In today’s modern offices, new holistic design, controls, and system management tools are helping facility managers achieve their goals of reducing operating and maintenance costs over the lifecycle of the building while enhancing everyday work lifestyles. Increasingly, projects are benefiting from integrated building systems that address the key attributes of performance including sustainability, cost-effectiveness, safety and security, productivity and functionality.
A core component of building energy efficiency is the integration of Legrand’s Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system. DLM is an intelligent, distributed control system that automatically maximizes lighting levels and energy efficiency throughout a building.
Simplicity: The adaptable DLM technology platform provides control infrastructure at every switch, outlet, and lighting load for optimal energy performance. Built on open standards, DLM makes every control point accessible in real time, from anywhere in the world. Engineered for customers from designers to installers to end users, DLM is a best-of-class solution delivering the most powerful and robust customer experience on the road to a net zero future.
Efficiency: Today’s advanced lighting management systems include room controllers, occupancy and vacancy sensors, switches, daylighting sensors, dimmers, plug load controls, lighting control panels, and integration capabilities that provide convenient, energy-saving control of dimmed and switched loads. A DLM system provides a wealth of real-time data on energy usage, which can quickly and easily be adjusted for maximum optimization and efficiency.
Flexibility: A major advantage of DLM is its building block architecture and open platform system that allows for easy integration with other systems. There are no wire nuts, strippers, or pliers needed. Once the products are physically installed, it takes just a couple of minutes to connect all the devices. When a controller is connected to a switch and a room sensor, the system knows what it’s connected to, how to behave, and configures itself with best practices developed by Wattstopper.
Scalability: DLM can be used for stand-alone control of individual building spaces, or for centralized control of a floor, a building, or an entire campus that is also BACnet protocol compatible. BACnet is a communications protocol for building automation and control networks for applications such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control (HVAC), lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems and their associated equipment.