Lighting control

Like its name says, lighting control, controls the light as desired. Well-implemented lighting control supports the intended use of premises, helps to achieve business goals and amounts up to 10-50% additional savings in energy consumption.

Examples of lighting control

  • The lighting in silent storage space will come on and switch off according to the use of the space
  • The nearest streetlights to the pedestrian crossing brighten up as a pedestrian approaches
  • The output and the colour temperature of the lighting of the conference room change by pushing buttons
  • The spotlights and shelf surfaces of a store become brighter when the shop opens
  • The high lighting level of the production line is automatically dimmed for the duration of breaks

How is lighting controlled?

Wireless or wired control or a combination of them can be used for lighting control. Lighting is controlled by various sensors and buttons, and using a control system or IoT technology. In our turnkey lighting solutions, we evaluate the need for lighting control and choose the technologies that best fit the purpose.

One or more of the following combinations is used in lighting control:

  • Time scheduling
  • Daylight harvesting
  • Occupancy control
  • Task tuning
  • Personal control
  • Load shedding

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Why should lighting be controlled?

Lighting control has many benefits. Depending on the objectives, it can provide flexibility and adjustability to the lighting management or on the other hand; automated functions can make life easier. With lighting control, the lights do not constantly burn at full power, neither do they burn when it is not necessary – this is why the control, above all, extends the lifecycle of the luminaires and saves energy.

Lighting control supports business objectives. In the store, it can affect what products are highlighted on the shelves or where the store wants the buyer to move next. In the office, industrial facilities or school, lighting control can support the well-being and comfort of individuals. Studies show that the luminosity and color temperature of the lighting effect, among other things, the alertness, productivity and accuracy.

Benefits of lighting control

  • The lifecycle of the luminaires is longer
  • More energy is saved
  • Maintenance of lighting is automated and facilitated
  • The lighting is flexible and can be adjusted
  • The control supports the business objectives

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