Applications for Lighting Controls & Automation are based on national and local building codes and end user needs. Lighting control systems provide the ultimate in lighting energy cost control, streamlined facility maintenance and energy efficiency. They involve communication between the lighting equipment and a central control system that can be adjusted, automated and monitored. Home Automation systems work in much the same way albeit on a smaller and more personal scale. We have put together this applications page to help EC’s determine what lighting controls they may need in a specific room or building and also to help homeowner to understand what their needs are with home automation. While not all applications are universal, these are basic requirements. Remember to take into consideration what type of building materials will be used. For example, concrete and brick may make a wireless solution harder to implement. As always, you should contact us and let us help you with the design aspect of your project so no surprises rear their head when you least expect it.
Blue Box is a simple, cost-effective alternative to traditional time clocks, twist timers and contactors. Available in three enclosure sizes, the Blue Box family is the ideal solution for most small- to medium-sized projects.
nLight® is a networked digital lighting control system that provides both energy savings and increased user configurability by cost effectively integrating time-based, daylight-based, sensor-based and manual lighting control schemes. nLight creates an unmatched level of distributed intelligence.
The Vive Wireless product family lets you personalize control in each space in your building without locking into more or less control than you need for any load and control type. Vive Wireless solutions reduce design and installation time, save material cost and provide flexibility, so the electrical contractor can easily accommodate any changes in the space.
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RadioRA 2 is a wireless total home automation control system. This energy-saving system gives you the ability to adjust the amount of daylight and electric light (using light controls and automated shades) as well as temperature in a single room or throughout your whole home. The system also turns off standby power to small appliances when they’re not in use.