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Wireless Advanced Lighting Controls

Last Updated: 09/19/17

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
Wireless networking, which is relatively new to advanced lighting controls (ALC), enables advanced lighting control functionality without the expense of installing dedicated control wiring. GSA Green Proving Ground assessments 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 Green Proving Ground found that payback could occur within 3-6 years, depending on baseline conditions.
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
Additional Guidance
Wireless advanced lighting controls not only save money, but can enable increased flexibility in light levels to suit user preferences. The 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.