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Commercial Occupancy Sensor Lighting

Office buildings do not have the same level of occupancy that they once had. In fact, many offices have less than 50% occupancy daily. Even in a commercial setting where all employees come to work, not all parts of the building are in use at all times. Lighting is essential for safely navigating rooms and performing tasks, but the electricity bills can add up. Your building can save more with TriStar Electric’s commercial occupancy sensor lighting services.

Commercial Occupancy Sensor Lighting: Our Services

TriStar Electric can perform the circuiting, installation, and upgrading of commercial occupancy sensor lighting. All lighting must connect to the nearest panel through circuits that carry the appropriate voltage for the lighting fixture; at TriStar, our team can install the correct circuits and place them where most beneficial.

We also install occupancy sensor lighting and can upgrade your buildings’ older lighting fixtures with LED motion-detecting lights for the most savings possible. With this upgrade, building occupants can have adequate lighting where and when needed without wasting energy.

Commercial Occupancy Sensor Lighting: How It Works

Commercial occupancy sensor lighting is installed on the walls or ceilings and can have indoor or outdoor applications. Indoors, they can illuminate hallways, restrooms, stairwells, and specific rooms. Outdoors, they light up building perimeters, entrances, and parking lots. Other terms for these efficient lights include motion-detecting and motion-sensing lights.

Commercial occupancy sensors use PIR technology—pyroelectric (passive) infrared sensing. They detect infrared heat and send a signal to turn on the light through a transmitter. When a person walks into a room, the light will turn on and only turn off if it does not sense movement after a set time. For example, if the sensor does not register activity after fifteen minutes, it will turn off.

In outdoor applications, these lights might also use a photocell to activate lighting only at night. Known as dusk-to-dawn lighting, the lights only turn on as daylight fades to a set percentage. In motion-sensing applications, the lights only activate from dusk to dawn when movement is present.

Commercial Occupancy Sensor Lighting Benefits

  • Improve Safety: Outdoor motion-sensing lights allow visitors to navigate the premises safely.
  • Deter Crime: Commercial occupancy sensor lights will illuminate potential crimes before they happen. Once the light turns on, intrusion or vandalism is less likely to occur.
  • Save Energy: Pay for only the lighting you need rather than 24-hour usage.
  • Extend the Life of Your Lights: When your lights are turned on at only some hours of the day, they will last much longer. This is true even for LED lights, which can already last several years.

Improve Energy Efficiency with LED Sensor Lighting

Motion-detecting lights help save costs by only turning on when necessary, but LED motion-detecting lights take energy efficiency a step further. LEDs are long-lasting, produce bright, attractive light, and use significantly lower energy than traditional bulbs. All new commercial buildings are using LED lighting by default for these benefits. Even if your property uses occupancy-sensing lighting already, you can save even more with an upgrade to LEDs.

Contact TriStar Electric for Commercial Occupancy Sensor Lighting Services!

TriStar Electric’s professional electricians have decades of experience conducting multiple kinds of electrical projects for businesses and residences. Saving on the electrical bill is a welcome goal for any establishment and is possible with LED occupancy sensor lighting. Contact us for commercial occupancy sensor lighting services if your business is in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, or Prince George’s counties or Washington, D.C.

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