Digital lighting management (DLM) is like having an energy savings specialist in every room. Since for most buildings lighting makes up 20 percent of their overall energy expense, and 38 percent of their electricity costs, technology solutions for improving efficiency in that area are an excellent investment. Digital lighting management connects every light fixture in a room, floor, or building to a network. The system monitors and adjusts each light depending on factors like time, occupancy, and available daylight.
Over the last few years, lighting controls have become increasingly complex. Instead of lights just being controlled at the switch, manufacturers have improved energy efficiency by adding photocells and occupancy sensors so lights go off when not in use. These lights could be connected into a network to generate savings, but they had no software to capture data. Savings weren’t measurable. Digital Lighting Management (DLM) takes lighting efficiency to the next level.