Save up to 85% on energy with Niko's automatic daylight control
With Niko’s automatic daylight control, energy savings of up to 85% can be realised. A study from the Belgian Building Research Institute, the BBRI, has demonstrated this potential. The study evaluates the energy performance of Niko's automatic daylight control system in various circumstances.
The study shows that Niko's lighting control delivers substantial energy savings. The best result is seen in landscape offices where up to 85% can be saved on energy. Also, in all other types of spaces, energy savings of at least 50% can be realised. The results are even better when presence detection and daylight control are combined.
With automatic daylight control, light sensors ensure that the lighting is only switched on according to need. The more natural daylight enters the room, the lower the output of the artificial lighting system. In this way, optimum use is made of natural light, and each room is always ideally lighted. Moreover, in combination with presence detectors, the lighting system is only active when someone is present in the room.
Given that the savings potential of daylight control varies according to the situation, the BBRI’s study paid special attention to various parameters. The energy performance was tested in all kinds of rooms (small office, landscape office, meeting room, classroom, … ) and variables such as the orientation of the space (north-, east-, south- and west-facing), the windows, the influence of sun awnings etc. were also taken into account.
An intelligent lighting system directly contributes to a lower energy bill. An additional and no less important advantage is that it benefits the environment.
Energy-saving potential for different types of rooms
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Type of room
small office (21 m²)
landscape office (100 m²)
meeting room (40 m²)
children's classroom (60 m²)