ACS and Lutron Team Up to Bring You LED Lighting Control Solutions
Redefining the Way You See, One Light Bulb at a Time
Beginning in 2012, the United States started to phase out 100-watt incandescent light bulbs because they no longer met federal energy-efficiency standards. The following year saw the discontinuation of the 75-watt variety, and in 2014 both 40- and 60-watt bulbs ceased production. Alternative lighting choices include fluorescent lamps (CFLs), light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, and halogen bulbs. With these new technologies come consumer questions and concerns.
Audio Command Systems and Lutron have the experience, resources, and expert lighting and shading personnel to address your needs. Read on to learn more about the rapidly improving realm of LED technology and its use as an energy-saving alternative for both commercial and residential applications.
Benefits of Lighting Control and LEDs
The ability to regulate the amount and type of light within a space continues to be an important aspect of daily life and is often taken for granted. Quality light that is properly controlled enhances the space and allows users to more easily perform specific tasks. It also helps save energy.
LED lighting sources are different from incandescent and compact fluorescent lighting in a number of ways, including efficiency, durability, versatility and lifespan. Because LEDs emit light in a specific direction, they use energy more efficiently and also provide the following benefits:
· Ensuring energy savings- These bulbs help minimize energy costs in your home and business by using 15 to 20 watts to replace a 100-watt incandescent.
· Reducing maintenance costs- By dimming LEDs you’ll extend the life of the product and in turn decrease expenses related to maintenance.
· Maximize space design options- LEDs allow you to transform the visual environment with colors and dramatic lighting levels.
Importance of LED Control
Since LED light sources have expanded from merely accent lighting to general-use illumination, it’s crucial that users be able to control them. Homeowners expect their light sources to act like an incandescent bulb, meaning smooth dimming down to one percent. While control of LEDs is not as simple as control of incandescent bulbs, together with Lutron Electronics, ACS has been able to achieve a level of customer satisfaction that you won’t find anywhere else.
Count on ACS and Lutron
Through the LED Control Center of Excellence, Lutron continually tests LED bulb compatibility with its various controls and drivers. In addition, Lutron products simplify the use of LEDs and ensure a quality dimming performance. Combined with ACS’ 35 years of industry experience and thousands of custom installations, we’re sure we can correctly specify and design an LED lighting control system to fit your discerning tastes and unique lifestyle. We’ll also give you a recommendation on light bulbs if you already have a Lutron Residential Systems product. Contact the lighting and shading experts to learn more.