Lighting plays an important role in the built environment to provide safety, security and comfort. Lighting can be classified into a number of groups including:
The energy consumption associated with lighting has been reduced dramatically since the introduction of LED lighting. Further reductions are possible through appropriate control of lighting to ensure that spaces are not illuminated when unoccupied.
Lighting Control can also enhance the comfort and wellbeing of a space through ensuring that the lighting is appropriate to tasks carried out in the space or controlling the colour temperature of fittings to match the circadian rhythm of occupants.
atBOS Lighting Control is appropriate for any scale of building, and includes control hardware and software.
- Wireless communication means that lighting system does not require separate communication cabling
- Mesh devices only require power so can operate from the lighting circuit using the unswitched live
- Devices can be easily integrated into existing systems to take control
- Wireless energy harvesting switches improve the ability to retrofit the system
- Single technology platform for all building functionality
- The same occupancy detection sensor is used for controlling all services in the building, not just lighting
- Link the control of lighting to the control of external shading in order to optimise level levels in a space
- The Atamate HAZETM light switch can be used to control other systems such as boosting the heating, opening natural vents or lowering blinds
- Low first cost due to wireless nature of devices simplifying the installation and reduced commissioning period
- Wireless energy harvesting switches improve the ability to adapt the system and improve its longevity
- Mesh communication means multiple smaller devices so no complicated wiring centres are required saving cost and space.
- Data gathered by platform can be used to create value through improving building management
atBOS uses a range of pre-programmed strategies to control lighting in a building. These range from simple zone based occupancy detection to daylight linked dimming and variable colour temperature to improve circadian rhythm. The approaches used depends on the function of the building owners and requirement of its occupants
Control strategies include:
atBOS software is flexible and can control most lighting devices using the following methods: