What is Lighting Modernization
Lighting modernization consists of replacing parts and components in existing lighting fixtures and/or replacing the existing lighting fixtures with new and energy efficient fixtures.Lighting modernization may also include replacing or adding lighting switches, dimmers, control modules, sensors, time clocks, lighting control panel, or other components of a lighting control system.
A well-engineered lighting modernization project will be very beneficial, for both the facility owner and the end users.
The key benefits of a lighting modernization in any non-residential facility, such as commercial buildings and sites, are:
- Saving energy and reduced energy bills
- Significantly reducing the maintenance cost
- Improving lighting levels, distribution, color rendering, and color temperature
The benefits do not end there. There are many other benefits that organizations need to consider:
- Enhancing safety throughout buildings and sites
- Increasing productivity and human performance
- Positively effecting health and well-being of staff and citizens
- Increasing controllability for users and facility managers
- Becoming environmentally friendly
- Having a system with long service life
Maximize your Energy Saving with High Efficacy LEDs and Controls
Light-emitting-diode (LED) lighting has advanced to the point where it is the best option for almost every lighting application. Over the last 15+ years, the efficacies of LED packages have improved from around 25 lm/W (lumens per watt) to over 200 lm/W. Simultaneously, the costs of LED packages have decreased to the point where LED lighting products can be competitive with conventional lighting products on a first cost basis, while offering significantly lower cost of ownership during its life cycle (the initial cost plus the cost of electricity and maintenance).Increasing efficacy and decreasing cost have allowed luminaire manufacturers to provide improved color performance, optical distribution, form factor, and advanced control of the LED lighting products.
On the other hand, lighting control systems can provide facilities with additional energy saving by applicating lighting control strategies, such as dimming, occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, top trimming, time scheduling, and demand response.Lighting control systems can be as simple as an occupancy sensor that automatically turns off one or more lighting fixtures through a stand-alone relay to a fully addressable and networked lighting control system.
Our in-depth knowledge of lighting engineering, LED light source and LED driver technologies, and lighting control systems, combined with our large list of manufacturers relationships allows us to maximize your energy saving and to custom design your lighting modernization project to meet your goals and criteria.
Go Beyond the Lighting with Internet of Things (IoT) Technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of connected devices that collects data, interacts with each other, with the environment, with humans, and are communicating over a network.These smart and connected devices generate data that can be aggregated and analyzed by IoT applications to deliver insight, which helps businesses to drive more informed decisions and actions. Countless innovators provide software and hardware for everything from smart retail, smart supply chains, and smart manufacturing along with smart buildings and smart cities.The IoT will be a critical part of all business strategies going forward.
The lighting system is the best infrastructure for IoT technology in any facility.
All buildings and sites contain lighting fixtures and all light fixtures are connected to power; therefore, any existing or new facility can be fitted with IoT sensors and IoT based-networked lighting control systems. An IoT lighting system, not only provides a networked and granular lighting control system but can be used for countless of other IoT applications inside the buildings and throughout the sites.
LED lighting systems deployed with a true lighting based IoT platform can provide your facility with granular lighting control, maximum energy savings, and a future proof infrastructure with endless applications.
The significant advances in fixture efficacy and the additional savings from the controllability of LED lighting has now made it possible that an advanced lighting based IoT platform can be paid for from the energy savings alone.
A lighting modernization in existing facilities can be engineered with a lighting based IoT system to:
- Maximize energy savings
- Provide your business a cutting-edge technology platform with endless IoT applications
- Future proof your facility for broader industry digital transformation
Reduce Reduce your operating cost through lighting modernization
Lighting can amount to more than 40 percent of your business’s energy usage. Switching to energy-efficient lighting can yield significant long-term savings. Regardless of the type of business or size, we offer turn-key flexible solutions to help you affordably modernize your lighting.
SPEC’s Competitive Advantages
At SPEC, we don’t just sell lights, we craft intelligent and quality solutions for our customer’s lighting needs.
SPEC provides end-to-end engineered solutions for any type of lighting project. SPEC’s clients hire us for our expertise in lighting. We act as an advisor and will consultant with you to ensure you realize the optimal outcome.
With decades of engineering expertise, we will evaluate all aspects and needs of your facilities and business, as related to the lighting and IoT technology and will design and implement lighting solutions, from simple retrofits and controls to a fully scalable Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The IoT platform collects high value data in real time, allowing you to solve business problems with the power of information