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Controls Alternatives

Lighting controls also include switches, dimmers, timers, motion detectors, and occupancy sensors. Choosing a photosensor or any control for an office involves taking many things into account, such as desired energy savings, and whether the occupants would prefer automatic or manual controls.

For more information on lighting controls, link to the Photosensors Tutorial's Bibliography, or visit the Lighting Research Center's web site:

Lighting Transformations: Builder's Guide to Home Lighting

Lighting Futures: Ideal Office Lighting System

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