Whether working on high-end residential or commercial projects, builders have typically overlooked the importance of lighting in their projects. In fact, builders in the past tended to have built $10 million homes with 40 dollar luminaires. 

Some high-end builders have realized, however, that this simply needs to change. Builders can no longer build stunning residential and commercial properties without thinking of the importance of the lighting system within them.

Moving forward, lighting is only going to play a bigger value proposition for high-end builders. Those who jump on these trends while it’s still growing will be able to differentiate themselves significantly from their competitors.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at what low voltage lighting is, the benefits this innovative new lighting solution offers builders and how it can help builders to differentiate themselves from others in the industry. 

Low voltage lighting helps builders differentiate themselves from competitors

Low voltage lighting is a new innovation in the lighting industry that is taking the sector by storm, and allowing the industry to move away from the traditional line voltage that runs throughout a building and powers lighting luminaires with 120v copper wires.

Through low voltage lighting infrastructure, lighting luminaires can now be powered with nothing more than a CAT 6 network cable or speaker wires (which is significantly less than the 120v needed for line voltage, low voltage lighting powers luminaires with 12/24 or 48v).

Low voltage lighting has been made possible by the innovation of LED lighting luminaires  and the fact these units require significantly less energy to power.

The benefits of low voltage lighting for builders 

The real advantage of low voltage lighting is that it’s driving smarter and more controllable lighting solutions that can be completely controlled through software. 

Here at Colorbeam, for example, our innovative technology and patented GATEway processor means our low voltage lighting solutions offer complete tunability, human-centric lighting applications that mimic the sun’s natural light, control over color, as well as flawless, flicker-free dimming.

So, what does that mean for builders? Here are just some of the key benefits that builders will realize when using low voltage lighting solutions in their high-end commercial and residential building projects:

  • They will be able to meet a growing demand for better, smarter and healthier lighting solutions - whether it be in residential homes or commercial projects such as businesses or the hospitality sector.

  • Provide lifestyle and wellness lighting solutions for homeowners or hospitality guests.

  • They can completely eliminate line voltage wire infrastructures from their project build, installing low voltage instead which doesn’t require an electrician and is both easier and faster.

  • Low voltage lighting infrastructure allows builders to provide customers with an energy-efficient lighting solution that saves them money and reduces their environmental impact.

  • Low voltage lighting is adjustable and controllable, meaning builders have unlimited flexibility to change the design if the scope changes halfway through a project.

  • Best of all, low voltage lighting delivers real value to the customers, ensuring builders will stand out from the crowd.

How do these benefits differentiate you from your competitors?

Builders that use low voltage lighting will be able to create the outcome they dream of accomplishing in their project, as well as offer a superior product to their customer that delivers ongoing value. Most importantly, however, is that low voltage lighting isn’t common in the high-end building industry yet - giving builders that do use it a unique selling point. 

Builders that integrate low voltage lighting into their projects will be able to deliver a better lighting solution to the customer, build a home or commercial site that is significantly enhanced through lighting, and provider greater flexibility not only to the end-user but also to the project - if a project plan changes and the planned lighting no longer works, low voltage can easily be controlled and adjusted to accent the new space.

Want to learn more about how low voltage lighting can help design-build firms and custom builders out-shine their competitors? Contact Colorbeam Lighting today. Our innovative low voltage lighting technology has brought lighting into the digital age.

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