Some light on reducing costs and carbon footprint

Lighting controls have an extremely important role to play in reducing energy bills. Internal and external lighting can benefit from lighting controls. There is an increasing focus on the development and installation of easy to manage ‘plug and play’ lighting control systems that reduce complexity levels to a minimum. These systems are a worthwhile investment with many solutions offering a pay-back period of around three to four years.

 

Take note

  • In offices, lighting can account for 30 – 40% of electricity costs.
  • The percentage of buildings with automatic lighting control is very low.
  • Modern, automatic lighting controls are simple, easy to install and result in significant energy savings.

 

Published as: Essential lighting controls, By J Janssen, Philips

Electricity+Control, July 2011 (pg 34)