Lighting management: combining efficiency with comfort
Tailored to requirements, ergonomically correct, offering every comfort and convenience and economical with energy – lighting management makes lighting intelligent. Modern lighting technology ensures that the right light is available in the right quantity at the right time. It also enables the stimulating effect of daylight to be optimally harnessed – for a greater sense of wellbeing at home and at work.
Intelligent lighting management is required wherever the limits of conventional room lighting are reached and the required standards of tailored lighting, visual ergonomics, user orientation, reliability and wellbeing cannot be met. Lighting management encompasses all systems that go beyond the provision of mere on/off control.
Building blocks of lighting management
A lighting management system is made up of various building blocks, which can be installed in different configurations and combinations:
- programmed lighting scenes for different activities
- presence-dependent activation/deactivation of lighting by motion detectors
- daylight-dependent regulation of lighting level
- via light sensors on task luminaires
- via light sensors in the room
- via outdoor light sensors
Every single measure for intelligent lighting management produces a minimum saving (see chart). Maximum savings – as well as maximum comfort – are offered by daylight utilisation, which can cut energy requirements by as much as 82 percent while boosting user comfort and convenience at the same time.
Lighting management requirements
For lighting management to be realisable, individual luminaires or groups of luminaires need to be separately addressable. What is more, the lighting installation needs to be able to operate in several control and dimming states. This permits dynamic room lighting, lighting comfort and thus – provided the system is appropriately configured – considerable energy savings.
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