The company was founded over 30 years ago operating primarily in the petro-chemical and mining industries in the design of electronic control systems, the manufacture of which is still a vital part of the company's business.
From this background it was a natural progression into energy saving products and systems to satisfy the needs of these clients. The particular focus has been on electricity usage as this is the most expensive form of energy and a field where the company has had a long experience and expertise. It is also important for environmental reasons to control electricity consumption as the quantities of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming produced by the fossil fuel burning power stations are far in excess of that produced by other forms of energy use.
DEM Metron products and systems for energy control of lighting and electric heating have been developed largely from operational research dedicated to applying the most appropriate form of electronic control to meet the particular needs of different types of buildings and different types of users.
DEM products are compatible with all types of lighting for retrofit or new build applications and can be installed with the minimum of modification to new designs or existing wiring schemes. Furthermore, no specialist knowledge or training is required on the part of the installer or the end user.
In many buildings the total electrical energy used for lighting is often only 15% of the total energy provided by the gas or oil to heat the building, however, the electricity bill can often be more than 40% of the total energy cost.
The relatively low cost of electronic controls, which can be easily and quickly applied, is a significant factor in making energy controls for lighting and electric heating a first class financial proposition.
Lighting controls are now recognised to be an essential part of any buildings energy management and cost saving programme. Whether for factories, offices, warehouses, schools, transport premises and leisure centres etc - the electrical energy used on lighting in a building can often cost as much as the gas or oil used for heating. Although the amount of electrical energy needed for lighting may be only perhaps a fifth of the energy used for heating, its unit cost is much higher, making the need for effective controls of vital importance.
DEM Metron manufacture a complete range of products and systems for the automatic control of lighting and on-peak electric heating. Lighting controls utilise daylight level monitoring, occupancy detection and time programming techniques to switch lights off when not required whilst electric heating controls provide close temperature regulation for improved comfort and maximum energy savings.
If you wish you can provide a specification or general description of your requirements for energy saving lighting or electric heating controls in your building using the following section of the form: