Why is lighting and lighting control important in buildings?
Lighting design is based on occupant use, codes and standards, life safety requirements and energy efficiency. Lighting controls often are specified to help ensure the building’s lighting system is used efficiently, and coordinates with daylighting and occupancy.
Emerging wireless technology is disrupting the lighting controls industry
As the industry continues to gain momentum in wireless control solutions, what is the future of lighting controls in critical applications such as a health care environment?
By considering updated controls architecture, integrating building systems together becomes much more attainable and streamlined
Differentiating the requirements of egress lighting versus emergency egress lighting requires a close look at several codes and standards
Installing lighting occupancy sensors and commissioning the devices have many benefits, including reducing operational and maintenance costs
Understanding codes, controls and commissioning are key to an effective lighting design for a new or existing building
Lighting designers must consider many factors when specifying lighting systems and lighting controls for nonresidential buildings, including the owner’s project requirements
Designers need to explore various approaches and requirements to lighting design as codes and standards are becoming more energy-conscious.
Lighting designers must consider many factors when specifying lighting systems and lighting controls for their designs. In addition to considering the type of lighting fixture, they must also take into account daylighting, lighting controls, codes and standards, and other factors. To ensure these systems work as efficiently and effectively as possible, commissioning new systems (along with ongoing commissioning) is vital for success.
To ensure complex systems function as intended, a formal commissioning process needs to be established.