Coopersburg, PA (May 8, 2014)
– “The most effective and
impactful light control systems must first provide meaningful benefits to the
people who work and live in the space, and then be optimized for energy
efficiency without sacrificing the needs of the people." This concept was the
focus of a talk given today by Lutron
President Michael W.
Pessina at the Smart Lighting Conference
in Barcelona, Spain. Pessina’s
“Systems Approach to Lighting a Building” theme addressed both the economical
and sociological considerations of installing a light control system in a home
Considerations addressed include:
- The importance of designing light as part of the building system and total
visual environment of a space.
- A light system overview, including luminaires, sensors, controls, window
systems and monitoring equipment, and ways they can provide automated control
based on occupancy, time of day, daylight availability, time of year etc. as
well as manual control to address occupant preferences.
- The importance of integrating lighting with all aspects of a building
system, inclusive of HVAC, window solutions and plug load control.
- System benefits, including the optimization of energy conservation, but most
importantly, providing thermal and visual comfort to the occupants in order to
enhance productivity in the work place and to improve well-being in the home.
“Homeowners and business owners alike need to think beyond the
energy-saving benefits of a light control system,” said Pessina. “When you start
to consider the people in the space and how controllable light will affect them
from a visual comfort and performance perspective and improve overall
well-being, the energy savings almost becomes secondary.”
Now in its
fourth year, the Smart Lighting Conference focused on state-of-the-art
technology, applications, business models and best practices in intelligent and
dynamic solid state lighting worldwide – all of which will impact future smart
lighting applications. Visit http://www.smartlighting.org/sl2014/
for more information.