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  1. 1. Manufacturer & Equipment Report<br />Submitted by: Brooke Thompson<br />
  2. 2. Lutron History, Mission & Contact Info<br />Company Mission: Save Energy, Enhance Comfort & Convenience, Increase Productivity, Improve Safety & Security<br />Lutron began with only 2 products, and now provides over 15,000 products toglobal customers.<br />Residential Experience Centers: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, New York, Washington, D.C.<br />Customer Service: 1.888.LUTRON1 (8 am - 8 pm EST)<br /><br />
  3. 3. Top 10 Energy Benefits of Light Control<br />1. Light Control Increases Comfort and Improves Productivity.<br />2. All Lutron Dimmers Save Energy. <br />3. All Light Sources Use Less Energy When Dimmed.<br />4. Dimming Saves Energy and the Environment While Enriching Your Life.<br />5. Lutron Solutions Contribute to 37 out of 110 Possible Points in the LEED® 2009 NC Rating System.<br />6. Using Dimmers Saves Money.<br />7. Shading Solutions are also Energy Efficient.<br /> 8. If Every US Homeowner Changed 2 Light Switches to a Dimmer…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.<br />9. Lutron Systems can Automatically Save Money and Energy. Automated systems like daylight and occupancy sensors and the HomeWorks® astronomic timeclock can turn on lights according to changes in light or the time of day. Without any input from the user, Lutron systems can reduce energy costs and usage.<br />10. All Lutron Dimmers Extend Bulb Life. Incandescent and halogen bulbs last up to 20 times longer when used with a dimmer, increasing the money saved.<br />
  4. 4. Ways to save energy with Lutron<br />Dimmers<br />Occupancy sensors<br />Whole home light control systems<br />Window solutions that manage daylight and help control heating and cooling costs.<br />Replace a single light switch with any Lutrondimmer and potentially save $30 a year<br />Lutron's line of eco-dim® solutions automatically reduces your energy by 15% or more.<br />Combine dimmers, timers, sensors, and window shades to maximize your energy efficiency.<br />
  5. 5. HomeWorks QS<br />HomeWorksQS, designed for exclusive homes, integrates the control of all your light, interior and exterior, electric light and daylight. Also integrates with other manufacturers for audio-visual and HVAC control for broader control of your home environment.<br />Whole Home Lighting Control System<br />
  6. 6. Benefits of HomeWorks QS<br />Convenience: Create “scenes” with HomeWorks QS — preset light and shade levels that you can recall at the touch of a button. For example, press the “Entertain” button on the keypad in your foyer and lights and shades will adjust throughout your home to create just the right light.<br />Security: HomeWorksQS integrates with home security systems. In the event of an alarm, interior lights turn on, illuminating a safe exit, while exterior lights flash to attract attention. HomeWorks QS also makes a home safer by automatically turning landscape and security lighting on and off each night.<br /><ul><li>Integration: HomeWorks QS easily integrates with 3rd party manufacturers. Control lights, shades, audio-visual equipment, and temperature controls from a single keypad.</li></ul>Rest Assured: Before you retire for the night, lower your shades, turn all the house lights off and set back temperature from the comfort of your bed with the “Goodnight” button. Not only can you control the lights that surround you, but also the lights halfway across your home—so you can rest assured no lights are left on, wasting energy.<br />
  7. 7. HomeWorks QS Hybrid seeTouch Keypad<br />Replaces an existing switch for easy retrofit<br />Backlit buttons<br />Personalized engraving<br />Functions as a HomeWorks QS digital fade dimmer and a system keypad <br />Buttons have LEDs that provide real-time status<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li> Main Units Remote Controls Temp Controls & Keypads
  9. 9. Sensors  Window Treatments Dimmers& Switches</li></ul>Processors Ballasts & Drivers Control Interfaces<br />PowerInterfaces & Power Panels <br />LutronHomeWorks QS Lighting Control System<br />
  10. 10. New Features<br />Saves energy by tuning of lights where they are frequently left on such as the bathroom or laundry room.<br />Simple, intuitive control of lights, shades, HVAC & audio/video from one location. Energy page allows setback of energy use.<br />Dynamic Keypad<br />Radio PowrSavr™ <br />occupancy/vacancy sensor<br />
