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Controlling LED

This was an enormous LED retrofit - to the tune of about $60,000 worth of energy-saving improvements.

“Everything about the project was big,” says Mark McGuinness of Chesley Electric in Park City, Utah, of this 16,500-square-foot home that recently won Lutron’s Excellence Award for Best Green Project.

A big portion of the savings came from Chesley replacing all the system’s halogen lighting, inside and out, with LEDs from LED Power. Adding LED bulbs in a dimmable lighting control system is not an easy trick.

The Lutron HomeWorks system is able to dim the 300 or so MR16 lights, but not the recessed PAR lamps. So Chesley programmed the lighting control system to shut off the PAR lamps during certain dimmable scenes. For example, in the kitchen, when a SOFT scene button is pressed, the MR16s over the cabinets dim, and the six receding PAR lamps shut off.

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