Controllability of Light

Controllability of Light


Controllability refers to the capability to control a light source by dimming it; turning it off or on in response to a sensor or signal; or changing the color (or spectrum) of light over time to mimic sunlight, among others. Increased controllability of lighting can save more energy and provide higher quality of light by enabling the ability to tune lighting to just what is needed or preferred for a person, task, or application.
 

Objective:

Increase lighting controls adoption to better realize energy savings and improved quality of light.

 

Desired Outcomes:

savings

Utilities are able to easily incentivize controllable products that meet their savings goals and increase their focus on incentivizing networked lighting controls (NLCs).

tools

Manufacturers can  clearly differentiate the increased value of controllable fixtures and justify the support for product lines that are more controls-ready.

design

Lighting decision makers have the tools they need to more easily choose products and control systems that are compatible with one another.