control and the lighting control system.

What is a Lighting Control System?

Simply put, a lighting control system automatically controls the lights throughout a building or other area in order to minimize waste by turning them off when and where they are not needed. This is usually accomplished through the use of a computer or other automated system.

Lighting control systems, also known as smart control systems, are a popular lighting choice for indoor and outdoor lighting of commercial, industrial, and residential spaces. Lighting control systems provide light only where and when it is needed and can maximize energy savings.  In addition to energy savings, the implementation of a lighting control system complies with many of the new green building and energy conservation programs and building codes.

Lighting control systems can adjust a lighting device’s output based on time of day, sunrise or sunset, occupancy conditions, photocells, alarm conditions, or a combination of these events.

What is a Lighting Control?

There are several different options to control your lighting control system.  Once you have your lighting control system in place you’ll need a way to instruct it what to do when.

Lighting Control Benefits

There are several advantages to using a lighting control system over stand-alone lighting controls or manual switching, but the ability to control individual lights or groups of lights from a single device is the main benefit.  Another benefit of using lighting controls is the ability to create complex lighting scenarios/scenes using multiple light sources from just one lighting control device.

Baker Technical Services offers a wide selection of different brands and models available to choose from including app enabled, physical wall mounted controllers, touch screen units, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RF, and integrated and non-integrated control units.

When selecting the right lighting control for your smart lighting system, it basically comes down to three different choices:

  • Do you want a touch screen or physical interface?
  • Do you want to use Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or RF?
  • Do you want to use the controller to interface with other smart devices?

The answers to these questions will help identify the control choice best suited to your lighting control system.

If you would like help selecting the right lighting control give us a call.  We are here to help you select the right product, the right manufacturer, and the right sized controller for all of your smart lighting needs.  Our team of specialists includes professionals who have been in the smart lighting sales business for many years.

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