Design Lighting Consultants, Inc.
7166 SW 47th Street
Miami, FL 33155
Service area: 200 miles
Service Area: We are based in Miami, Florida and have designed for clients around the globe in both commercial and residential projects. All of our work is presented in AutoCAD generated plans and can be used by professionals anywhere in the world.
We are lighting designers and lighting controls and home automation designers. We provide complete services from design and consultations to working drawings installation and start up of new systems. We are current with all major manufacturers for lighting, lighting controls and home automation systems. These new technologies allow for the use of energy saving fluorescent and LED lamp sources, vacancy sensors can turn off lights when no one is in the room. Electronic thermostats will keep the temperature just where you like it while saving energy. We use Lutron Controls, Vantage Controls, and LiteTouch Controls along with many major brands of lighting.
We are lighting experts and have provided our clients with energy saving designs for over thirty years. The use of whole home lighting controls, with occupancy and vacancy sensors save energy on several different levels. We reduce the energy to the lamps by 10% while only giving up about 2% of the light output. This in turn just about doubles the lamp life while reducing the heat load on the A/C systems. The sensors save by turning off lights where they are not needed, like kids bedrooms, closets and bathrooms. Astronomical time clocks always know the sunrise and sunset times and never need to be adjusted so landscape lighting will only come on after dark and turn off at sunrise or before. Maintenance costs are greatly reduced as duty cycles increase.
With over thirty years experience and continuing education we are actively engaged in our industry and participate in study groups and attend trade shows and conventions. We are members of the US Green Building Council, IESNA and the NCQLP for Lighting Professionals. We continue to study the ever changing technology of the lighting business and how our clients are effected and can benefit from all of the changes that are taking place at this time.
Within our scope we continue to grow and to re-invent ourselves, as the technology changes so must we. The last few years have seen a great departure from Thomas Edisons' original invention of the light bulb. We have used the original design with little up grades for almost 100 years. We are finally seeing a revolution in new Fluorescent and LED technologies. These new light sources are now able to be used in residential and commercial applications with great sucess. These light sources provide up to 100 lumens per watt of energy consumed compared with less than 20 lumens per watt for incandescent light bulbs. Think of a car getting 20 mpg vs. one that can get up to 100 mpg. When we introduce energy saving lighting devices such as electronic lighting and window shade controls, we can turn lights off that are not needed automatically, we can reduce the amount of energy consumed through dimming, we can reduce heat loads so the A/C systems can run more efficiently. We have been doing all of these things for 30 years, we are not new comers this is our life's work.