Osram’s lighting-control system has six aspects

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The ‘six beams of lighting control’.

Osram’s Encelium lighting control system addresses what the company calls the ‘six beams of lighting control’. They are time scheduling, presence detection, daylight harvesting, task tuning, personal control and load shedding. Encelium, which is now being introduced to the UK, centralises control of facility-wide lighting with advanced energy reporting and analysis. It is scalable to buildings of any size and separate buildings on a campus.

An intuitive 3D visualisation of the lighting installation in the entire facility enables users to capture a complete ‘six beams’ view of the whole installation or isolate specific zones. Real-time analysis on the status of luminaires includes detailing faulty devices (right down to differentiating lamp or ballast failure) and providing accurate information on lamp and ballast life cycles.

The software also analyses the lighting installation’s energy consumption. It can provide information for the entire facility or isolate a room, floor or even a single ballast or luminaire.

The combination of time scheduling and presence detection prevents lights staying at any time of day or night. Task tuning limits maximum lighting output to reduce power consumption by 15 to 20% Dimming capability guarantees minimum illumination as set by Building Regulations and minimises excessive operation of luminaires.

An installation at Toronto General Hospital in Canada has saved 74% in a year, with a payback of four years.

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