CP Electronics offers a detailed look at lighting energy consumption
Real-time web-based energy-measurement technology is available on CP Electronics’ latest range of Rapid lighting-control modules (LCMs) and DALI gateway pluggable and DIN-rail variants. The actual energy consumption of each luminaire is monitored, rather than an average for it.
Measurements can also be provided by LCM, area, floor or building in multi-time and multi-date formats. Reports are provided via a web-based reporting suite at the front-end PC.
Measurements available include meter reading (total or accumulated for each device), peak power, instantaneous power, and total on time, as well as total active energy and CO2 emissions.
Information is also available on total apparent energy, cost, current meter active power and current active power.
The technology identifies exactly which luminaires have ben used, and when. It also identifies how much energy each luminaire is using. A profile of the usage of lighting in a building can be created, helping to identify areas that could be more efficiently controlled. Sudden changes in the pattern of readings enable faults to be identified and remedial action taken.