How Do Motion Sensors Save Me on Energy Costs?

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While not a big hindrance, having to flip the switch while you’re walking in and out of a room can be cumbersome. Especially so when there aren’t a lot of workers with you. It’s still a waste leaving the lights on though so what do you do? How about activating them by walking?

By installing your commercial lights with motion sensors, they will stay on for as long as you or your employees are active. Motion sensors are ideal for rooms where you often have your hands full entering them, such as the kitchen or laundry room. Lights that stay on only with activity ensures no energy is wasted. This leads to reduced energy costs. But how do they work to save you money on your electricity bills?

About Our Motion Sensors

Install your high bays no higher than 49 feet for full motion sensor functionality. With an IP65 water-resistant rating, you won’t have to worry about humidity-related malfunctions. Each LED high bay will have a 26 feet long detection area and will pick up movement in a 360° sensing pattern when fixture-mounted (150° when wall-mounted).

Make sure you purchase the correct motion sensor; they come in two different models for our linear or UFO style fixtures.

How it Works

Our motion sensors emit microwave pulses. This type of active sensor shoots out energy pulses to measure the time it takes for the pulses to bounce back when they hit objects in its room. It detects minor movements and circumvents objects, making our motion sensor the ideal solution for security. However, it’s also susceptible to false alarms. To mitigate this, make sure you correctly calibrate the motion sensor when you install them.

3-Step Dimming

Our linear and UFO high bay lights can automatically dim since they are equipped with 0-10V dimmable LED drivers. When there is enough lighting from other sources, the motion sensor will not activate your LED high bays.

Activity will switch the fixtures on when it gets dark. The sensor will dim the LED high bays when other sources of movement are not detected after the hold time. With no movement detected, the motion sensor will turn your lamps off.

Do these motion sensors sound like something you can use? Order now or give us a call if you have any questions. Don’t forget to follow us on follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn for tips and updates! Check back next week when we show you how to light up a basketball court.


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