CABA Information Series
(IS-2014-97) Integrated Lighting Controls
This white paper from Siemens explains the benefits of integrated lighting control with other building management systems. Lighting systems have been self-contained closed systems. By interconnecting lighting with other building automation system, building performance and energy efficiency can be increased. This paper notes some of the practical issues of gathering data from an increased number of points, such as using a common naming method, the same command set, and compatible communication protocols. Integrated lighting can be programmed to adjust to time-of-use electric rates through the control of dimming levels. An integrated lighting system can participate in demand response and can impact the heat load on the building air-conditioning system.