GridNavigator pole sensors allow business owners and facility managers to easily apply a set of smart energy-saving measures to their outdoor parking lot lights. An astronomical clock allows the user to switch on their lights on at full intensity when the sun sets, then a schedule can be used to dim the lights later in the evening once the business is closed. At this point a motion sensing system can also be activated in order to fully illuminate a pole whenever motion is detected, combining safety and energy efficiency with a minimum of effort. Initial setup and on-the-fly adjustments can be performed on-site or remotely from a smartphone app, greatly reducing the need for routine maintenance calls.
Each pole sensor contains a relay and a 0-10V dimming output, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of outdoor LED light heads. Like all GridNavigator products the pole sensor communicates wirelessly with an on-site bridge gateway, enabling easy deployment. Motion sensing is controlled from a schedule, ensuring that it is only active during off-peak hours, and users may freely control both the unoccupied light level and the full illumination time from the schedule settings.
The GridNavigator Inside Fixture Controller is a control module for indoor dimmable light fixtures that enables a broad range of energy-saving strategies. Each IFC contains a relay to turn lights on and off, as well as an output for 0-10V dimming control. IFCs can be connected to individual light fixtures, or they can control small groups of lights in parallel.
Facility managers can remotely control IFCs from a smartphone app to turn lights on and off or adjust dimming directly. Light level changes can also be scheduled by time-of-day or around sunrise and sunset, enabling users to minimize their lighting costs outside business hours. Groups of IFCs can also be combined with a GridNavigator All-In-One sensor, and this enables them to react to changes in the surrounding environment. Facility managers can use these sensors to perform daylight harvesting, which dims the light fixtures when an area is being adequately illuminated by sunlight, or to perform motion sensing, which dims lights in areas that are infrequently occupied until a building occupant is detected in the vicinity.