Lutron launches ‘ultimate’ in light control management7 December 2009
Quantum, it is said, can minimise energy consumption and electric light usage within commercial buildings, and reduce costs by up to 60%. Lutron says that the incorporation of highly efficient dimming allows users to dim fluorescent lights down to 1% of full light output.
Fully scalable, Quantum comprises a range of products from Lutron’s ‘energy suite’ that allow users to configure, control and monitor all electric and daylight within a building. These include: Hyperion solar adaptive shading, which automatically adjusts and repositions Lutron Sivoia QS window shades based on the sun’s position throughout the day; the new Radio Powr Savr and Rania Wireless RF Switch for automatic extinguishing of lights when a space is unoccupied; GRAFIK Eye QS, a preset light and shade control system now available with wireless technology; Energi Savr Node QS, which controls light by connecting occupancy sensors, daylight sensors and wallstations to DALI ballasts; and Green Glance, a display software package which provides real-time and historic reporting on energy savings within a building.
According to Lutron, Quantum can also help to increase employee productivity, with research indicating that people are 5-10% more productive when working in their preferred light level.
Andrew Bechgaard, head of marketing EMEA at Lutron, commented: “Quantum is the ultimate in light control management. This system not only improves comfort and productivity within a commercial environment, but also saves energy. With the versatility to control such a variety of elements, every commercial installation should look to take advantage of the benefits afforded by this product.”