Lighting accounts for the second highest energy consumption in a home. If you are not effectively managing your lighting, you are wasting energy, as well as money. With lighting control systems from IntraWorks, you can save energy by turning lights on or off, as well as controlling motorized shades and skylights based on ambient light conditions, time of day, and occupancy.
IntraWorks designs, installs, and services Lighting Control and Management Systems for custom homes, second homes, remote homes, residential structures and communities.
Lighting control systems turn lights on and off or dim them based on time, occupancy, events, alarms or manual override. The lighting system software and computer control light switches or circuit breakers either by a control wire, wireless, or by multiplexing the signal through the electrical system of the home. Often times, the lighting control system will also control window shades and active skylights as part of a total lighting solution.
Some newer systems utilize wifi signals or a wifi network to communicate between computer and the light switches.
LED integration with natural light
Many homes and residential environments are utilizing active or passive skylights to harvest natural light during daylight hours. Some newer systems measure the total light in each room and constantly adjust the artificial light to maintain the desired lighting based on the level of effective natural light in each room.
Many home automation systems, and advanced intrusion alarm systems will control lights directly or they will integrate with standalone lighting control systems via relay connection or software integration. Most typically, intrusion alarm systems trigger the lights to detour burglars. Another typical integration consists of allowing the home automation system to trigger lights based on occupancy of the home. Emergency lights do not integrate to other systems. They simply turn on when the AC voltage is dropped.
IntraWorks is one of the most experienced lighting control companies in the region. We are proud to represent Lutron, Control 4, Schneider Electric, DMP, Bosch, Honeywell. Each of these brands have advantages and disadvantages based on the application and the facility structure. IntraWorks does not represent all the above brands in all areas.
Testing & Maintenance
Lighting systems are typically not tested since a malfunction is immediately apparent. Emergency lights must be tested annually by law.