Residential lighting accounts for a major portion of the energy used in American homes. Critical for the safety and convenience of our lifestyles, lighting is a necessity that can’t be eliminated from a household budget. In many cases, however, lighting can also be a source of energy loss. Leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms or outdoor areas can waste significant amounts of electricity and make monthly utility bills higher than necessary. Motion sensor lighting is an easy solution to this type of energy waste.Traditional Bathroom by Dallas Home Builders Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
How Do Motion Sensors Work?
Motion sensors are designed to detect and react to movement. They do this by sensing and measuring the amount of infrared energy, or heat, given off by individuals moving within the range of the sensor. When the device detects a sudden change in the amount of infrared energy within the range of the sensor, such as the energy given off when a person walks by, it reacts and turns on lights. The lights turn off within a few seconds. As long as someone is moving within the range of the sensor, the lights will stay on.
In a residential setting, motion sensor lighting is used to ensure that lights aren’t left on in rooms, entryways or outdoor areas when no one’s in them. Motion sensor lighting can also ensure that children or forgetful adults don’t neglect to turn off lights when they leave a room. Using motion sensors helps improve residential energy efficiency by ensuring lights aren’t burning when they aren’t needed.
Sage Builders LLC is known throughout Boston and the surrounding New England region for expert residential design, construction and renovation services. Contact us today for more information on energy conservation and how motion sensor lighting can help you save energy and trim your monthly electricity expenses.