Achieving Energy Savings with Lighting Control

How to save electricity with smart systems and procedures?

Saving Electricity in the Guest Room

For new hotel construction, choose an elegant, energy saving solution fromWatt Stopper/Legrand that is code-compliant and convenient for your guests and staff to use, ensuring their satisfaction and your savings.

How does the Hotel Energy Saver Key Card Switch work and its advantages?

  • Upon entry, a hotel card key is inserted energising the lighting circuits.

  • Upon exit, removal of the card key turns off the lighting throughout the room.

  • Switch is backlit for visibility in darkened rooms.

  • Allows 30-second egress time Engineers can couple card key switches with Watt Stopper’s lighting control panels to simplify wiring, especially in larger facilities.

  • Panels also enable housekeeping and maintenance staff to benefit from reports of room status (occupied or vacant) and logs of energy usage.

  • Integrating micro dimmers in the lighting design can enhance guest comfort by enabling maximum control over room ambiance for every activity.

  • Studies illuminate significant energy saving opportunity

  • Whether it’s to feel safer in an unfamiliar environment, or to provide a welcoming feeling when entering an empty room, many hotel guests leave bathroom lighting on for long periods of time, often to serve as a nightlight.

  • Studies show that hotel guest bathrooms offer one of the largest energy saving opportunities eliminating unnecessary extended operation of the lighting.

  • The studies also conclude that when the control solution includes provisions for night lighting, such as solutions offered by Watt Stopper/Legrand, energy waste is prevented and guest satisfaction is improved.

  • 75% of the energy used by guest bathroom lighting occurs when the lights are left on for longer than one hour.

  • 2 of every 5 guests leave bathroom lighting on if there are no nightlights, and an additional 16% of travellers bring their own nightlights to a hotel.

How to Save Electricity in the Hotel Guest Bathroom?

Achieve energy savings of 50% or more, lower your power bills and make your guests feel safe and secure by providing a nightlight and installing an occupancy sensor.

  • The nightlight can be integral to the sensor or the vanity lighting.

  • WN Passive Infrared Nightlight Wall Switch Sensor.

  • Easily replaces standard wall switch for retrofit or new construction.

  • Manual-on with automatic-off when room is vacant.

  • Appropriate time delay prevents false offs, ensuring guest satisfaction.

  • Built-in super-bright LEDs provide ample night lighting and draw just 5 Watts HN Fixture Mount.

  • Controller installs in a hotel vanity light with sensor below the fixture.

  • Includes LED nightlight above the fixture with battery backup.

  • Manual-on switch replaces the existing light switch.

  • Retrofits into existing lighting.

  • Can be specified as part of new, energy efficient, bathroom fixtures to be provided by the manufacturer on an OEM basis.

How to Save Electricity in Restaurants and Coffeeshops?

  • Hotel restaurants typically serve three meals a day and patrons expect a different ambience morning, noon and night.

  • Advances in wireless lighting controls have made adding scene control capabilities to new and existing facilities simple and cost-effective.

  • Dimmers let managers set unique moods for each meal service.

  • Scene controllers provide one-touch control and repeatable looks.

  • Smooth fades and consistent light levels contribute to customer satisfaction.

  • Available in two elegant styles architectural and decorator.

  • RF communications eliminate the need for control wiring.

  • Reduce wall clutter and put control where it’s needed, such as at a maitre d’ station.

  • Easy to specify and install for retrofits or new construction.

How to Save Electricity in Lobby/Atrium?

  • Hotel guests enjoy architectural design that brings the beauty of the surroundings into indoor spaces, providing a sense of openness along with the ambient daylight.

  • Watt Stopper’s controllers integrate the daylight available in spaces such as atriums and lobbies with the electric light, and reduce the amount of energy consumed by lighting.

  • Install LightSaver Daylighting Controllers.

  • Dim or switch controlled lights off when sufficient daylight is present

  • Available for single- or multi-zone control.

  • Easily integrate with other controls, such as occupancy sensors and lighting control panels, for maximum energy savings.

How to Save Electricity in Public Restroom?

Without automatic controls, lighting in public access restrooms is often left on 24 hours a day. An ideal solution is to install a Watt Stopper ultrasonic occupancy sensor on the ceiling above the restroom stalls ensuring that lights turn on and remain on when the space is occupied and turn off after the space is vacated.

  • Install Ultrasonic Occupancy Sensors.

  • New, low-profile design is unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing

  • Detects occupancy beyond most obstacles such as partitions between stalls

How to save Electricity in the Meeting Rooms?

Dimmers and scene controls that allow clients to customise the lighting in meeting and conference rooms add value, making the spaces more attractive for rental.

  • Occupancy sensors ensure that theses spaces are only lit when they are in use, translating into reduced utility bills.

  • Combine passive infrared and ultrasonic sensing technologies for increased sensitivity and coverage.

  • Ideal for large spaces.

  • Available in multiple mounting configurations, including corner mount.

  • Can be combined with standard wall switch for manual control.

  • Dimmers enhance events and AV presentations.

  • Scene controllers simplify control and provide repeatable lighting.

  • Wireless design facilitates installation and control location.

  • Integrate with occupancy-based controls.

How to Save Electricity in Housekeeping Storage and Utility Rooms?

Housekeepers with their hands full may neglect to turnoff lighting in the many supply rooms scattered throughout a hospitality facility –after all, they don’t pay the power bills.Providing occupancy-based controls in these rooms ensures energy savings and lets the staff work efficiently by automating the lighting control.

Install Ultrasonic Occupancy Sensors:

  • Automatic-on when personnel enter for hands free convenience

  • Automatic-off after personnel exit for maximum energy savings

  • Similar in usage patterns to housekeeping storage, utility room and other hotel storage room lighting is often left on all day when the space is only occupied intermittently. With floor to ceiling shelving, or other features unsuitable to occupancy sensors, these spaces are best controlled by time switches.

Install Digital Time Switch

  • Easily replaces a standard wall switch for retrofit or new construction.

  • Automatic-off after a preset time (5 minutes to 12 hours).

  • Convenient manual-on switch button eliminates random energy consumption of rotary timers.

  • Electroluminescent backlit display shows the timer’s countdown.

  • Time scroll feature allows user to temporarily override the preset time.