LED lighting control technology: save >70% with smart sensors 

Increasingly, businesses are being told during inspections that the lighting in place needs to be fitted with energy-saving lighting control technology. Adding smart sensors to existing LED lighting should help business owners make optimal savings on their energy consumption, savings that can quickly amount to over 70% less energy consumption per light source. 

Smart lighting control technologies for LEDs like motion sensors, light detection, or programmable timers are therefore increasingly important to apply to existing (and new) lighting installations. Given the large energy savings from these additions, it is a logical next step in making business more sustainable. 

At D-Lighted, we make fitting smart sensors easy. We apply smart lighting control technology to our Deetronix modules if required. By installing a Deetronix luminaire where a sensor is already fitted, we can make an existing light line 'smart' relatively easily. 

Does smart lighting control technology for work lighting sound like an interesting solution? Learn more about our Deetronix product line in the 'Sustainable Lighting' brochure, or contact a D-Lighted consultant today with no obligation to find out more: 

Smart LED sensors: The future of lighting 

Smart lighting control technology uses different types of sensors that can control LED lighting. Line lighting can thus communicate with each other quickly and easily, or control becomes possible with external devices such as a remote control or smartphone. 

For example, it becomes possible to switch the lights on or off from any possible location. Or, at the touch of a button, the programmable light cycle can be adjusted as required. Also, thanks to ambient detection, light can switch on in case of movement, after which (if desired) a security notification can be sent (as part of an anti-intrusion system). 

This is just the tip of the iceberg in the world of smart lighting control technologies. The possibilities offered by these types of smart sensors for work lighting are vast. 

A smart sensor can be thought of for every need and desire. To get a better idea of the possibilities and associated benefits they offer, we must first take a look at the most commonly used types of smart lighting control technologies in the business environment.  

Types of smart lighting control technologies 

Companies using work lighting on a large scale frequently use smart sensors for the purpose of energy saving and improved functionality. The most commonly used lighting control technologies in a business context include the following: 

  • Motion detector: As the name suggests, this type of sensor detects movement in the immediate vicinity. Generally, a motion detector will automatically switch on lights when it notices that a person is present in the area. Commonly used as an energy-saving measure in environments where someone is not constantly present. Examples include hallways, storage rooms, basements, or stairwells. 
  • Presence detector: Unlike a motion detector, a presence detector will continue to work even when there is no movement, but someone is present in the room. This is very useful in rooms where people are present a lot, such as offices, meeting rooms or, for example, classrooms. If the last person leaves the room, the lighting is automatically switched off to save energy. 
  • Light sensor: These types of sensors detect the level of lighting already present in the immediate vicinity. LED dimmers can be used to automatically reduce (or increase) the brightness of the installed work lighting. This prevents unnecessary energy consumption and possible problems with glare from too bright lighting. In environments with a lot of natural light, this is an easy way to save energy. 
  • Programmable timer: Timers allow you to set a specific 'rhythm' for switching the work lighting on and off. This is very useful for fixed working hours, workplace rotations, or predictable shifts. Programming the lighting according to a fixed programme can also be easily adjusted via an app or in 'the cloud', a computer from any possible location. These types of lighting programmes can automatically move with the season if desired and be adjusted. 

Advantages of smart lighting control technologies 

The main benefits of implementing smart lighting control technologies are as follows: 

  • Energy saving: Realise savings of over 70% per light source, on top of the savings from switching to energy-efficient LED lighting. 
  • Conforming to requirements: It is increasingly mandatory (or highly advisable) to add smart sensors to existing light lines in a business environment. As a result, implementing smart lighting control technology is increasingly becoming a necessity for business owners in the Netherlands. 
  • Longer lifespanMore efficient use of work lighting ensures that existing lighting lasts longer. This will reduce the failure of existing light sources and the need to replace and recycle broken lighting will be reduced. 
  • Safety: Motion detection can be a deterrent to unauthorised presence in certain rooms. It also reduces the risk of accidents by ensuring adequate light levels at all possible times. 
  • Ease of use: Pre-programming lighting, or easy remote control of work lighting is a big improvement for ease of use. Adjust work lighting as required at the touch of a button, also via an app or automatic programme in 'the cloud'. 
  • Sustainable: The energy savings achieved make it easier to achieve goals around corporate sustainability. Using less energy is good for the climate and results in less downtime, so fewer light sources need to be purchased and recycled. 

Applying smart sensors to existing light line 

All nice and well of course, all those benefits that smart lighting control technologies can offer. But what if entrepreneurs already have existing light lines and cannot (or do not want to) replace them for whatever reason? In this situation, it is still hassle-free to add smart sensors. 

D-Lighted has developed the ideal solution to this problem, in the form of Deetronix LED retrofit modules with convenient sensor base / ready-functionality. The module can be installed on the existing light line in less than three minutes, regardless of lamp type or brand. 

Due to the high level of compatibility of our retrofit modules, companies can almost always quickly get started with smart lighting control technologies. The Deetronix LED retrofit module can be quickly and easily added to the existing voltage rails by an installer. This means minimal costs, which can be recovered relatively quickly thanks to the additional savings. 

Curious about the possibilities our Deetronix product line can offer in the context of smart work lighting?

Then download our brochure 'Sustainable lighting' for free, or contact one of D-Lighted's staff without obligation: