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MEMS sensors play role in LED lighting revolution

LED lighting system costs can be reduced with good control circuit design and component selection, writes Fabrizio Petris from Omron Electronic Components Europe

More and more buildings are installing low-power lighting in the drive to reduce energy costs and shrink their carbon footprint, but automation and intelligent control to switch off services in unused areas offers further savings.

Lighting accounts for about 25% of the commercial building sector’s energy use and, although it is less significant in the home, this remains one of the easiest ways for end-users to reduce their costs. Switching to less power-hungry light sources such as compact fluorescent lighting and LEDs is having a huge impact on energy use and cost, but domestic and business users can reduce costs further by improving control and applying automation.

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Tags: carbon footprint, energy use, lighting revolution, power lighting, sensors

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