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Wireless Advanced Lighting Controls

Last Updated: 02/27/24
Wireless Advanced Lighting Controls

This technology enables switches, ballasts, fixtures, and sensors from a variety of manufacturers to communicate as a single system by using wireless area controllers.

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Life Cycle Cost Savings

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.

Wireless networking, which is relatively new to advanced lighting controls (ALC), enables advanced lighting control functionality without the expense of installing dedicated control wiring. Assessment by GSA's Green Proving Groundopens in new window in two federal sites in Northern California showed showed 54% energy savings when fluorescent lamps with dimmable ballasts were retrofitted with wireless ALC, and 78% when the wireless ALC retrofit was coupled with new LED fixtures. The GSA Green Proving Ground found that payback could occur within 3-6 years, depending on baseline conditions.

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Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
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Wireless advanced lighting controls not only save money, but can enable increased flexibility in light levels to suit user preferences. The GSA Green Proving Ground recommends that wireless advanced lighting controls be integrated with LED lighting during renovations. They should also be considered for retrofits, targeting facilities with minimal lighting controls, high lighting energy use (EUI > 3.25 kWh/ft2/yr) and utility rates > $.10 kWh.