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Go Beyond Earth Hour - Lutron Teaches Energy-Saving Tips

A day in a year to switch off lights for an hour has really encouraged every citizen of the country to do something positive for the environment. This year on 31st March at 8:30 PM, millions of people all over the world will do so to raise awareness and inspire individual action towards a better environment.

The first-ever Earth Hour was initiated in Sydney in 2007. Every year, Earth Hour wishes to set new standards and break its own records of mass participation. This year, the campaign aims to inspire citizens to take action for cities by switching off lights to make their city the Earth Hour Champion. Also, the campaign has already seen thousands of people accept challenges for the ‘I Will If You Will’ campaign, which asks people to make a personal dare at (www.youtube.com/earthhour) in order to inspire friends, family, businesses and colleagues to adopt sustainable practices beyond the hour.

After switching off your lights on 31 March, have you ever thought of dimming for the rest of 364 days to save energy? Though energy saving has become a global concern with consumers, corporations and government to save planet, lighting in case of energy efficiency is often overlooked by both developed and developing countries.

Ways to Save Energy beyond Earth Hour with Lutron’s tips:

  • Dimming reduces energy consumption and extends the lifespan of a light bulb. For instance, dimming the light by 25 percent can save 20% of electricity and extend light bulb life by 4 times. Dimming by 50% can save 40% of electricity and make your light bulb last 20 times longer. As human pupils will enlarge to allow more lights to get in as compensation in a darker environment, most people won’t even notice a 10% change in light level.
  • Opt for daylight harvesting - you can make best use of daylight and dim electric light or switch it off when there is abundant daylight and typically can save 20% lighting usage. You can do so by installing a wireless daylight sensor near the windows to sense the intensity of incoming daylight and adjust the level of electric light to maintain a constant light level.
  • Use automated shades to reduce heat gain from sunlight, hence reducing the consumption of air-conditioning and typically can save 10% air-conditioning energy consumption.
  • Use occupancy sensors - dim lights to a low level or turn lights off when space is unoccupied and typically can save 15% of lighting usage

So, Switch off and Dim on and save energy the Lutron way

Lutron is committed to helping its customers find ways to save energy and all of Lutron’s lighting control systems enable customers to reduce electricity usage and extend lamp life significantly. In addition, the company’s full range of automated shades can be integrated with their own lighting control systems without interface, offering the ultimate in efficient artificial and natural lighting control. Lutron leads the industry in controlling all common light sources and full-range dimming is now possible for a wide range of lamp types. The trend toward LED lighting for accent and general lighting is growing, and Lutron is there to control it all.

About Lutron

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of lighting controls and architectural lighting control systems for residential, commercial and institutional applications. The company that invented solid-state dimming, Lutron is the most recognised and requested brand in the industry and sells and services products in more than 80 countries around the world. It offers more than 15,000 products—from single-room dimmers to comprehensive architectural systems that operate lighting throughout an entire building and can control virtually any lamp source. Lutron has offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Madrid, Mexico, Paris and Sao Paulo.

For further information, please contact Lutron’s local offices, email to echan@lutron.com or login http://www.lutron.com/energy