Guide to Lighting Controls

Guide to lighting controls

Energy savings provide a tangible recurring return on investment in a lighting control system, both in reduced running costs and in tax savings for larger organisations.

Also, for non-domestic buildings, the Building Regulations now practically require energy saving controls to be deployed in both new builds and refurbishments.

Lighting uses some 20% of the electricity generated in the United Kingdom; non-domestic lighting is responsible for around 24 million tonnes CO2/year. Lighting can be responsible for up to 40% of a building’s electricity use hence why energy saving is is probably the ‘hottest topic’ in lighting controls at present.

A well-designed lighting control system will achieve energy savings while preserving lighting quality and without compromising user comfort or safety. A reputable controls supplier will assist you in realising this for your particular application or business environment.

Lighting electricity use in commercial buildings can be successfully reduced if a control system ensures that no unnecessary lighting is kept on. In early demonstration projects a number of case studies reported savings of 60% and more. This was achieved without movement and light level sensors, which provide additional benefits and are now regarded as standard components.

Download LIA Lighting Control Mini Guide

Download How to Implement Lighting Controls from Carbon Trust

Attend the EMA Course – Lighting – Basic Understanding

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