Digital Lighting Management by Watt Stopper

Sept. 15, 2009

Digital Lighting Management (DLM) is an all-digital suite of plug-together lighting controls that automatically configures to the most energy-efficient operation based on components in the system. DLM meets and exceeds energy code requirements, saves more energy than conventional controls, and provides an unprecedented return on investment for new construction and retrofit projects.

With DLM, each room or space in a building has its own control network where you simply connect room controllers, occupancy sensors, switches, and photocells as needed. Plug n Go technology then recognizes what is connected and automatically configures the space to the most energy-efficient operation.

For example, when room controllers are connected only to occupancy sensors, they default to automatic on/off operation. If a switch is added, operation changes to manual on/automatic off. When a dual-relay room controller and switches are connected, the system defaults to bi-level automatic on (auto on to 50 percent)/automatic off operation, which has been shown to provide 52 percent greater savings than occupancy sensors alone.

DLM uses Cat 5e RJ45 cables to connect the room components. This eliminates the majority of the contractor labor associated with interpreting wiring diagrams, setting DIP switches, and terminating low-voltage wires. This speeds up installation and eliminates the potential for wiring errors.

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