Types of LED Lighting Control


LED lighting controls are a means by which business can reduce their energy consumptions and costs, by adapting to the environment and turning off or dimming unnecessary lights. There are several different forms of LED Lighting control which offer greater levels of control, appropriateness and effectiveness. Depending on your requirements and consumption reduction target, the sort of control needed will differ, but we’ve put together an extensive guide.

Light Switch

The simplest way to control LED lighting installations is with a light switch, but few people remember to turn them off when leaving a room, meaning they can be more costly than cost effective. Provided they are off when not in use, they can reduce consumption and costs.


These LED lighting installation controls simply turn lights on and off on a timer, which can be set by the business owner, helping to reduce consumption outside of office hours and ensuring that the business is lit only when necessary.

Occupancy Detectors

Occupancy detectors are split between presence detectors and absence detectors. Presence detectors turn light on automatically when someone enters an area and turn off when someone leaves. Absence detectors are turned manually on but turn off once absence is detected.

Daylight & Dimming Sensors

Daylight detectors work by dimming led lighting in areas of a room where adequate daylight is detected, offsetting the amount of electricity needed to light a space and reducing consumption.

Types of Sensor

Many of the aforementioned lighting control measures require sensors to carry out their purpose, and different types of sensor can be employed. Passive Infrared (PIR) Detectors, detect heat sources such as a person or animal, whereas Microwave Detectors omit high frequency signals which are sensitive to movement.

Our LED lighting installations can effectively reduce businesses energy consumption with the use of lighting controls. Our comprehensive electrical service includes an initial consultation, detailed assessments, area, scope and specification information, thorough design and costing before installation, commissioning and ongoing support.

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