Lighting Controls in Common Areas: Why & How
Presentation from Total Facilities 2015 - the leading national facilities management event, held at Sydney Exhibition Centre March 25-6, 2015
Lighting controls are sensors or devices that operate lights. These controls may be manual, time based or respond to movement, occupancy and light from other sources. Traditionally these controls are hard-wired to control individual or fixed groups of lights independently and either switch the lights off or on or dim them. Common areas are defined as all access areas of a building that are typically not sold or leased. These include fire stairs, car parks, lifts, foyers, lobbies and corridors.
Historically back of house areas have not been seen as an opportunity for controls and have been left to operate 24/7. This presentation discusses the options for controls in these areas and the associated opportunities for financial and energy savings at attractive return on investment (ROI) and NABERS rating impacts.
The presentation provides an overview of the enLighten designed wireless radar control of driveway lights using the Chamaeleon LED light at Sydney’s Festival Harbourside Car Park in Darling Harbour.