A computer program for analyzing the energy consumption of automatically controlled lighting systems
Abstract
A computer code to predict the performance of controlled lighting systems with respect to their energy saving capabilities is presented. The computer program provides a mathematical model from which comparisons of control schemes can be made on an economic basis only. The program does not calculate daylighting, but uses daylighting values as input. The program can analyze any of three power input versus light output relationships, continuous dimming with a linear response, continuous dimming with a nonlinear response, or discrete stepped response. Any of these options can be used with or without daylighting, making six distinct modes of control system operation. These relationships are described in detail. The major components of the program are discussed and examples are included to explain how to run the program.
 Publication:

Final Report Smith
 Pub Date:
 January 1982
 Bibcode:
 1982shga.rept......
 Keywords:

 Automatic Control;
 Energy Conservation;
 Energy Consumption;
 Illuminating;
 Computer Programs;
 Dayglow;
 Dimming;
 Mathematical Models;
 Electronics and Electrical Engineering