Ambient light adaptive control systems, sometimes referred to as ‘daylight harvesting’, is a method of controlling the light output of LED lamps according to the amount of natural ambient light available.
Many indoor working areas, such as warehouses and factories will have an element of natural lighting available either through roof skylights or windows. Using the Magnatech LED adaptive lighting system can be set to allow constant lighting levels throughout the working day as natural light levels change.
The sensor detects the ambient light level and controls to power delivered to the LED lamps using a 0-10V dimming interface.
The lighting plan should be designed to provide sufficient light levels when no natural light is available.
All lamps should have a 0-10V dimming input.
The lux level can be easily set to the required lux level when the lamps are in position. This should be done when no natural light is available.
The most convenient method of implementing the adaptive lighting system is to have one per lamp which is factory fitted by Magnatech LED which required no addition building wiring and gives the most flexibility for changing lighting plans.
The system can also be configured to have one sensor controlling a number of lamps or a ‘zone’. In this instance a 0-10V control wire is required between the non-sensor lamps.
It is estimated that energy savings of 15%-20% can be achieved using the adaptive lighting system depending on the building.
For even higher energy saving the system can be used together with the Magnatech LED range of motion sensors providing on/off of multistep dimming. This system is especially suited to low occupancy areas such as storage areas.
The system can be added as an option on the full range of Magnatech LED indoor area lighting products including Aquila, Vela, Sagitta, Wigston and Stretton.
Our sales and technical team can offer advice for your design including selection of product type and power.