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Networked controls can simplify healthcare facility lighting

December 4, 2017

Lighting control systems were once comprised of relay panels with low voltage switches, connected to some form of scheduling or time clock. Today, lighting control systems can be network-based solutions that are intelligent, addressable, centralized, and feature two-way communication, according to an article on the Facility Executive website.

These functions allow facility managers to customize lighting operations based on the makeup and architecture of a building. 

For instance, Toronto General Hospital in Ontario, Canada, identified an opportunity for significant savings in lighting energy. 

After a new energy management system was installed, the hospital reduced its lighting energy consumption by approximately 74 percent.

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