Lights in car parking buildings are expected to be on for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Conventionally design of these types of building has made utilising standard commercial lighting control difficult despite the potentially high level of energy savings.
With the latest technology in motion detection, and the excellent coverage now available, it is possible to introduce robust and reliable lighting controls into these challenging environments.
Safety + Energy Savings
Commercial lighting control in a car park can be set up so that when a person or car is detected the lights turn to full brightness.
After a pre-set time, once no further movement is sensed, the lights can either dim to 10% for example, or a percentage of the light fittings may switch to off, leaving sufficient lights to provide constant low level illumination so safety of customers is not compromised, but returning to full illumination when once more a person, or vehicle is detected.
Lighting controls such as these can provide significant savings in energy and costs, particularly when used with energy efficient lights.
IP rated sensors
As standard, we choose to use system units that are IP rated as suitable for outdoor use, and have PIRs suitable for low temperatures if required (even down to minus 30°C).