Jackson, MI, May 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- According to the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program, the average commercial building in California spends about 35% of its total electrical use on lighting systems. New lighting technologies in conjunction with lighting control systems are broadly acknowledged as offering large, near-term opportunities for energy savings.1
In partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), Adura Technologies developed a wireless integrated photo- and motion- sensor (WIPAM) system for a lighting demonstration in Lot 18 parking structure at the University of California in Santa Barbara. The demonstration team replaced 150w high pressure sodium canopy fixtures with 70w EverLast® bi-level induction garage luminaires equipped with Adura wireless daylighting systems.
The robust system communicates wirelessly through radio frequency and modifies the lighting environment to achieve desired light levels in the most energy-efficient manner. The lighting demonstration was sponsored by PIER to show how combining energy-efficient lighting technologies with SMART sensor controls can reduce energy and save money.
In a recent field study, a lighting system with no controls was compared to a system implementing daylight harvesting, occupancy sensors, and manual dimming. It showed an estimated 20% energy savings for daylight harvesting, 35% for vacancy/occupancy controls, and approximately 11% for individual dimming when compared to a system without controls.2
EverLast® induction luminaires have been installed at other University of California campuses, including Irvine, Davis, and San Francisco. Other universities experiencing the economic and environmental benefits of EverLast® products include: The University of Michigan, Bryan College, Stanford University, San Diego State University, Oakland University, and Purdue University.
EverLast® Lighting is a subsidiary of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications. For additional product information, visit www.everlastlight.com, call 888-383-7578, or email email@example.com.
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This WIPAM demonstration was a collaboration between CLTC, PIER, EverLast® Lighting, Adura Technologies, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. For more information about other PIER demonstrations, visit www.pierpartnershipdemonstrations.com.
2 Galasiu, Anca D et al. Energy Saving Lighting Control Systems for Open-Plan Offices: A Field Study. Leukos. Volume 4. July 2007. Pages 7 - 29.