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Why LED Light Sensors May Be Right for Your Property

Why LED Light Sensors May Be Right for Your Property

Property managers know how important it is to keep exterior lights working at their peak. Whether you rely on them for convenience, security, or both, exterior light performance can be made better with sensors. Sensors allow you to automate your lighting system and avoid the constant tweaking required with manual or timer systems. Instead, let the sensors do the work for you.

Most properties experience very little activity at night, making constant lighting unnecessary. If you don’t want complete darkness, opt for a majority of sensor lights and a few constant lights.

Your LEDs are already saving you when it comes to energy expenses. Installing sensors can take these savings even further!

Save Energy and Increase ROI

Your building saves energy with light sensors. With sensors, your lights go off when unneeded, and you avoid the cash drain that comes along with exterior lights being left on all night, or even during the daytime. Running your exterior lights all night long is an energy expense that often goes unseen.

Sensors may even increase security measures by startling unwanted trespassers.

Installation Tips for Maximum Performance

Many light sensors adjust naturally depending on the power of the sun. This means that there is no need to repeatedly program a light timer every new season. Instead, you simply let the sensors do their job. You can even mount your sensors away from the wall light unit to take more advantage of the natural lighting conditions.

During installation, aim to point your sensors north to help your lights capture the sunlight at its natural arc. This positioning can help create ideal conditions to keep the lights on only when needed.

Light sensors are a great solution for automated and simple exterior wall lighting control. Find out more about how LED lighting solutions and ROI by contacting NextGen LED at 301-804-2986. Our expert team offers turnkey energy management solutions for properties and facilities in a variety of industries. Let’s get started with a complimentary energy audit at your location.


 

LED vs. Incandescent Lighting

LED vs. Incandescent Lighting

Home and business owners have more options when it comes to lighting up their properties, two of which are light-emitting diodes and incandescent lights. While incandescent is the more traditional option of the two, it’s not without its obvious shortcomings. Learn more about the options so that you can light up your business in the best way possible.

Understanding Incandescent Lights

You’re likely most accustomed to incandescent lights, but that most certainly doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for you and your property. The truth is that only a small percentage of the energy incandescent lights draw is used to create light, most of it is extra heat that can cause your air conditioner to work harder than it has to. You may also notice how some of your materials and art pieces are mysteriously faded. This is likely due to the abundant amounts of UV radiation incandescent bulbs emit. Like others, you could be aware of LED lights but choose to stick with traditional lights because of their overall affordability. While diodes do cost more initially, you recoup that extra savings in the long haul.

Structural integrity is something else to consider with incandescent lights. Simply put, the filament wire and glass envelope of incandescent lights aren’t the strongest, which can be both dangerous and an inconvenience. Keep yourself and everyone else in your home or business safe with the strength of LEDs.

Understanding LEDs 

One of the first and most essential things about LEDs is they are the most energy efficient option. Like incandescent lights, LEDs have a generous variety of applications, including cabinet, industrial, commercial, landscaping and auto lighting. Another advantage of LEDs is they’re much cooler than incandescent light, both visually and temperature-wise. What this means is you can see objects in their true hues rather than in the bright and often washed out colors presented by incandescent lights.

LEDs give off very little to no UV radiation, which goes a long way in protecting certain fabrics and other materials. Going back to the point touched on above regarding the price of LEDs, that added cost comes with the added benefit of LEDs lasting nearly 50 times longer than standard incandescent lighting and more than 10 times longer than halogen lights.

 

Make the shift to LED lights to see how much better your property feels, how much energy you save and how long your new lights last. You’re bound to love the many applications and benefits waiting to be illuminated with LEDs. Get started by calling NextGen LED at 301-804-2986.


 

LEDs and a happier staff? Michael Heller discusses the benefits of LEDs on overall health in AIA’s Blueprints.

From Healthier Brains to a Deeper Sleep, Embracing the Benefits of LED Lights

Michael Heller, Vice President at NextGen LED, discusses the effects of lighting on overall well-being in the American Institute of Architects’ newsletter, Blueprints.

Heller’s article, “Innovations in Lighting Technology Impact More than Efficiency”, goes beyond the benefits of LED lighting that we often hear about, including it’s superior energy efficiency and returns on investment.

According to researches, including those from LightingEurope, LED lights provided measurable health benefits to adults, including:

—-— Increased motivation

—-— Increased performance

—-— Increased productivity

—-— Improved concentration and energy

—-— Lower stress and anxiety

—-— “Mood support” in wellness and dining areas

—-— Enhanced drug efficacy

—-— Reduced therapy times and capacity requirements

And the benefits don’t end there!

“These important discoveries elevate the importance of LED lighting beyond the accepted benefits of energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and operating expense cost reduction, and into as-yet-uncalculated improvements to healthcare, education, and overall happiness.”

Read more about how LED lighting positively impacts physical and cognitive utility, as well as the growing movement of human-centric lighting (HCL), in Heller’s article here.