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Easy to use lighting controls save energy

EyeNut, an ingenious award-winning new monitoring and control technology for indoor lighting from Harvard Engineering, has been shown to reduce costs by around 40%

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Using lighting controls makes sound business sense. Lighting is currently the largest consumer of energy in a typical warehouse, representing 65% of costs with an additional 6% spent on office lighting. The opportunity for savings is immense.

EyeNut, an ingenious award-winning new monitoring and control technology for indoor lighting from Harvard Engineering, has been shown to reduce these costs by around 40% on top of additional savings from switching to energy efficient lights.

Managing lighting in a warehouse which employs several members of staff can be challenging. A report by the UKWA and Carbon Trust found evidence of a lack of knowledge about what can and can’t be switched off, and little understanding about the cost implications of leaving lights on. Poorly labelled switches were present in many buildings and staff members showed a lack of responsibility for switching lights off.

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The research also found that unoccupied areas were remaining lit, areas with roof lights and windows where daylight would be sufficient were still lit artificially, and exterior lights linked to time switches were out of sync with natural daylight, meaning huge amounts of energy are being unnecessarily wasted.

EyeNut takes on the responsibility of ensuring optimum lighting at all times to cut energy wastage and reduce carbon emissions. As a wireless technology, installation is simple and speedy for both new and retrofit lighting schemes. The system can implement a full range of energy saving strategies including sensors, dimming and scene setting to ensure that lights are off during down time and between shifts, and provide the correct light intensity for each area or task – whether it be the recommended 150 lux for loading bays and racking areas or 300 lux for packing and dispatch.

Lights can be simply added to the system using an RFID scanner or app on a tablet or smartphone and operated individually, in groups or zones. Clear mapping of lights over an imported image of the building gives managers a well-defined view of lamp status and energy consumption on an intuitive ‘dashboard’ or Graphic User Interface. Uniquely, managers will be able to control lights for multiple buildings or sites from one single hub.

EyeNut, fully designed, sourced and manufactured in the UK by one of the world leaders in lighting control solutions saves energy, reduces cost and gives unrivalled control. Call now to arrange a free on-site survey and find out how much your business could be saving.

Article source: http://warehousenews.co.uk/2014/05/easy-to-use-lighting-controls-save-energy/