Lightning Control System
Are you curious about how big corporations use technology to reduce their carbon footprint? One common approach is with “smart lighting” or a lighting control system. A lighting control system is essentially a comprehensive automation system of lighting control based on occupancy and daylight. If you have ever been to a Costco during the day and have noticed that some lights are seeming to turn off randomly while they are open, it is due to a Lighting Control System! These lights are automated and when occupancy is lower and it is a sunny day, they will cycle turning on and off the lights throughout the building.
This smart lighting system can be broken down into occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting. An occupancy sensor is an indoor motion detection device used to detect the presence of a person to control lights automatically. Daylight harvesting uses daylight to offset the amount of electric lighting needed to light a space in order to reduce energy consumption properly. Daylight harvesting is reliant on lighting control systems that are able to dim or switch electric lighting in response to changing daylight availability. So, the next time you are in a big warehouse store or even walking through a storage facility, know that they are taking steps to be forward-thinking and doing what they can to help reduce their carbon footprint!