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Power Efficiency Guide

by dilli jack (2019-01-30)

Many traditional building and lighting control systems are fully wired, with all lights, sensors and switches hard-wired to a central controller (or to a gateway that facilitates communication between the lighting network and lighting control software). Because of the cost of the wiring, and the complexity of covering a large area, these often operate as a number of self-contained systems (for example, one per room or floor).Newer lighting systems take advantage of wireless mesh networking, which allows the lights, sensors, switches and the central controller to communicate with each other without the need for wires. Removing those wires provides more flexibility in terms of where switches and sensors can be placed, and lower installation costs also make it more affordable to include additional sensors in your network (allowing you to obtain more granular information about occupancy and illumination levels).Wireless mesh also supports more flexible and easier control of larger systems with more devices. It allows you to run your lighting control solution as a single system that covers an entire building (or multiple buildings), as well as room by room (or floor by floor) deployments. This approach provides a system-wide view of operations, current power usage, savings, and more.