Published : 02/27/2019 10:24:08
Categories : First steps
Motion sensors have gained great prominence in recent years because they help us manage lighting more efficiently than with old keys or switches. This is because the sensors manage the on / off of the light by means of a sensor, detecting people or objects in movement.
The answer to the question is NO. Proximity detectorare more sensitive than motion sensors because they perform a constant sweep of the area in search of "disturbances", in addition to making a constant measurement of light.
Motion sensors, on the other hand, respond to a "disturbance" when this is of an important magnitude (when there is a significant movement). In addition, they are not able to perform an active measurement of light like motion sensors.
Mainly in the lighting market it is very common to find two types of sensors, these being the following:
Currently it is very common to install sensors in corridors, guaranteeing that the light is only on for the necessary time and we do not waste energy or resources. Also, it is very common to see them in toilets, since most people forget to turn off the light once they have finished fulfilling their needs.
This way we make sure that the light is on for the necessary time. The latest trends in lighting bet on the installation of LED strips inside the cabinets so that when they open this light will turn on and help us see better inside the cabinets.
It is also quite common to install LED strips on the bottom of the beds so that when you get up you have a tenuous lighting that helps you without having to turn on the main light source of this room.
Regarding the advantages of the use of motion sensors, we can highlight the following:
l Energy savings: By managing the lighting autonomously, the energy expenditure on lighting will be lower, so our electricity bill will also be less. In addition, with this type of sensors we can forget completely to turn off the light and the small oversights that we have every day. And if we combine it with LED type lighting, the savings will be much more considerable.They can be used as an alarm sensor because if we have sensors installed on the perimeter of our home and the light is turned on, there is the possibility that there is an intruder. In addition, the lighting serves as a deterrent.