Lighting and Shade Control

Most buildings today are over-lit because light levels are set higher than appropriate for the space, or spaces are lit even when they are unoccupied. This wastes energy, creates discomfort, and reduces productivity. Make your building work harder for you by adding intelligent, energy-efficient light and shade control. Essential Communications provides flexible, scalable systems that can fully integrate lighting, shading, and sensors for maximum energy savings. These solutions can be easily designed, installed and reconfigured to meet the changing needs of your building.

Our solutions incorporate an integral timeclock feature that enables the scheduling of lights and shades. This enhances energy savings and the safety and security of employees. Whether it’s creating a safe pathway of light for employees exiting a building or automatically lowering shades during peak daylight periods, our scheduling solutions are a smart decision for any building owner.

You can also improve maintenance and simplify operations by monitoring energy consumption and identifying problems before they become an issue. The reporting and trending feature allows users to monitor system activity, lighting energy usage, fluorescent lamp failures, and more to maximize potential savings. Lighting generates heat, and cooling systems must compensate for this heat gain. By dimming the lights you can reduce the load on the cooling systems and realize both lighting and HVAC energy savings. Our Solar Shading can automatically adjust window shades based on the sun’s position throughout the day, leading to 10-30% reduction in solar heat gain.