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From simple switching to complete automation utilising a range of wireless transmitters and receivers Click smart can provide you with a solution from something as simple as switching a light on and off through to complex scene setting and automation.
Simple connectivity and control With the emphasis now on flexibility And ease of installation many Building design projects are now Focussing on products and services That can adapt to changing Legislation, energy efficiency and The ever changing needs of the client.
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Since our incorporation in 1989 we have become a significant force in the electrical accessory market. We’re proud to be a british based, family-run business, with an excellent track record of listening to what our customers need and providing the right solution every time.
Manufactured to the highest quality levels in our industry. Our new product development team are constantly tracking market trends, building regulations and approval standards so we can increase our product range to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.
Scolmore® prides itself on the innovative new products we are constantly developing which enhance the comprehensive ranges available. Click here to see all of our latest products.
Scolmore the click® essentials group of products comprises those items that you will find in a wide variety of installations. Products such as junction boxes, flush mounted switch and socket boxes.
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Marie Parry, Marketing Director, Scolmore Group, looks at the growing Smart Lighting sector and the opportunities it presents to specifiers, architects and installers.
Projected to exceed US$47 billion by 2020, the global lighting industry has come a long way from the on/off world to energy efficient lighting and adaptive lighting to the current connected – or smart - lighting era.
In the UK, the lighting market was estimated to be worth around £2 billion in 2015, an increase of thirteen percent on the previous year and strong growth is projected for the smart lighting market in the coming years driven by the rapid penetration of LED lighting and increasing awareness in terms of energy efficiency and environmental issues. Other factors driving growth include an increasing demand for green buildings, recovery in the construction industry, rising popularity of wireless lighting controls and the availability of technologically advanced and innovative smart lighting solutions.
There are also huge opportunities for smart lighting in the retrofit segment as many of the lighting systems in current buildings are not energy efficient. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) there is huge potential for improved energy efficiency in buildings. It says that up to 82% of energy efficiency measures remain untapped in buildings today; up to half of this energy efficiency potential can be realised through improved control of the building and the integration of systems that work together. With only around 20% of the UK’s commercial buildings at present ‘smart’ buildings, and with energy efficiency and sustainability increasingly becoming a business consideration for many directors and senior managers, this market is expected to grow significantly over the next decade, providing business opportunities for architects, specifiers, contractors and installers alike.
When it comes to energy efficiency, lighting is a key consideration. According to the Carbon Trust, up to 40% of a building’s electricity use is accounted for by lighting. Getting the lighting right is therefore vital for the energy efficiency of the building.
Whilst lighting is typically one of the biggest expenses on a building’s energy bill, it is also one of the easiest areas to save. LED lamp technology is providing the means to reduce lighting energy consumption across a range of sectors from retail and office to industrial properties and street lighting. Lamp technology, however, is just one component of the lighting energy equation. Hand in hand with the development of the LED lamp has been the progress made with control gear and LED drivers.
Smart lighting control solutions can help reduce energy consumption and costs. By dimming or switching off lighting when there is nobody in the room, occupancy sensors can reduce electricity consumption by 30%, says the Carbon Trust. While daylight sensors allow for the adjustment of the artificial lighting according to the amount of natural lighting in a room and can reduce electricity use by 40%.
As the smart technology market continues to flourish bringing this technology to an ever-increasing audience of consumers - so the domestic end user is becoming savvy to the cost- and energy-saving properties that connected devices offer.
The control of lighting is becoming expected as standard to a whole new demographic, that previously thought of home automation systems and connected devices as something solely for the wealthy. They see it not just as a means of controlling energy usage inside and outside the home, but also providing the ability to create zones and scenes throughout the home. Home lighting is increasingly being seen as a lifestyle element that can be programed to fit a household’s requirements. Scene controls or scene settings allow the illumination of an area based on the lighting needs and activities undertaken there. This means different options can be set up for different times of day, for example a good strong light for ‘reading’ and small table lamps for ‘watching TV’.
A system like the Click iNELS Wireless Control System from Scolmore provides an ideal solution to controlling lighting inside and outside the home.
It offers simple and flexible installation, significant energy savings and easy programming as the key attributes, and a one-touch centralised control panel means that everything can be easily set and adjusted from this one single control panel.
The RF system is made up of a series of wireless transmitters, receivers and combined units. No additional cables or wall cutting is required to install the system as the receivers can be installed behind light fittings or into suitable installation boxes and the transmitters are powered by battery, so there is no need for any wiring or additional power supply.
Because of its flexibility it can be easily installed into any property and is a very attractive proposition for electrical installers who can offer it to their customers as an entry level smart lighting solution.
Demand for smart technology will without doubt continue to increase, and installers are in a prime position to help drive this growth by drawing attention to the energy-saving, convenience and efficiency properties of smart lighting and helping their customers - consumers and commercial decision–makers – to understand how it can reduce energy consumption and therefore considerably cut down on energy bills.
There is a raft of products and solutions coming onto the market as this sector continues to grow and contractors will need to determine which of the wide range of products and services deliver the most value to the end user. When looking at overall project costs, it may be tempting to specify lower cost products, but as reliability reduces so will profit margins, as the need to return to sort out problems becomes an issue.
Those contractors looking to take advantage of the opportunities that the smart tech market offers, will need to enhance their skills, knowledge and experience to work with it. This will require getting to grips with the standards and best practices that apply, and working with manufacturers to understand their products and how to get the best from them.
For further information, contact Scolmore on 01827 63454, or visit www.scolmore.com.
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