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Lighting that lets people control how much light they use for their tasks, reduces building lighting costs. And, there is evidence it also makes for happier and more productive workplaces.  At least that’s what some studies done by lighting makers, and the makers of lighting controls conclude.


Granted, studies by companies that make lighting and lighting controls are potentially biased toward the use of those lights and controls. But in this case there are plenty of other references to balance them out. One, going back as far as 1998. And, this exhaustive article on the topic provides plenty of unbiased information sources. There is also in-depth information from this source about how personalized lighting control is healthier and helps people be more productive.

Amount of Electricity Used for Lighting

For building designers and those in the construction trades, the handwriting is on the wall. Lighting is demanding much more attention than simply estimating lumens and filling spaces with the right amount of fixtures to deliver that level of lighting. And, the attention couldn’t come at a better time.

Commercial building lighting costs average 17% of a building’s total electric use, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. But that figure varies a lot just depending on the type of building it is. Surprisingly, electricity used for lighting is only slightly lower (13%) for a small building when compared to a very large building (18%).

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016

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