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How is lighting controlled?
Wireless or wired control or a combination of both 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
Why should lighting be controlled?
Lighting control has many benefits. Depending on the objectives, it can provide flexibility and adjustability to 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 are they switched on 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