Lighting Control Solutions for Commercial Offices, High Bay and More

By: Daintree Networks  11-11-2011
Keywords: Lighting Control, Energy Usage, Wireless Lighting Control

Commercial Office

The commercial and government office segment represents possibly the largest opportunity for advanced lighting control retrofits, with over 10 billion square feet of lit floor space in the U.S. and the greatest lighting energy usage of any building type. Offices can take advantage of all the lighting control strategies and features that Daintree Networks offers, as well as the utility programs and incentives specified for Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers.

Within the commercial office segment, Daintree's intelligent wireless lighting controls provide an especially compelling solution for large office retrofits and renovations, high-rise tenant improvements, and distributed multi-facility branch offices. Daintree solutions typically provide 40-70% savings on lighting energy costs, contribute valuable LEED points, and offer unparalleled control, all at a fraction of the cost of comparable wired systems.

Warehouse and Industrial

Large open spaces such as warehouses, industrial facilities and big box retailers represent a unique opportunity due to their difficult environments and use of high-bay lighting. The high output of the fixtures used to illuminate these locations can result in especially large energy reductions through the use of control strategies.

Unfortunately, these environments have traditionally been difficult for wired control systems. Their sometimes harsh physical environments, the difficulty of adding new sensors, and the open exposure of any new control wiring, has meant that few warehouses and industrial facilities have adopted advanced control systems. Wireless lighting control changes this equation by enabling simple retrofits without the complicated wiring.


Educational facilities represent another large area of building space in the US, with about 9 billion square feet of lit floor space. Like offices, schools can take advantage of all of the primary lighting control strategies, as well as special education-focused incentives. Wireless classroom lighting control can not only improve energy efficiency, but also use lighting to improve the quality of classroom learning. In addition, daylighting is an especially important opportunity in schools due to the frequency of window-facing classrooms.

Daintree technology also provides the simplicity and reliability that schools look for in their building technology, ensuring that their lighting systems will remain active and robust across the long life of the building.

Parking Garages

Wireless lighting controls technology makes perfect sense for parking garages, where adding new wiring to lighting fixtures is often difficult or impossible. The high lighting power output within garages, coupled with inconsistent use throughout the day and availability of daylight, means that there is tremendous energy and money to be saved with more intelligent, adaptive lighting systems. Daintree Networks can provide a solution that works with any lighting type, and easily add powerful, centralized control that offers light when and where it is needed.

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