The Illuminating Engineering Society has selected the recently-released dual loop photosensor from Wattstopper to feature in the IES 2013 Progress Report.
The daylighting control has an innovative design. It has two photosensors and exclusive open and closed loop control strategies to adjust energy usage. It was developed through collaboration with the California Lighting Technology Center as another huge step toward a future of zero carbon emissions for energy.
Due to the unique design, the photosensor offers 50 percent energy savings over comparable products that only use open loop control strategies, and it is tailored to the needs of high performance buildings such as office space, schools, retail stores and warehouses.
The IES Progress Report recognizes products that make large contributions to the lighting industry with evolutionary and unique products. Submissions range from products to research, publications and design tools.
Entries that are selected represent the newest wave of lighting technology. Wattstopper and the CLTC have developed this revolutionary device to guarantee performance and prevent problems with occupant interference.
With optimal performance, structures that install the photosensor will be able to maximize energy and maintenance savings.
The growing demand for cutting-edge lighting controls
More companies and consumers are looking to more energy-efficient practices.
According to a survey conducted by Schneider Electric at their 2013 Xperience Efficiency events in Dallas and Washington D.C., 43 percent of respondents plan to invest more in energy efficiency than last year. Only 10 percent plan to invest less, and 22 percent expect to invest about the same amount.
Current federal and state energy standards and rising electrical costs have made efficient commercial lighting and other green technologies a necessity. In is no longer a question of whether a company or commercial property owner cares about the environment. Without investing into more energy efficiency, expenses will be too high to allow for profit or expansion.