|Advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment.|
| Thursday, April 14, 2005 |
Daylighting Controls Focus of LRC’s Train-the-Trainer Session
What should a daylight switching system do? What should a daylight dimming system do? Where should daylighting control systems measure daylight in a building? What is the difference between a closed-loop and an open-loop control system? These questions and many more are answered in the Daylighting Controls Practicum developed by the Daylight Dividends program.
Twelve lighting professionals, instructors and energy efficiency experts convened recently at a two-day, hands-on session at the Lighting Research Center. These trainers will offer the Daylighting Controls Practicum at various sites around the country. The LRC’s Andrew Bierman, Dan Frering, Terry Klein, Russ Leslie, and Peter Morante focused their training-session instruction on the design, selection and commissioning of today’s daylighting control systems.
The goals of the practicum are to train a range of lighting decision-makers to:
Researchers at the LRC also developed a device to simulate a daylighting control system within a room. Dubbed simply the “Daylighting Controls Simulator,” this apparatus was designed to demonstrate the interaction between natural daylight and the major components of a daylighting control system—photocell, controller, ballast and power supply.
For more information about the Daylighting Controls Practicum offered in your area, contact one of the trainers below.
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. Founded in 1988, the Lighting Research Center has built an international reputation as a trusted and reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. Its mission is to advance the effective use of light and create a positive legacy of change for society and the environment.
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