Lighting design and engineering professionals are increasingly turning to lighting controls in their work and with good reason.  Mandatory energy codes are requiring lighting control in new construction. Beyond code compliance, effective lighting control saves energy, reduces operating costs, and helps maintain a safe and productive environment for occupants. When well designed and appropriately installed, lighting controls also provide convenience for occupants and enhance individual productivity.

Designing an optimal lighting control system may often incorporate several types of controls as well as different control strategies, to achieve an integrated, total-facility approach. In this design guide, we’ll consider the steps involved in doing just that. In addition to this general guide about designing a lighting control system, we offer specialized design guides for product lines:

• occupancy sensors
• photo cells
• lighting control panels
• daylighting controls
• dimming controls