Lutron Lighting Controls Save Money

Here’s a little-known energy saving fact. Lighting controls save money two ways – 1) by putting less electricity through a bulb you extend the life of the bulb dramatically; and 2) using less electricity saves on your electric bill. Remember, a standard light switch only saves electricity in the “off” position. Lutron dimmers and controls save energy 24-7. See the chart below for energy savings per bulb!

Another misconception is that lighting control systems are complex – requiring major home renovations. But wireless technology has come to the rescue, making lighting controls far less expensive. Lutron’s Maestro Wireless technology offers impressive lighting control functionality and convenience that will fit almost any commercial or residential application. And the Pico™ Wireless control and Radio Powr Savr™ sensors give the system even greater flexibility, plus the added benefit of improved energy savings. The system is incredibly easy to install and operate, allowing you to control lighting levels with any combination of up to 10 dimmers, switches, sensors and wireless controls — all with the touch of a single button.

Looking for a total solution for your home? RadioRA 2 is a wireless Total Home Control system. This system controls all the lights in your home at the touch of a button and is programmable remotely using a smart phone or an ipad. This energy-saving system gives you the ability to adjust the amount of daylight and electric light (using light controls and automated shades) as well as temperature in a single room or throughout your whole home. The system is compatible with audio and home entertainment control systems and even turns off standby power to small appliances when they’re not in use.

Did You Know?
1. We need energy – and lots of it – to light our homes, schools, offices, hospitals, hotels, and restaurants. Lighting consists of nearly 25% of the United States electricity budget, which is approximately $37 billion annually.

2. Lutron estimates that by installing just two dimmers in place of two standard light switches in every home in the US, the potential annual savings could be $1.5 billion in electricity and close to 25 billion pounds of CO2—the equivalent to taking more than 1 million cars off the road.

3. Each year, Lutron estimates its dimmers save a total of 9.2 billion kWh. That is the equivalent output of one large coal or nuclear-powered power plant, or about $1 billion in energy costs. “Dimming your lights even 20% saves nearly 20% in energy,” says Dr. Ian Rowbottom, principal application engineer at Lutron. “Dimming them more, saves even more.”

4. Radio Powr Savr™ is a battery-powered, ceiling mount sensor that saves energy by dimming or turning off electric lighting when sufficient daylight is available. The sensor detects light in the space and then wirelessly transmits the appropriate commands to the compatible dimming and switching devices via Lutron Clear Connect™ Radio Frequency (RF) technology; those controls then adjust the lights to take advantage of daylight.

Lutron’s new C•L™ Dimmers for dimmable CFL and LED bulbs have HED™ Technology which allows dimming of CFL and LED bulbs.