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Things To Know About Sunset Switches

Things To Know About Sunset Switches

on Dec 17, 2013 in Electrical Contractor, Electrical sevices, Florescent Lighting, Home Lighing Repair, Home Lighting, Induction Lighting, Latest News, Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Servces, Lighting Services Vancouver, Outdoor Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Sign Maintenance, Sign Service, Signs

Things To Know About Sunset Switches

Things To Know About Sunset Switches

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With each passing day, electronics industry is introducing more innovative and useful technologies in order to facilitate the human life. One of the most novel invention is the sunset switches which are rapidly becoming an important part of not only the light Things To Know About Sunset Switchesing systems designed by the electrical services provides, but also of vehicles, mobile phones and many other electronic gadgets.

A typical sunset switch is essentially a light sensor which is designed to sense the level of daylight and automatically switch on and off the light. When it senses the daylight level falling below a certain, pre-fixed level, it turns on the light and when it senses the level to be rising again, it turns them off. These switches have their scope of application in almost all types of residential, commercial and industrial establishments. You can get your local electrical services providers to install them in any outdoor area like gardens, car porches, pathways and parking spaces etc to acquire the tempting benefits including:

  1. Minimal wastage of electricity since the lights are only used when required.
  2. No wastage of electricity due to seasonal changes.

These switches are programmable, i.e. they give users the option to set a pre-determined time for switching the lights on or off. Alternatively, they can also automatically detect the light level and based on that,  turn the lights off and on. Another perk is that most of the advanced sunset switches available today are capable of automatically adjusting with the change of seasons.

Types Of Sunset Switches:

Based on the sensor mechanisms, the sunset switches can be divided into two major categories:

  1. 1.    Photo-sensors:

Photo-sensors are designed to measure the visible light intensity which is roughly half of the total solar radiations falling on the area.

  1. 2.    Radiometers:

Unlike photo-sensors, radiometers have the capability of measuring the total solar radiations falling on the area, which include infra-red, ultra-violet as well as visible light rays.

What Do Experts Say?

Worldwide, expert electrical services providers prefer photo-sensors over radiometers. This is because the infra red and ultra violet rays depend on the ambient humidity and moisture level and hence can significantly alter the measurement of visibility by the radiometer sensor. The best judge of outdoor visibility level is therefore, the photo sensor which only measure the visible rays and can detect the sunset and sunrise, with precision.