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Everything You Need to Know About LLLCs

March 7, 2023
From the EC&M e-books library: How the latest trends in luminaire level lighting controls are shaping the market

Like many aging facilities across the country, the Pacific Tower of Seattle was facing a common challenge. The problem? As detailed in a recent case study by BetterBricks, the older systems of the iconic building were inefficient and failing to meet the needs of its occupants. After the Washington Department of Commerce signed a 30-year lease to take over Pacific Tower, the team wanted to bring the building into the modern era by improving its energy conservation measures and the lighting experience. To make this improvement, the team decided that Luminaire level lighting controls (LLLCs) were the ideal choice to meet their goals. According to the case study, after the installation of LLLCs, the building now has an 80% energy savings compared to the previous system, and its energy use is 27% better than Seattle’s progressive energy code. Thanks to the new LLLC system, the historic building was brought into the present.

Within this e-book, you’ll find a selection of articles from EC&M that demonstrate what the occupants of the Pacific Tower have already discovered — LLLCs are the future.

But don’t just take my word for it. The first article in this collection is from the staff at BetterBricks (a commercial resource of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance that helps Northwest building professionals gain a competitive edge in the market) who sat down with four experts to discuss the future of the lighting industry. Their insights on LLLCs will give you a better idea of how the technology is expected to impact and advance the industry.

Of course, as with all new technology, there are misconceptions. For LLLCs, some have the perception that the technology increases installation costs, adds complexity to projects, and will be time-consuming. However, as Dan Kuhl demonstrates on page 13, this is not the case. Additionally, on page 15, Chris Wolgamott addresses three common myths about LLLC technology.

If you’re still on the fence about LLLCs, check out the final piece by Barbara Hamilton. Her article outlines the four biggest benefits of LLLCs and demonstrates why every business should be implementing LLLC technology in all of their buildings.

Whether you’re an LLLC novice or expert, I know this free e-book will be a valuable resource on this technology as well as the future of the lighting industry.

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