Commercial construction is booming but persistent labor shortages can present serious challenges. When it comes to lighting retrofits, simple, scalable wireless solutions can deliver simple-to-design, labor-saving systems that help meet scheduling, budget, and performance requirements on virtually any project.
Smart, wireless solutions not only make design and installation easier, they enhance building value, make it easier to meet changing code requirements, and deliver better building data to facilities and maintenance teams.
Let’s look at three key considerations for smart, simple lighting control solutions.
Code compliance – Like death and taxes, code compliance is a fact of life in the construction industry.
Look for a provider who offers online design tools and resources that reduce risk and eliminate guess work. Resources can include updated code guides and specification typicals that offer simple copy and paste resources for common room types and codes.
Choose a control solution flexible enough to work with a wide variety of fixture manufacturers and types. And, keep in mind depending on the location and type of project, code requirements can go beyond lighting to include plug loads and HVAC integration. Wireless systems that ensure reliable communication between lighting controls, occupancy sensors, and receptacles will make setup easier, and ensure you can add controls and capabilities without complicated, additional wiring and hardware. View video
Faster installation and setup – reduce labor costs and finish more projects
Simple, wireless, scalable control allows you to start small and expand over time. This is a big win in retrofit projects where budgets drive project scope, or where system installation cannot impact productivity. You can work in a single office or area – and expand over time. Changes are easy to accommodate since you don’t have to pull new wires or open up walls.
Because wireless control makes it easy to adjust system programming, and even move or add control locations without interrupting work flow or opening up walls, labor cost is lower than a wired system, and change is much easier to accommodate.
Functional and flexibility – simple solutions offer smart features
Wireless control is flexible and helps future-proof building projects. With today’s wireless solutions, contractors, facility managers, and building owners can use the same hardware and software that simplifies code compliance to deliver advanced system capability, facilitate better space utilization, and provide building occupants with personal control to enhance comfort and productivity, ultimately increasing building value.
Robust system software can be used for projects from small retrofits to new construction to reduce a building’s energy use and carbon footprint, proactively identify system abnormalities so they don’t become problems, and simplify scheduling and time-based events.
Whether you are a specifier, installer, owner, or facility manager, smart lighting control solutions can help control costs, increase value, differentiate your building, and simplify your life.
Suncrest Bank, Visalia, CA.
“The wireless installation saved time and increased flexibility. I was able to set up this job with just my smart phone.” View case study
Gino Celillo, Vice President of Don Celillo Electric