Most buildings today are over-lit because light levels are set higher than appropriate for the space, or spaces are lit even when they are unoccupied. This wastes energy, creates discomfort, and reduces productivity. Make your building work harder for you by designing for appropriate ambient light levels; providing architectural, impact and task lighting in areas where it is required; and adding intelligent, energy-efficient light control. SMC provides flexible, scalable systems that can fully integrate lighting, shading, and sensors for maximum energy savings. These solutions can be easily designed, installed and reconfigured to meet the changing needs of your building.

THE BENEFITS OF SHADING SOLUTIONS

Complete control

Whole building shading solutions like Lutron Quantum allow facility managers to conveniently manage both electric light and daylight right from their desktop. Control, configure, monitor, and report on the lighting for any space in your building for maximum energy efficiency, comfort, and productivity.

Scheduling

Our shading solutions can incorporate an integral timeclock feature that enables the scheduling of lights and shades. Time-of-day (e.g., 8:00 pm weeknights) and astronomical time clocks (e.g., dusk or dawn) can enhance energy savings as well as improve the safety and security of employees. Whether it’s creating a safe pathway of light for employees exiting a building or automatically lowering shades during peak daylight periods, our scheduling solutions can provide you with complete control of the light in your building.

Daylight control

Whether you want to harvest the energy-saving benefits of daylight sensing or reduce heat gain and glare with automated shades, shading solutions provide you with the flexibility to maximize the benefits of efficient control of daylight.

Reduced costs

Lighting generates heat and cooling systems must compensate for this heat gain. By dimming the lights you can reduce the load on your cooling systems and benefit from both lighting and HVAC energy savings. Intelligent shading solutions can automatically adjust window shades based on the sun’s position throughout the day, leading to a reduction in solar heat gain.

OUR END-TO-END SOLUTION

  • Design and specify systems to manage the integrated or independent control of natural and artificial light in your environment.
  • Assist in blind and curtain specification to complement your interior
  • Measure and size window treatments to ensure a perfect fit
  • Fabricate your blinds and curtains (and any other soft furnishing solutions if required)

  • Manage supply, installation, programming and commissioning through to client handover
  • Project management and on-site installation by our highly trained and experienced technicians
  • Client handover, post-completion support and aftercare

    SMC are an experienced supplier and installer of Lutron Homeworks series, Grafik Eye range or the newer QS series. We have over 20 years experience designing and installing Lutron lighting and shading systems into a range of small and large properties for private clients, developers and commercial teams.