Networked lighting controls may get a boost in adoption by shifting the conversation beyond mere energy benefits, says Liesel Whitney-Schulte and Dan Mellinger.
In an article recently published in LD+A, Whitney-Schulte, program director for the DesignLights Consortium, and Dan Mellinger, a principal at Energy Futures Group, write:
Since LEDs put in today could remain in place for a decade or more, continuing to install LEDs in commercial and industrial projects without controls will strand these significant energy savings for the long term. Now is the time, therefore, to pivot from only promoting energy savings and rebates to trumpeting the non-energy benefits and capabilities of NLCs to stimulate wider adoption.
Looking beyond energy savings, the advantages of connected lighting are many…
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