Factory Lighting Controls

What do lighting controls do?

Lighting controls are used to further enhance the efficiency of LED factory lighting. They instruct the LED fitting to switch off or to dim down when the lighting sensor detects there isn’t a need to be on at full strength.

Lighting controls can detect whether a factory space requires a particular level of lighting. They use a range of sensors such as motion or daylight sensors. Motion sensors identify whether a space is occupied and will increase or decrease the lighting levels dependent on whether a space is in use. Daylight sensors measure the level of daylight reaching the factory and instruct the light fitting to provide the additional light required to meet the desired lighting (lux) level.

LED Lighting controls enable factories to further increase running cost savings on top of savings of up to 80% from LED factory lighting alone. This eliminates wasted output whilst maintaining the required lighting levels where needed.

Image of a Graphene High Bay with lighting controls
Lighting Controls on an LED High Bay

Motion Sensors

Motion sensors measure occupancy levels of a section of a facility.

More specifically, presence detection sensors identify movement. When movement is detected within the range of the sensor, it will instruct the LED fitting to turn on. When the space has been vacated the sensor will instruct the fitting to switch off.

This works well in low occupancy sections of factories where, in the main, lighting is not often required. However, when a staff member requires the use of this production area, sensors will detect their presence and illuminate the production area. The lighting will once again shut down when they have left.

Daylight Sensors

Light sensors measure the levels of daylight penetrating the factory. The sensor registers this reading (lux level) and instructs the dimmable LED fitting to provide the additional amount of light to meet the factory’s required lux level.

They work well in factories which have access to natural daylight. For example, a factory with sky lights would be recommended to install LED lighting with light sensors. Factory areas working to fine detail require an optimum lux level of 500 lux. Therefore, the sensor measures the ambient light at 250 lux and instructs the LED fitting to provide a further 250 lux to provide the required 500 lux.

In Conclusion 

Regardless of how efficient an LED fitting is; you can obtain further substantial savings with LED lighting sensors. It enables you to make further savings on; running costs, carbon emissions and product lifespans without compromising lighting quality.


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