Saving Energy


Lighting can account for over 40% of the total energy consumed daily by commercial, industrial, or institutional buildings. When trying to improve the energy efficiency of a project, lighting control can be an ideal place to start a sit can deliver significant savings – even as much as 70%.

Get more from your lighting system and stay ahead of ever more demanding energy code requirements with four simple steps:

1. Good Design

Lighting controls can easily eliminate energy waste by improving the fit between the light provided by the building and the light needed by the employees or occupants. Reduce lighting energy consumption by 20% or more by varying light levels between task and ambient lighting. Abandoning traditional uniform light levels can give increased comfort and individual control over personal light levels at each work station.

 

 

3. Control Intelligently

Employ scheduled control throughout an entire floor or building. Use a time clock, pushbutton, or PC control to switch or dim lighting of all types, interior or exterior, on a schedule. The lighting can be programmed to turn on in the morning, then turn off or dim in the evening, or any other combination of schedules designed to match the needs of the space.

 

2. Sense Occupancy

Use wall, fixture, or ceiling-mounted sensors to detect occupancy in a space. When the room is unoccupied, the lights are turned off or dimmed to a predetermined level, saving energy while the room is empty.

 

 

4. Work with Natural Daylight

Use photocells to coordinate the natural light and artificial light in a space to save energy and balance the light levels of the interior environment.

 

 

Lighting control systems have an important part to play in minimising energy use and reducing environmental impact.
 Code Compliance:

  • Improves  BREEAM & LEED scoring for building sustainability.
  • Contributes to energy reduction targets under Climate Change Levy (CCL) and Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC).
  • Qualifies for Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) applications.
  • Delivers lighting control requirements under UK Building Regs - L2a & L2b and BRE: 498.