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Osram light sensors avoid wasted lighting

Published:  07 April, 2010

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The 97% of commercial lighting installations in Europe that still have only a manual on/off switch for lighting are potential markets for new sensors from Osram.

Osram has introduced a range of light sensors to ensure that light is used only when necessary, conserving energy and reducing overhead costs. There are three sensors, High Bay, Duo and Vision. Used as part of a light-management system, these sensors can significantly reduce the energy consumed by lighting within a building.

High Bay provides simple light control for areas with high ceilings, such as industrial areas and warehouses. These motion-detection sensors can be mounted at heights up to 13 m. They are maintenance free and use only 0.8 W during operation.

Duo sensors for offices, retail premises and residential properties have dual functionality. They can operate as a daylight sensor or as a combination daylight and presence-detection unit. They can be mounted on a ceiling or integrated into a luminaire. All functions can be adjusted by a rotary control on the front.

Vision provides motion detection for large areas and long corridors using PIR technology. They can be installed up to 4.5 m high and detect movement up to 21 m away. Time delay is adjustable.

According to Osram’s Jason Hicklin, ‘Light-management systems still hold a relatively niche place in the lighting market. In Europe, around 97% of commercial installations still have only a manual on/off switch. There is huge scope for businesses and the public sector to reduce costs by installing a light-management system.’

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