One of the major developments in Ireland in recent years has been the size and scale of the many commercial buildings that now form part of our modern architecture and way of life. From large open-plan offices and factories to multi-storey hospitals, universities and shopping centres, these buildings now require complex mechanical and electrical systems to effectively manage how they are heated in the winter and cooled throughout the summer.
Given, too, the magnitude of many of these buildings it is now no longer practical to use simple on and off switches to control all of the lights at the one time. Many use low-consumption LED-type lights, which are automatically controlled by sensors that operate only when activity is detected in an area.
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