A lighting control system is a network of lighting control solutions that communicates between several inputs and outputs using a centralized computing device. A control system makes it possible for the entire facilitys lighting system to be controlled from one point. They are also used for compliance with energy conservation programs and green building programs. The lighting control systems are commonly referred to as smart lighting systems. Some of the common lighting control systems include: 1) Basic lighting controls: These controls use a manual on/off switch. 2) Dimmer switches: These are more advanced than the basic lighting controls. They allow the individual to dim the lamps to the desired brightness by simply sliding a switch. 3) Motion sensors
: These controls are used to turn the lamps on only when there are activities such as movement in an area. They are mainly preferred for outdoor purposes. Others include occupancy sensors
for indoor lighting and networked lighting control systems.