WattStopper has added network capability to its self-configuring Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting control product line, enabling remote management of lighting controls throughout a floor, a building or an entire campus. This major product line expansion also includes two new DLM digital photosensors for automatically switching or dimming up to three zones of lighting in daylit areas, new DLM lighting control panels, and powerful new dimming features for DLM wall switches.
Kaiser Permanente installed WattStopper lighting controls as part of a warehouse renovation designed to improve lighting and reduced energy consumption. The upgrade resulted in better task lighting throughout the facility and energy savings of over 40%, as detailed in the following case study.
WattStopper has announced four new multi-way wall switch occupancy sensors for code-compliant lighting control in commercial spaces with more than one entrance or switch location. The sensors provide convenient full-function multi-way control and install easily using traditional three- and four-way wiring. The product offering includes the industry’s first dual relay multi-way occupancy sensors, facilitating economical control of bi-level lighting or multiple loads.
WattStopper introduces their Digital Lighting Management solution …
Daylight harvesting’s value proposition is fairly simple: As daylight levels increase in a space, electric light levels can be automatically reduced to maintain a target task light level and save energy. All automatic daylight harvesting control systems need a device that can measure light levels and signal a controller to dim or switch the lights in response to daylight contribution. This device is called a photosensor. The photosensor is a small device that can include a light-sensitive photocell, input optics and an electronic circuit used to convert the photocell signal into an output control signal, all within a housing and with mounting hardware.
WattStopper has launched the RT-200 Astronomical Time Switch, augmenting the company’s already extensive line of energy-efficient residential lighting controls. The new user-programmable time switch turns lights, or other electrical loads, on and off relative to dusk or dawn, or at selected times of day, providing energy savings and security both inside and outside the home. It is compliant with the requirements of California’s Title 24-2008 for outdoor lighting control.
WattStopper has participated in a ground-breaking demonstration of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology combined with occupancy sensors in grocery store freezer cases. The project was supported under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting GATEWAY Technology Demonstration Program. WattStopper contributed FS-705 Wide Angle PIR occupancy sensors to the project.
Cherokee Investment Partners, a private equity fund managing institutional capital to acquire environmentally impacted properties, recently challenged itself to oversee construction of a sustainable residential project that, to prospective owners, would look and feel like a traditional home. The Raleigh, North Carolina project, dubbed the National Homebuilder Mainstream GreenHome, includes energy saving occupancy and vacancy sensors and time switches from Watt Stopper/Legrand throughout the home.