LED Lighting Controls
For commercial buildings
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Lighting controls take LED functionality and energy savings to the next level. While controls features have become more sophisticated, they are now easier to install and operate. In addition to producing an average lighting energy savings of 47 percent over facilities without controls*, advanced controls offer non-energy benefits, such as traffic sensing, space utilization and energy tracking.
Basic types include manual controls, such as standard switches and dimmers, and automatic controls that are typically wired for a single function, such as a photocell or occupancy sensor.
Networked lighting controls (NLC) are in the advanced controls category. The key is to program multiple controls, such as combining a photocell and an occupancy sensor, for optimal energy savings and other benefits. Wired or wireless, these systems collect and report data on power use, occupancy, system performance and operation status for singular or groups of fixtures, making precise lighting automation possible based on actual usage patterns. Another advanced technology is the luminaire-level lighting control (LLLC) or integrated control, which features a wireless sensor integrated into each fixture. Advanced controls are easy to implement through phones, tablets or computers.
*DLC 2017 report, Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems
Payback & Incentives
Utility participation and incentives vary. Please contact your local utility to verify availability and amounts.
From $10 to $50
per basic control installed. (basic controls, measure series L)
–up to $200 max per fixture with NLCs
(general LEDs, measure series C)
–up to $600 max per fixture with NLCs
(high bay, measure series D)
Amount received for qualifying energy-efficient LEDs with NLC in commercial and industrial buildings.
A typical project payback based on a sample of lighting projects in BPA service territory, including incentives.
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Precise light control when and where it’s needed
Remote monitoring and control via smart devices
Energy savings average 47 percent over facilities without controls
Lower maintenance costs
Extended life for lighting fixtures
LEDs operate at full potential
Improved customer experience and employee productivity
- Determine the project scope; consider assistance from a lighting contractor or your local field specialist.
- Secure project approval from your utility. For advanced controls, refer to the NLC Qualified Products List.
- Submit a complete application packet.
- After approval, sign agreement and complete project.
- For basic controls, demonstrate that they meet project requirements.
- For advanced controls, show that they network each luminaire and control device, and that they employ at least two control strategies:
- Occupancy sensing.
- Daylight harvesting or photocell control with continuous dimming.
- Either high-end trimming or personal tuning.
- Submit any post-installation documentation, including invoices.