  11. 11. Lifestyle Features<br />“Winter warm” opens the shades, taking advantage of sunlight warming a southern façade. “Summer cool” does the opposite by lowering shades and blocking solar heat gain, thereby reducing your cooling costs. In addition, Lutron shading fabrics are made from sustainable materials.<br />Simple and convenient controls make tasks easier. From easy-to-use lamp dimmers to IR control of lights and ceiling fans, Lutron controls enhance your living space.<br />Ageing in Place<br />Shading & Energy Savings<br />
  12. 12. Proper Use & Installation<br />Lighting Specifier, Architect, Interior Designer & Electrician collaboration<br />Predetermined great Room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Laundry, Bathroom “scenes.”<br />
  13. 13. Which Light Bulb is Right for Me?<br />General Rules<br />Use a halogen bulb with a dimmer where:<br />Light quality is important<br />You want energy savings with ambiance<br />You want to control the light with dimmers, timers, or sensors<br />Use a CFL bulb, possibly with a dimmer, where:<br />Light quality isn't important<br />There is no risk of children or animals breaking the bulb<br />You want maximum light with minimum energy consumption<br />You don't need sensors or timers<br />Incadescent Bulbs: providerich and warm light quality, excellent color rendering,&controllability, but are the least efficient.<br />Screw-in CFL Bulbs: energyefficient and have the longest life of all light bulbs. However, they provide less pleasing light, start up slowly, may flicker, and are not disposable because of their mercury content. Most dim poorly.<br />Halogen Bulbs: an efficient variety of incandescent lighting, are up to 30% more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. When dimmed by 30%, they offer many benefits of CFL and standard incandescent lights without the drawbacks.<br />
  15. 15. Summary<br />Lighting control systems are a fantastic option to save energy and increase control over the electrical components of a home. These systems are a smart option for residential and commercial applications. Aging in Place is a prime consideration for the application of a lighting control system.<br />Lutron offers a wide array of products beyond HomeWorks QS that are more affordable and can be integrated into existing construction via RadioRa or utilizing traditional electrical installations. <br />HomeWorks QS is specifically designed for exclusive residential projects with high volume lighting loads. Lighting “scenes” are determined by a lighting designer to increase efficiency and promote ambience in large homes utilizing cutting edge technology.<br />Dimming keypads are the simplest way to control light levels and conserve energy consumption while increasing lamp life. Lutron offers retrofit dimmers for installation in existing switch panels when a lighting control system is not an option. When halogen bulbs are dimmed by 30%, they offer many benefits of CFL and standard incandescent lights without the drawbacks.<br />Third party integration via Savant and portable devices yield an unprecedented level of control for the modern luxury homeowner. Especially, when paired with a homes HVAC, Security and AV/Video components.<br />
  16. 16. Bibliography<br />Benva, James and Mark Karlen. Lighting Design Basics. Hoboken: John Wiley, 2004.<br />Grosslight, Jane. Light, Light, Light: effective use of daylight and electric lighting in residential and commercial spaces. Tallahassee: Durwood Publishers, 1998.<br />International Dark-Sky Association 2011. < ><br />“Lighting.” American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. June 2010. <><br />Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. 2011 < Pages/Default.aspx>. <br />Savant Systems, LLC. 2011 < ><br />
  17. 17. Test Questions<br />True/False<br />When halogen bulbs are dimmed by 30%, they offer many benefits of CFL and standard incandescent lights without the drawbacks.True, halogen bulbs are 30% more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs and when dimmed, lamp life increases exponentially.<br />Dimming keypads are the simplest way to control light levels and conserve energy consumption while increasing lamp life.True,dimming keypads offer pre-determined lighting scenes, making dimming effortless. Also, Lutronoffers retrofit dimmers for installation in existing switch panels when a lighting control system is not an option.<br />Multiple Choice<br />Benefits of a home lighting control system include:<br />Setting specified “scenes” controlled with the touch of a button on a single keypad.<br />Increased security capabilities<br />Energy Savings<br />Sleep peacefully knowing you have control of your homes energy and security at your fingertips, either at home or away.<br />All of the Above.<br />