Automation of Residential Lighting is Economic?

Updated: Nov 27, 2019

Residential Lighting Automation is one of the smart house items that offers many benefits to its users, combining economy, sustainability and aesthetics into wonderful projects to promote wellness. Why use switches to control the lighting of the house if the market today offers the great costs of intelligent lighting? Imagine never needing to get up from the sofa or bed to turn lights on or off, and create unique environments for every moment! Residential Lighting Automation offers this in addition to other advantages. However, many doubts arise regarding the cost-effectiveness of acquiring an intelligent lighting system: How much does it cost? Is it really economical? How economical? To assist with these issues, we will deal with automated lighting in the economic aspect.

The Cost Benefit of Residential Lighting Automation is Worth it?

Short answer: Yes. The investment made to achieve residential lighting automation has been rewarding in the long run due to better energy efficiency. In addition, intelligent solutions for residential lighting become increasingly viable, with automation costs reducing in the market due to the increasing demand for smart home projects - According to data estimated by the Brazilian Association of Residential Automation (Aureside ), the area has annual growth of 35%, with lighting lighting automation being the most prominent. As for the cost of the intelligent lighting system itself, it varies depending on the design, which is customized according to the customer and the environment and what level of integration you want.

How Much is it Possible to Save?

It is estimated that automated systems can reduce up to 30% of the value of electric bill. It is possible in an automation system to monitor the mapping of the property even remotely, which indicates what can be turned on or off, for example, which generates resource savings. The savings can be even greater depending on the level and type of automation, as well as user preferences.

Understanding Factors That Generate The Energy Economy

The automation is connected to presence sensors, natural light sensors, timers, dimmerization of lighting levels for the various types of activities, that is, the use of electric light only when, where and for the time necessary, there being no waste and saving energy. Dimerization alone is capable of having a major impact on energy savings, being the main intelligent resource against energy waste. The dimmer controls the intensity of light and through the lighting control system, you can increase the light intensity of environments that demand a stronger light, such as offices and places of study, or decrease the intensity when the environment is not in use or does not require large light source. Another factor that affects the economy is that as lighting automation uses well-planned equipment and more durable lights, the whole system has a much longer time to live. Unlike a common light bulb that can end up burning at any time, lighting automation increases the overall system life span.

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