Dimming allows users to control the brightness of light, allowing for reduction in energy consumption and changes to the visual mood of a space. A major advantage of a dimming control system over conventional individual switching is the ability to control the light levels of any light, group of lights, or all lights in a building from a single user interface device. This allows for complex “light scenes” to be created that create dramatic changes in atmosphere for applications such as a residence or the stage. Unlike conventional sources, dimming does not affect the efficacy of LEDs; it can extend the lifespan of LEDs by lowering their operating temperature.
Problem: The improper dimming or switching of light fixtures not only affects the lifespan of the fixture, but can impact the overall wellbeing of the user.
- Provide flexibility in controlling all lights or a particular light using a simple control system
- Develop ease of controlling the lighting system through a personal hand held device
- Establish controls that increase or decrease the lights based in response to how much daylight is in the space