Lighting Control Systems

In short, lighting control systems deliver the correct amount of light, where you want it, when you want it. Lights can automatically turn on, off or dim at set times or under set conditions; facilities managers can make changes to lighting when appropriate or to meet financial incentives; and users can have control over their own lighting levels to provide optimal working conditions. Lighting control helps to reduce costs and conserve energy by turning off (or dimming) lights when they are not required.

Lighting control systems include some or all of the following:

  • On/off and dimming controls

  • Occupancy sensors to detect whether rooms are occupied

  • Photo sensors to detect the current illumination levels provided by natural and/or artificial light

  • Scheduling that turns on, off, and dims luminaries at preset times

  • Energy Monitoring

Better data often equals better savings, and this is certainly the case in lighting control. With advanced lighting control systems, facility managers can access real-time and historical information about the usage of energy by light, room, zone, building and more. This provides them with a set of tools for better decision-making, as well as the ability to test new strategies, verify results, and make changes over time to get the most energy savings out of their system.

Advantages of Lighting Control

  • A major advantage of a lighting control system over conventional individual switching is the ability to control any light, group of lights, or all lights in a building from a single user interface device.

  • Energy Saving combined effect up to 70% .

  • Any light or device can be controlled from any location. This ability to control multiple light sources from a user device allows complex "light scenes" to be created.

  • A room may have multiple scenes available, each one created for different activities in the room.

  • A lighting scene can create dramatic changes in atmosphere, for a residence or the stage, by a simple button press.

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