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2022-2023 U.S. Commercial Lighting Energy Mandate Key Phrases

2022-2023 U.S. Commercial Lighting Energy Mandate Key Phrases

In practical terms the goal is increased energy savings in the long-term. In terms of the nitty-gritty experience of lighting controls in everyday life, here’s how you will be affected when you enter and exit a space in a non-residential new construction or addition space.  

Key Terms:


Command Responce 

Vacancy Sensor (Manual-ON, Auto-OFF) You walk into a room. You think, “Hmm, it’s really dark in here.” You turn on the lights. You go about your business.

Occupancy Sensor (Auto-ON, Auto-OFF)

You walk into a room. The lights go on.

   3. Occupancy Sensor (Partial-ON, Auto-OFF)

You walk into a room. The lights switch on automatically to 50-80% of their full power.

  1. Vacancy Sensor (Manual-ON, Auto-OFF)

You walk out of the room. 20 minutes go by. The lights shut off automatically.

2. Occupancy Sensor (Auto-ON, Auto-OFF)

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You walk out of the room. 20 minutes go by. The lights shut off automatically.

3. Occupancy Sensor (Auto-ON, Partial-OFF)

You walk out of the room. The lights dim to 50-80% of their full power.

The aim of energy commissions is to reduce wasteful energy consumption without negatively impacting the overall user experience in any particular commercial setting. 

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