Centralised lighting controls and design is the ability to centrally regulate the level and quality of light in a given space for specific tasks or situations. Controlling light properly not only enhances the experience, it helps to save energy and money by using light when and where it is needed most.

By using centralised lighting controls and design, you can save energy and improve your working environment and quality of life at home and at work. This directly translates into substantial savings.

There are several benefits of centralised lighting controls and design. These are:

Lighting control and design enhances comfort and can improve productivity. You can use centralised lighting controls and design to provide a comfortable and productive visual environment. This leads to increases in productivity. Better lighting not only reduces the energy consumption in a room, thereby leading to substantial savings, but it can also improve the quality of work from its occupants.

Installing dimmers saves energy. Using dimmers on a regular basis results in a savings of about 4 to 9% in electricity, even at the highest lighting levels. This is as compared to a standard on-off switch. Using centralised lighting controls and design by using dimmers to dim your lights, results in an even greater savings of electricity. The more you dim, the more you save. While a standard light switch only saves electricity in the “off” position, dimmers and controls save energy for 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Lutron Maestro IR Dimmer
Lutron Maestro IR Dimmer


All light sources use less energy when they are dimmed. These include incandescent lights, halogen lights, CFLs, and LED bulbs. For example, by using centralised lighting controls and design through dimming, a halogen light source that is dimmed 35%, reduces energy use by 28%. Dimming an incandescent or halogen light will reduce energy use by about 20%. This results in substantial savings.

Dimmers enrich the quality of your living and working environments. Centralised lighting controls and design through dimmers and other lighting controls lets individuals adjust light levels for specific entertainment options, for enhancing ambience, setting a mood and taking advantage of daylight to reduce energy use. This again results in substantial savings.

You can also use shading systems as part of your centralised lighting control and design initiative. These shading systems are also energy efficient. They save energy by harvesting daylight and reducing the load on HVAC systems, making any project more eco-friendly and cost-effective. You can also make shading systems from eco-friendly materials.

You can use centralised lighting controls and design to reduce energy costs and usage, thereby substantially saving money. This results from using automated systems like daylight and occupancy sensors. These can turn on light according to changes in light, or the time of day. This takes place without any input from the user.

So, now you know how centralised lighting controls and design can provide several cost benefits to you. And what’s more, it also results in greening the environment. So, do use these tips to install centralised lighting controls and design in your home and work environments. Happy saving!

For more information on how to enable savings through centralised lighting controls and design for your home and business, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at contact@actis.co.in.

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AV Solutions, Audio Visual Consultants at Actis Technologies India