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Commercial Lighting Automation Promotes Employee Satisfaction

Commercial Lighting Automation Promotes Employee Satisfaction

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed how lighting automation can save a significant sum each month, especially when you incorporate some low-voltage wiring and occupancy sensors. For example, today’s shift to LED lighting has slashed energy costs nearly in half.

This month, we’ll focus more on employees and how lighting ties into their job satisfaction and performance. When surveyed by the American Society of Interior Design, most employees voiced dissatisfaction with their office’s lighting. Corporate lighting is often static and fluorescent, but there is an alternative. We’ve found that human-centric lighting, like the Lutron solutions we’ll describe here, improves morale and productivity, assets which can, in turn, affect your Dallas, TX, business’s bottom line. Keep reading to learn how lighting could provide a health benefit to your staff.

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Lighting, With People in Mind


Human bodies crave varying lighting brightness and tone during different times of day, corresponding to the sun’s rise and fall. The problem? We spend about 90% of our days inside. As a result, we’re shut off from the illumination that we need to power through our tasks throughout the day, sleep well at night; then wake up and repeat. How can you break the vicious cycle and get your employees’ health back on track?

Why Timing Matters

Often, employees talk about office lighting in terms of feeling “unnatural,” even if they’re not sure why. Corporate lighting’s tone and brilliance usually doesn’t correspond to the time of day. Your staff might notice these affects as mood problems at first, including irritability and sluggishness.

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Stop Wasting Money on Inefficient Commercial Lighting

Stop Wasting Money on Inefficient Commercial Lighting

The US Department of Energy estimates that by the year 2030, LED lights could save up to $15 billion in energy costs across the country. In other words, if you haven't upgraded your commercial lighting system with LED fixtures yet, your business is probably wasting money. So why wouldn't you want to lower energy costs in your Frisco, TX business by giving your system an updated boost? In this blog, we'll show you how smart building technology, lighting control, and low-voltage fixtures efficiently reduce energy costs. Keep reading for more.

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Save up to 60% with Smart Lighting

Integrated lighting control is an easy way to start saving money immediately. According to Lutron, an automated system can save up to 60 percent of the energy used in a non-automated or manual system. In fact, depending on your lighting strategy, you may even save in other areas, like HVAC cooling.

With an integrated lighting control system, you can schedule lights to adjust their levels based on the time of day and peak operating hours. Strategic scheduling can save up to 20 percent on lighting usage alone.

Occupancy sensors minimize the need to turn lights on and off throughout the day. When users enter or leave a room, the system will automatically respond. Efficient sensors can save up to 60 percent of a room’s lighting usage.

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How to Get Started with Lighting and Shading Control

How to Get Started with Lighting and Shading Control

Lighting and shading control is often considered a must-have aspect of any smart home because of how much convenience it adds to your lifestyle at home. If you’re considering adding lighting and shading control to your Texas residence, it can be tough to know how to get started. Keep reading to learn the main aspects of lighting and shading control so that you can start taking advantage of its benefits in your University Park or other Dallas area home.

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Choose Your Brand

When it comes to lighting and shading control brands, two companies stand out far above the rest: Lutron and Crestron. Some control systems only control lighting or shading, not both, which can make the system more complicated. That’s not the case with Lutron and Crestron. The great thing about Lutron and Crestron is that they both provide so many different options: roller shades, wireless dimmers, skylight shades, touchscreen controls, and more.

From the same company, you can get everything you need for a complete solution. And beyond the technical aspects of the control system, Lutron and Crestron also offer window treatment design elements. You can look through their extensive collection of different fabric types, colors, and patterns to find the best options to match your home’s décor.

Pick Your Locations

The types of lighting and shades you choose will depend greatly on where you put them. It’s important to get the right lighting and shading materials for your lifestyle and the purpose of each room – blackout shades for a media room, but transparent shades that simply reduce the sunlight glare will serve the client better in rooms with a gorgeous view. After you decide which rooms you want to have lighting and shading control in, a DeVance Electronic Lifestyle expert will be there to offer advice and guidance on selecting the best materials for each space—considering everything from what the ideal fabric type would be to reduce UV damage to furniture on through to the final selection of light fixtures to accentuate your artwork.

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