Timeclock Lighting Controls Design

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Timeclock lighting control requires utmost accuracy, and NYE has the right skills to come up with the most accurate timeclock lighting control design.

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For you to enjoy more practical perks, we ensure that the model we create will pave the way to a highly energy-efficient design that you need.

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Timeclock Lighting Controls

 
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Back in the days, lighting controls were mainly used for creating moods. However, with various innovations and technological advancements nowadays, they can also be used as a part of an energy-efficient lighting system integrating both electric and daylight sources for a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment within a building.

 

In order to help you achieve that, we at New York Engineers provide lighting designing services such as timeclock lighting controls. Timeclock lighting controls allow you to set a particular type of lighting during specific times of the day, such as when waking up early in the morning for a cup of coffee or when going to bed at night.

 

With well-designed timeclock lighting controls, you’ll be able to program, set, and adjust your lighting in accordance with your preferred operation times. You can even dim a specific area based on your set schedule. Once all set, lighting will automatically operate based on the times you scheduled.

 

Our timeclock lighting control designs aren’t just made for use in commercial buildings. In fact, we also have designs for residential applications.

 

Timeclock Lighting Vs. Other Lighting Control Types

 

Before you even consider our timeclock lighting controls design service, you might want to take a look at the other types of lighting control so you can assess the type of lighting you need for your property.

  • Occupancy control

An occupancy lighting control turns the lighting on/off depending on the detected occupancy with a certain room. It mainly uses occupancy sensors (dual technology, infrared, and ultrasonic) which has three main functions:

  • Turn lights off within a set time once the space is vacated
  • Turn lights on when a space is occupied
  • Keep the lights on while the room is occupied

Depending on the design, some systems may even have settings which let you choose between the functions above (either go for manual or automatic). Take note, however, that the characteristics of the sensor may vary from one manufacturer to another. We’ll also place an emphasis on it during the designing period to help you carefully evaluate the options available.

Alternatively, you can use occupancy controls alongside daylight or dimming controls in order to prevent the lights from automatically turning off if the space is vacant or turn them off when there is plenty of daylight while the room is occupied.

This type of control combination can be applied to large spaces that contain several different zones, like an open office area for example. In such a situation, lights in certain areas can be dimmed to a set level when the space is unoccupied while the other areas remained illuminated.

  • Daylight harvesting

Compared to timeclock lighting controls, daylight harvesting allows for manual or automatic adjustments depending on how much natural light is inside a space. With this, it’s possible to maintain total illumination throughout the space.

Various means of harvesting daylight include the use of simple on/off switches, continuous dimming, or multilevel zone dimming.

  • Standard switches

This type of lighting control is used for turning groups of lights on/off at once. There are various creative design options that can be applied to this type of control as long as the circuiting has been designed properly. For example, it’s possible to switch several lamps in a fixture together, or even turn off lighting near the windows when there’s enough daylight.

  • Task tuning

In a task tuning control, maximum light levels are “tuned” for a specific task in a specific room. This allows you the prevent overlighting and even prolong the lifespan of the lighting system.

  • Personal control

If you’re in for a more personalized lighting control, this type could be more preferable than timeclock controls. This allows you to have full control over the lighting system to suit your needs and preferences.

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Why Consider Timeclock Controls

 

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Timeclock lighting controls allow you to reduce your electrical monthly consumption as the operation is fully automatic once programmed based on your preferred schedules. There are basically two major types of time clocks which are as follows:

  • Electronic – electronic timeclock controls are a bit more complicated to use, mainly due to the number of electronic timeclock brands on the market. Since each of them will have their own manuals, it’d be ideal to look for that specific brand via the internet. Electronic timeclocks have the astronomical feature which automatically adjusts the time switch in accordance with the time changes.
  • Mechanical – a more “traditional” approach for lighting control, a mechanical timeclock features a large dial displaying the days and times. In order to set the time based on your preferred schedule, you simply have to pull the dial outwards then align the time on the dial with the arrow. After that, simply align the “On” and “Off” tab to your desired time then wait for the lights to automatically turn on and off throughout the day.

One of the main reasons why you might want to consider timeclock lighting controls is that they allow you to set various lighting levels for different times throughout the day. They can be quite flexible and multi-functional, and there are even internal batteries which can retain the memory settings you’ve set in the event of power outages.

 

Why Consider Our Timeclock Lighting Control Design?

 

With our timeclock lighting control design service, you can expect the following:

  • Better and more efficient space lighting
  • Easy-to-use controls for hassle-free scheduling
  • Enhanced comfort due to better lighting
  • Automatic lighting based on the predetermined schedules

During the designing process, we make sure to comply with the following relevant codes and regulations when it comes to lighting design:

  • ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
  • International Energy Conversation Code
  • International Building Code

Despite the variations with each lighting code, they establish minimum lighting control strategies, lighting-power density metrics, and emergency light levels as their major requirements. Our designers and engineers will make sure to determine the proper version of the code which applies to your project.

