Digital Addressable Lighting Interface

According to different studies and experts, around 40% of the energy consumed globally is buildings’ related. Artificial lighting consumes a significant part of all electrical energy consumed. In offices from 20 to 50 percent of total energy consumed is due to lighting. And most importantly, for some buildings over 90 percent of lighting energy consumed can be an unnecessary expense through over-illumination.

Looking at the figures above it seems clear that in today’s world there are plenty of commercial buildings (the majority of them by far) in which lighting is not automatically controlled at all, in other words, someone switches on and off lights at the start and at the end of the day. Other more sophisticated buildings (few of them) implement some sort of automatic control of lighting making this switching on and off by automatic control based on presence detection, or calendar/hourly basis. And other even more sophisticated ones (very few of them all) implement really effective lighting control providing just the appropriate light level in any part of the building at anytime, having in consideration many variables like daylight coming from outside, presence of people in each area, the required light level according to workplaces, etc.

It is obvious that the more effective control we apply to lights in a building the more comfortable we’ll make it for people who spend a good part of their lives there, and of course the more energy efficient we’ll make the building itself, with all the benefits related to it: reduction in electricity bill, reduction of maintenance budget, reduction of carbon footprint, etc.

Benefits:

For lighting designers and consultants

  • Distributed intelligence for flexible and reliable control
  • Control of individual lights, groups and DALI Lines
  • Easy configuration & reconfiguration for changing circumstances
  • Simple interface with building management systems
  • Logarithmic dimming behaviour matching the human eye
  • Increased energy savings
  • Options for emergency lighting
  • Modular design for motion detection
  • Modular design for LUX detection

For installers and electrical contractors

  • Simple 5-core wiring, no special control cable, no polarity, no termination and no segregation required
  • Easy base-building commissioning
  • Easy commissioning for tenancies
  • Building lighting and emergency lighting on the one system

For facilities managers & maintenance contractors

  • Status reporting of lamps and ballasts
  • Simple modification - no need to rewire for changing tenancies
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Increased energy savings due to dimming and control capabilities
  • Ability to monitor remotely

For building occupants & tenants

  • Customized lighting preferences
  • More comfortable lighting
  • Individual control
  • Easy modification
  • Ability to monitor remotely

Applications :

  • Tech park and Offices
  • Multiplex and Malls
  • Societies and Apartments
  • Theatre
  • Ships and Trains
  • Hospitals and Colleges