The future of commercial lighting is dominated by LEDs. Unless someone invents an entirely new process of lighting soon, there will be no other type of light in the coming decades. That’s because LEDs consistently outperform every other form of lighting. They boast better light output, better color options, better optics, better energy efficiency, and better safety ratings. In fact, today, many of the innovations in lighting systems are about improving the stellar LEDs we already have, such as innovations in residential and commercial lighting sensors and controls. The following is a quick look at a few of the most popular types of sensors and lighting controls:

Popular Types of Commercial Lighting and Sensors

  • Passive infrared sensors. Passive infrared sensors operate by detecting the presence of heat energy within a given space. This is the same type of technology used in night vision equipment and advanced telescopes, but in this application, they are used to turn on connected lighting systems whenever they detects the presence of a body. Commercial passive infrared sensors are great for use in spaces like bathrooms, meeting rooms, and storage areas that are infrequently used.
  • Ultrasonic ceiling sensors. Ultrasonic ceiling sensors utilize advanced omnidirectional, ultrasonic technology in order to detect movement within a controlled area. This type of sensor is popular in constrained areas like hallways, elevators, and storage spaces as they feature adjustable time delays so that lights will automatically shut off once an area is vacated from 15 seconds to 15 minutes.
  • High bay occupancy sensors. While motion sensors like the aforementioned passive infrared and ultrasonic ceiling sensors are ideal solutions for office and similar commercial spaces, they aren’t ideal for areas with high ceilings. For large warehouses and greenhouses with ceilings higher than 20 feet, high bay sensors are the perfect addition. High bay occupancy sensors are specifically designed to detect motion at a larger distance. However, generally, the cone of detection is smaller and thus more sensors are typically needed per square footage in a high bay warehouse compared to a commercial office of the same square footage. That said, high bay occupancy sensors integrated with an LED lighting system will save operators significantly both in electricity and productivity as lights will only be turned on when pickers enter an area to select items and that light will be then turned off once exited. This eliminates the need for pickers to search and handle switches.
  • Photo and daylight harvesting sensors. This is a must for greenhouses and certain outdoor gardening spaces as these types of sensors are utilized with grow lights to supplement natural sunlight. Photo and daylight harvesting sensors turn on in the pre-dawn and post-dusk hours to extend the plants’ growing hours.

Learn More About Commercial Lighting and Sensor Solutions at Titan LED Lighting Solutions

Every commercial space is different and has different needs for their employees, products, and working operations. At Titan LED Lighting Solutions, we specialize in working with a variety of clients and finding each of them the perfect solution for their needs. Contact us today to get started.


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