Lighting Control Protocols
|Publication Date:||28 November 2017|
This Technical Memorandum is intended to serve as a basic resource for lighting designers and specifiers integrating control into their projects. The information provided is intended to assist coordination and collaboration with other design and construction disciplines to successfully integrate lighting control into other building systems, resulting in more efficient, and healthier, buildings.
The technologies for lighting control and building system interoperability are many and actively evolving, so this document should be seen as a starting point for a greater understanding of the range of possibilities for lighting control and interoperability.
For the purposes of this document, lighting control refers to the systems or commands that affect the state of electric luminaires in response to some stimulus or action. The stimulus can be on the part of the building occupants or the external environment, and can be direct, such as the manual flip of a switch, or less direct as a reaction to a variety of states or conditions within or without the physical confines of the space.