The fact of the matter is that controls aren’t guaranteed to generate savings. There’s a number of reasons for this; the space is always occupied, the control mechanisms themselves draw too much energy, or people who might flip a switch end up letting the sensor do the work and lamps run for 5 minutes longer than they have to. But that’s okay (mostly), because Lighting Wizard, Stan Walerczyk is back to talk about the non-energy benefits to a set of controls. He along with Greg and Michael go through alternate benefits like color-tuning for alertness, zone controls for safety, and biophilia by mimicking nature.
We’re still not clear what side Stan is on in this discussion, or how to measure human productivity, or why lighting seems to be the default application of smart controls. But at least we had an interesting chat.