Lighting Council Australia's CEO, Bryan Douglas, said that using lighting controls can cut energy bills, reduce greenhouse emissions and make a lighting system flexible and convenient to use.
“For example, using a light level switch to control external building lighting will mean that external lights are not left on in the day time”, he said.
“Occupancy sensors and automatic light dimmers can switch or dim lighting automatically so that spaces are lit to pre-determined illumination levels and only when occupied. Overriding such systems is possible”, he added.
“Research is starting to affirm that productivity benefits and increased learning outcomes can result from varying lighting intensity and colour due to reinforced circadian rhythms”, Mr Douglas said.
Lighting controls can provide conveniences and benefits for all types of buildings and applications. Designers, installers, specifiers and building owners should discuss their needs with their lighting equipment supplier or refer to the capability section of the Lighting Council Australia website.
The lighting controls introduction is available in PDF format and may be downloaded from Lighting Council Australia’s website HERE
LIGHTING COUNCIL AUSTRALIA
Lighting Council Australia is the peak body representing Australia’s lighting industry. Its goal is to encourage the use of environmentally appropriate, energy efficient, quality lighting systems.
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