The Power of Daylight
We visited an installation of smartengine yesterday at one of our client sites to carry out a software upgrade. Following the smooth upgrade transition, it was hard to miss this amazing graph in one of the open plan areas.
This office area has 30 light fixtures and we have enabled smartengine’s daylight harvesting feature. On the cloudier (and snowier) Sunday, there was less motion detected within the building, and the result was an average of 400W to light the space. This is already an amazing figure of under 14W per fixture.
Yet on Monday, when the sun was shining and twice as many people in the office, the average dropped dramatically to 120W. Only 4W per light fixture. That is a massive 70% energy saving, over what is already an 80% saving against fluorescent tubes.