LED Eco Lights has announced the launch of Light Boss, a networked wireless lighting control system that significantly reduces energy and maintenance costs and monitors usage. Light Boss is triggered by occupancy or daylight and delivers the correct amount of light only where and when it is needed. The company claims this delivers up to 95% energy savings.
Saima Shafi, sales and marketing director at LED Eco Lights said: “Automated lighting networks can radically reduce energy consumption without affecting lighting performance. Light Boss makes it easy to design, optimise and extend a lighting network. Typical savings, when combined with Goodlight LED luminaires are between 60-95%, depending on its application – ranging from commercial to industrial, education to healthcare and even hospitality.”
Setting or adjusting the lighting can be achieved without any wiring changes. Luminaires can be added or replaced, and re-configured at the touch of a button – ideal when refurbishing or adapting internal layouts and without any expensive re-commissioning.
An extensive status monitoring dashboard provides on-demand reports of the ‘health’ of LED sources and drivers, highlighting any critical failure points that need attention. In addition to its routine maintenance capabilities, Light Boss provides automation of routine emergency light testing and maintenance requirements, for example with self-test features for emergency lighting.
Reporting on the energy consumption of all connected lighting fixtures allows analysis and measurement of a single site, or all the sites being managed. This makes the Light Boss ideal for reviewing the energy performance of multi-site portfolios. Energy and facility managers can log in to review data from any site location as little or as often as needed.
“A major advance of this integrated solution is that it can be applied to new builds, retrofits, old and new lighting” added Saima Shafi. “Light Boss modules are connected during the LED lighting upgrade, saving the time and costs of an additional lighting control installation. Because the technology is retrofittable, any luminaire and even individual lamps can be replaced with new LED and wireless-enabled luminaires.”
The savings can be substantial. Operating the lighting where it is needed, rather than at 100% brightness constantly, not only minimises energy consumption, but also extends lighting lifecycles and reduces maintenance costs. Example cost savings for a distribution centre fitted with LED lighting and Light Boss are around 87% with a payback of less than two years.