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(archived) LG14 Control of electric lighting (2016) (pdf)
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(archived) LG14 Control of electric lighting (2016) (pdf)

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This edition of LG14 will be superseded in 2023, and has now been archived. This edition should not be used on current projects.


1 Introduction

2 Lighting control products and techniques

2.1 Manual control 

2.2 Timed control 

2.3 Presence detection

2.4 Absence detection 

2.5 Detector operating characteristics 

2.6 Photocells 

2.7 Daylight linking

2.8 Constant illuminance adjustment

2.9 Dimming and regulation 

3 Approach to designing lighting control systems

3.1 The designer 

3.2 Importance of understanding how the space will be used 

3.3 User types 

3.4 Understanding user expectations 

3.5 Control philosophies

3.6 System types 

3.7 Designing for energy reduction, comfort or visual effect

3.8 Control for special locations 

3.9 A consultative design approach 

4 Human interaction 

4.1 Introduction 

4.2 End user interaction 

4.3 End user expectations 

4.4 Classification of spaces and choice of lighting control 

4.5 Avoiding conflict 

4.6 System information and management 

4.7 Control interfaces

4.8 Manual override

5 Lighting control for visual effect and comfort

5.1 Introduction 

5.2 Visual enhancement of interior/exterior building features

5.3 Presentation spaces 

5.4 Circadian lighting 

6 Energy reduction through lighting control

6.1 Introduction 

6.2 Predicting lighting energy where lighting controls are incorporated

7 Integrated systems 

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Networked or centrally managed lighting control systems

7.3 Networked or centrally managed BMS

7.4 Integration of automatic testing and monitoring of emergency lighting luminaires

7.5 Network scenarios and configuration examples

7.6 Power over Ethernet (PoE)

7.7 Internet access

8 Commissioning and handover

8.1 Introduction 

8.2 System set-up and commissioning 

8.3 System handover 

9 Case studies 

9.1 Places of worship

9.2 Education

9.3 Offices

9.4 External lighting


Task Group Chair: Sophie Parry (Zumtobel Group)

Members: David Holmes (Hilclare Ltd); Paul Littlefair (Building Research Establishment); Simon Robinson (WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff); Kevin Stubbs (Zumtobel Group)

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