 

This will be based on when your project’s design will start as well as the local building standards and regulations in your area. For example, if your property is in Chicago, we’ll have to comply with lighting codes relevant to the city and make sure to stay updated on the lighting requirements implemented.

 

Another major factor we take into account during the lighting control design process is sustainability. As designers, we will do our best to comply with the requirements set by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines. Compared to other building codes, however, LEED provisions are voluntary.

 

In spite of that, we always strive to incorporate more sustainable strategies into your timeclock lighting control design in order to achieve more credits to receive a higher certification level. Strategies involving control design, lighting quality, and LPD all contribute to a project’s LEED scorecard which will help you achieve either a basic, Silver, Gold, or Platinum LEED certification.

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why choose new york engineers?

 

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At New York Engineers, you can expect only high-quality designs for your timeclock lighting controls. Our long years of experience in the MEP industry allows us to provide designs that aren’t just detailed and comprehensive but are also cost-efficient, scalable, and have cost-reduction capabilities. By providing the best of our services, we’re able to create a solid reputation within major cities like New York and Chicago, as well as in other areas throughout the US.

By working with us, you can expect the following:

  • Convenience

The most obvious thing you can expect from our designs is convenience, as what a timeclock lighting control system is supposed to provide. However, we take it up a notch by striving to provide you with the ultimate lighting control experience.

 

With our timeclock lighting control designs, you can conveniently set the lighting times based on your preferred schedule. The controls are fairly easy to use and intuitive so you don’t have to get lost trying to figure out how to set your lighting times. You even have the option to set your lighting to turn on during the sunset and turn off during midnight.

 

Our designs at New York Engineers also incorporate a handful of convenient product features. For example, we incorporate portable tabletop keypads so you can adjust the lighting regardless of where you are within your building. Additionally, there’s also the keypad backlighting which allows you to read the buttons with ease even during the dark.

  • Energy-saving

Our lighting control designs are made to be energy-efficient. Therefore, you can expect to enjoy hundreds of savings on your utility bills every month. Most homeowners tend to turn their lights on throughout their house once it gets dark outside then turn them off as soon as they go to sleep.

 

Unfortunately, in large buildings, most lights might be left unnecessarily on for several hours. This can prove to be a disaster as it could often lead to your energy bills piling up unexpectedly. This can be resolved by implementing energy-saving strategies that automatically turn off lighting when not necessary.

  • Safety and security

The ability to integrate safety and security measures to your lighting system is important. As soon as an alarm is tripped, your lighting system should be able to react accordingly. Our timeclock lighting control designs are integrated with a feature that forces the interior lights to reach full brightness and the exterior lights to flash in case of an intrusion. This feature will make it easier for authorities to identify which property is in trouble.

  • Full control

One of the key features of our designs is that they provide you with full lighting control. You have the option to set the schedule of the lighting to fit your requirements and specifications. You can choose whether to turn on a light when waking up early in the morning or turn it on later.

Basically, all you need to do is set the schedule for the lighting, and the controls will do the rest. We designed our timeclock lighting control designs in a way that you don’t have to experience a hard time configuring it to suit your exact needs.

  • Elegance

Lastly, you can expect elegance via our modernistic approach to our designs. You can expect several unique control styles that will go accordingly with your lifestyle and décor choices.

 

Why Choose Us?

You’ve already known what you can expect from us and our designs. If those are not enough to convince you, then we’ve outlined the reasons why you should choose us over other MEP design service providers out there:

  • We have been in the MEP industry for years. Our cumulative years of experience allowed us to build solid relationships with clients from various industries including retail, healthcare, customer relationship, healthcare, and more.
  • Our designs are widely regarded by our clients as among the best in the market. We always make sure that our works are fully polished before we hand over the final design to our clients. This way, you can only expect designs that are error-free and flawless.
  • We use the latest tools and technologies to achieve quality designs such as Revit and AutoCAD. With the right tools and the skills of our engineers and designers, we can come up with realistic designs that are tailored to the specifications of your building.
  • We’ll work hand-in-hand with you throughout the design process. We make sure to ask for your valuable feedback and additional input. This way, we’ll be able to solve any potential issues and deploy any changes minor or major before the final design is completed.
  • We will run your design on a 3D simulation environment to give you a preview of how it will look like once installed in your building.
  • You can enjoy quality yet affordable pricing. At New York Engineers, we make sure to provide you with designs that are tailored to your budget.

 

Avail of our timeclock lighting control design services now! Get in touch with us through our hotline or send us an email via the Contact form.

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