Field Commissioning Of A Daylight-Dimming Lighting System
An Elementary School cafeteria in Florida was commissioned with a fluorescent lighting system that dims in response to available daylight. The lighting system's performance and commissioning aspects were evaluated through real time measurement of lighting and air conditioning power, work plane illumination, and interior/exterior site conditions. The new system produced a 27% reduction in lighting power due to dimming. Lower than expected dimming system performance was observed prior to effective commissioning. Difficulties encountered are discussed as well as recommendations for performance improvements.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Floyd, David, "Field Commissioning Of A Daylight-Dimming Lighting System" (1995). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 808.