Two-Way Connectivity with a Lighting System as a Demand Response Source
This study evaluates both the energy efficiency and demand response capability of three, off-the-shelf, advanced lighting control systems (ALCS). The project has these objectives: 1) Determine if these advanced lighting control systems allow for reliable remote control of the facilities lighting loads as part of a Demand Response program and 2) Determine the energy savings that can be achieved with a well designed, smart lighting system. Each of the new control systems claim to have remote control capability, enabling both tuning, scheduling, and demand response capability. All systems were individually tested to determine the system ability to respond to demand response signals in a timely and efficient manner.