2.4.14 Installation of daylighting sensors (dimmer)

2.4.14 Installation of daylighting sensors (dimmer)

Description

It is a system that automatically adjusts the quantity of light emitted by the lamp according to the contribution of natural light in the area where it is located. The amount of light emitted by the lamp gradually changes according to the contribution of natural light that there is at every moment.

Benefits

  • Medium energy savings depending on the natural light contribution in the rooms (up to about 30%)

  • Ability to designate lighting zones

  • Lower maintenance

Limitations

  • More complicated lighting schematics & installation

  • Longer installation

  • Products require initial calibration

  • It may not work properly if it is installed in an improper location.

Economic assessment

Initial investment: medium. Depending on the type of installation and the type of existing luminaires (between 60-100 euros).

Payback: medium. Between 3 and 5 years.

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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