Whatever the technology of the future may hold, we will inevitably look back to find our current era defined by the digitalizing of human processes. Energy-efficient products are lauded as the best lighting solution, but has anyone ever taken into consideration the amount of human time and energy it takes just to plan a lighting project?
A core focus in modern lighting is to increase the energy efficiency and functionality of products. (This also happens to conveniently address global warming concerns.) The New York Times published a recent article titled “America’s Light Bulb Revolution” which explains at length how the implementation and popularity of LED technology is responsible for reviving one of America’s oldest industries.
For anyone unfamiliar to the lighting process, it can be a lengthy endeavor from start to finish. A significant amount of man-hours are spent getting every detail right. With an inexhaustible array of options, lighting projects can quickly become an overwhelming mess.
The lighting industry is fragmented and complex. With every builder and architect hard at work designing something new and innovative, it has become difficult to organize processes in an ever-changing industry. Innumerable players are manufacturing thousands of products and the global lighting fixtures market is projected to reach a valuation of approximately USD 106 Billion by the end of 2022.
At CodeLumen, our goal is to address the lighting process from both ends. We create using energy-efficient products, while also developing technologies that optimize workflow in ways that save time and energy.- Julio Gabbert | CodeLumen Co-Founder
The CodeLumen platform brings together human creativity and innovative technology to produce energy-efficient solutions that don’t add to global climate change. Our process decreases power costs up to 80% and our cutting edge lighting platform reduces project completion time by half. We make the process easier by keeping every project detail accessible, on the go, and in real-time.
It’s easy to calculate electricity consumption, so building products and measuring the results is fairly simple. Measuring time and energy expended throughout the entire lifecycle of a lighting project is far more difficult. Time and brainpower are valuable, so we set out to build a platform that saves time and energy by making the lighting process less overwhelming.
"The core of our technology is built around Interactive Floor Plans and Smart Icon Technology." - Luis E Medina | CodeLumen Co-Founder
Interactive Floor Plans
Sorting through mountains of emails and documents to locate your electrical floor plans is frustrating. Who has time to mess around with PDFs, AutoCAD, and Revit?
The CodeLumen platform organizes your electrical floor plans—the epidemy of easy, accessible, and on-the-go.
Smart Icon Technology
Identifying and keeping track of all the fixtures on a floor plan is confusing and time-consuming.
Say hello to Smart Lighting Icon technology. Click on any icon to access relevant data on the fly. Gain access to expert-guided lighting selections for your floor plan. Need an electrical installation quote? Use the CodeLumen platform to share the project with your electrician for fast, accurate estimates.
Was your recent lighting project a hassle? These 6 essential features will turn your project into a 'complete success'.
1) A Photometric Data Study
Light occupies areas differently for every space. It takes skill and experience to decide the perfect lighting solution for projects both big and small. Miscalculating the correct amount of lighting can lead to poor fixture placement or extra overhead costs.
CodeLumen experts utilize advanced lighting software to calculate the ideal lighting solution to illuminate your space. Convenient photometric icons provide access to all of your photometric data. You can rest assured that your lighting will be more than functional—it will be perfect.
2) A Lighting specification Master File
Lighting projects require endless numbers of confusing lighting schematics submitted in digital format. Sharing updated or alternate floorplans with electrical contractors and vendors is an overwhelming mess.
The CodeLumen platform has built-in, time-saving features that store all your lighting specifications and files in one organized place. Our cutting-edge technology provides you convenient access for sharing lighting specifications quickly and seamlessly. As an added bonus, all data specifications are available fixture-by-fixture and are easily accessed in real-time with the simple click of a Smart Lighting Icon.
3) The Correctly Specified Dimmers/Controls Systems
Lighting fixture malfunctions generally can occur when an incompatible dimmer is selected and installed. LED technology varies by the fixture and may require a specific kind of dimmer. Placing the wrong dimmer often leads to:
- Lights flickering
- LED module burnout
- Incomplete dimming
- Damage LED drivers
- Decreased light output.
Our team of CodeLumen experts ensures the longevity of your lighting solutions by making sure all dimmers and controls are compatible with your fixture selections. Say goodbye to flickering lights.
4) Effective and Clear Communication
Each fixture location and specification are unique. This could pose serious organization problems during the lighting process. Keeping track of communication, email threads, and data for hundreds, or even thousands of different lighting fixtures and specifications is tedious and time-consuming.
The CodeLumen platform enables you to effectively communicate with our team of experts regarding any light fixture included on your floor plan. Simply click on an icon to be connected with a member of our team in a timely and organized manner. We even store previous conversations and communication for immediate access at a moment’s notice.
5) Instant Order Tracking
Lighting jobs of any size require ordering products from different vendors and suppliers. Keeping track of your expected deliveries is a daunting task. You never know when to expect a delivery or if there has been an unforeseen delay.
Track the progress and status of lighting deliveries instantly. Our tracking features provide real-time updates, so you can check on all of your lighting product deliveries. Contractors and electricians can use this tool to organize their workflow in advance and save time with precise tracking data.
6) A Secure and Real-Time Accounting Portal
How do you manage to stay on budget? What phase of the project are you writing a check for now? Which contractor needs to be paid and which contractor is supposed to give you an estimate? Keeping track of all your accounts and payment schedules will drive you crazy.
Secure, on-the-go accounting data storage and payment processing in one convenient place. We teamed up with Zoho Corporation to bring you real-time accounting software and instant access to your financial data. Get an accurate view of your project financials by using our platform. Approve payments, decide on estimates, and stay on budget.
No more searching through emails or files while managing your lighting projects. At CodeLumen, we organize and keep everyone in sync through our cutting-edge platform, and deliver energy-efficient lighting systems unlike any other. Get lighting right the first time!