LED Lighting: Illuminating Cost Savings Opportunities

As the push for sustainability in all aspects of building increases, being familiar with the options available on a project will give contractors an advantage. Often this includes incorporating building automation systems into projects—and there is a lot to keep in mind.

Consider this example: Eaton Ephesus lighting and controls system has been installed at the United Center in Chicago. The light-emitting diode (LED) system enhances the viewing experience. However, here’s where it gets really interesting: it also reduces energy use by as much as 75 percent.

This type of technology could become more common on construction projects, as owners are looking for ways to increase energy efficiency.

In this case, the innovative control system provides dimming capabilities from zero to 100 percent, color temperature tuning to deliver different lighting for various events, and advanced control capabilities within each fixture.

The new system additionally provides optimal lighting that illuminates more uniformly on the playing surface. The system is easy to install, requires little to no maintenance for years, and offers low total operating costs.

This type of system will continue to gain in popularity, as more and more projects emerge. Renovating existing parks, arenas, and spaces will continue, as will the need to provide sustainability and energy efficiency increases.

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