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Intelligent Lighting Controls for Commercial Buildings

A Pike Research report:  Sensors and Control Technology for Commercial Buildings and Common Areas of Multi-Family Residential Properties: Market Analysis and Forecasts…

Though lighting represents about 17.5% of all global electricity consumption, only a small percentage of the lighting in commercial buildings is controlled by anything other than an ON/OFF switch. Intelligent lighting controls enable the lighting system to react to the actual conditions in a space, such as whether the space is occupied and how much natural light is present, and only provide the amount of artificial light that is required. Increasing the use of lighting controls would be a very straightforward way of improving the energy efficiency of lighting systems.

A number of trends are leading to increased adoption of intelligent lighting controls. In addition to the drive to cut energy consumption, there is recognition that lighting control systems can contribute to the pursuit of green building certifications, an interest in increasing the amount of natural light available to occupants, and a desire to provide people with more control over the light levels in their work environments. In addition, more lighting control systems are networked and centrally controlled, enabling them to be connected to building energy management systems and Smart Grid applications. Wireless technologies are providing options for implementing lighting controls in buildings where installing wired systems wouldn’t previously have been practical.

This Pike Research report describes eight different lighting control strategies and the types of applications to which they are applicable, provides an update on sensor and control technologies, and discusses different options for wireless control and integration with other building systems. In addition, the study includes forecasts for lighting control equipment revenue for nine different building types across five world regions. The report also features in-depth profiles and SWOT analyses of 24 key industry players.

Key questions addressed:

  • What are the trends that are driving the adoption of lighting controls, both globally and regionally?
  • What are the barriers hindering the adoption of lighting controls and what are some potential ways to address these barriers?
  • What are the different lighting control strategies that can be implemented?
  • What lighting control technologies are available and what are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each?
  • What kinds of lighting controls strategies and technologies are appropriate for different lighting applications?
  • What is the outlook for lighting control product revenue in each type of commercial building, and multi-family residential common areas, in each world geographic region?
  • How are various established and startup companies positioned for success in the lighting control market?