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Our lighting controller replaces and eliminates timers and photocells.

Why the LCMS is better than Photocells

LCMS vs. Photocells

  • Photocells sit outside everyday and get dirty. Imagine leaving your car outside for a month without washing the windshield – your photocell is way worse
  • Dirty photocells turn lights on too early and turn them off too late
  • Our LCMS (Lighting Control and Monitoring Service) automatically adjusts everyday to the new sunrise/sunset times so it is correct everyday
  • Photocell sensors lose sensitivity over time turning lights on too early and off too late
  • Photocells placement and setup is very important
    •  sensitive to north-south, east-west installation variation
    •  sensitive to shadows from trees, air conditioning units, etc.
    •  sensitive to nearby lights
    •  sensitive to bird poop, spider webs, dust, etc
  • Photocells fail in the “on” position resulting in all lights on 24/7 until you discover the failed photocell
  • Photocells can be fooled by hazy, overcast, or cloudy days
  • Our LCMS does not get fooled by hazy, overcast, or cloudy days
  • With a photocell, if the power goes out you have no idea
  • Our LCMS sends you a power out notification via text and email
  • Photocells cannot turn the lights and/or signs off at night when they are not needed
  • Our LCMS can turn the lights on and off according to your precise schedule saving a ton of electricity (and money)
  • When your electrician wants to check the lights they have to cover the photocell with tape and wait…
  • With our LCMS they can just push a button to turn the lights on immediately
  • If your photocell fails, you have to buy a new one
  • Our LCMS has a lifetime warranty and 24/7 free customer support
  • With photocells you have no idea how long your lights have been on each day
  • With our LCMS and “echo” website you can download all of your runtimes
  • Your photocells are wasting money and electricity every day
  • Our LCMS saves money and electricity every day (usually way more than the cost of the LCMS!)
  • Your photocells are shortening the life of your bulbs and ballasts by running them too long every day
  • Our LCMS lengthens the life of your bulbs and ballasts by around 20% or more
  • Longer bulb and ballast life means less labor costs to replace them
  • With photocells you never really know what time your lights are turning on and off
  • Our LCMS is “Set It and Forget It” so you can focus on the other 5,349 things on your list

LCMS vs. Photocells

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