What is Eco Sense Lighting

What is Eco Sense Lighting?

At its simplest the digitally based Eco Sense System is the encompassing of a sensor photocell/PIR cluster into a single individual light fitting giving the fitting its own light level control and PIR capability. Eco Sense light fittings can be linked together in groups ensuring area illumination even if only one fitting detects movement.

Lighting controls and energy savings are often only considered for office type applications. The Eco Sense system, in combination with our range of excellent Industrial light fittings, provides options for numerous industrial types of installations.

The world’s ever increasing demand for energy is rapidly changing our environment and the need for energy efficiency in every aspect of our daily lives has never been greater. The Eco Sense System combines the latest “Digital Technology” to provide a simple, effective method of lighting control which minimizes energy consumption, whilst retaining high levels of user comfort. A discrete sensor integral to the light fitting monitors ambient light and presence, to control output to the correct level, and to ensure

that the area is only illuminated when occupied.

Lighting can account for a high percentage of energy consumed within a building, especially if uncontrolled discharge lighting or old technology switch start light fittings are installed.

Savings by installation of automatic lighting control systems can reach 70%.

Many Industrial and Commercial light fittings are available with Eco Sense integral controls.

Daylight linking. When daylight enters an area the sensors will take this light into account and gradually dim the lamps, saving energy whilst maintaining the required light level. Changes in light levels are made gradually for the comfort of users. Each light fitting in the Eco Sense System measures and adjusts

Independently according to the ambient light in its immediate surroundings. This provides good uniformity across the working plane even in situations where the natural daylight ingress is varied across the area.

Maintained illuminance. Accumulation of dirt and lamp lumen depreciation causes light loss and uncontrolled schemes are initially ‘over lit’ to compensate, resulting in wasted energy over the maintenance cycle. The Eco Sense System avoids this waste of energy and over lighting by allowing installations to be initially dimmed to the required light level. This level is sustained throughout the maintenance cycle by the system automatically increasing lamp output.

Bright out feature In the event of excess natural light, for more than 10 minutes, the Eco Sense luminaire will switch off completely, saving a further 20% energy and prolonging lamp life.

Features programmable during commissioning. No presence delay. After a delay which is variable between 30 seconds and 1 hour the luminaires will go to the area vacant condition. Factory setting – 20 minutes.

Area vacant condition. Off or minimum level. Factory setting – off.

Security setting delay This allows an interim delay (30 seconds to 1 hour, or continuous) at a selected level (anywhere between minimum and maximum) following no presence detection and prior to the area vacant condition. Factory setting – disabled. For example, all light fittings in a building may be set to switch off except for exit routes which will reduce to 50%, for a further hour (assuming no presence detected). Alternatively as a security feature, perhaps 1 in 20 lights may be kept on continuously at any chosen level.

Light level setting Completely variable or may be set to maximum continuously.

Bright out setting Lamps will be switched off (particularly those nearest the window) if excess daylight is present for more than10 minutes. Lighting can also be programmed to simply dim and not switch off.

Automatic setting retention If lighting is manually overridden, e.g. for a presentation, following area vacant switch off, the system will revert back to automatic mode. It may alternatively be set to retain manually overridden settings.