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Title: Daylight control system device and method

Abstract

A system and device for and a method of programming and controlling light fixtures is disclosed. A system in accordance with the present invention includes a stationary controller unit that is electrically coupled to the light fixtures. The stationary controller unit is configured to be remotely programmed with a portable commissioning device to automatically control the lights fixtures. The stationary controller unit and the portable commissioning device include light sensors, micro-computers and transceivers for measuring light levels, running programs, storing data and transmitting data between the stationary controller unit and the portable commissioning device. In operation, target light levels selected with the portable commissioning device and the controller unit is remotely programmed to automatically maintain the target level.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Watt Stopper Inc., Santa Clara, CA, (United States) 
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176197
Patent Number(s):
7626339
Application Number:
11/657,427
Assignee:
The Watt Stopper Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05B - ELECTRIC HEATING
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Paton, John Douglas. Daylight control system device and method. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Paton, John Douglas. Daylight control system device and method. United States.
Paton, John Douglas. Tue . "Daylight control system device and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176197.
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abstractNote = {A system and device for and a method of programming and controlling light fixtures is disclosed. A system in accordance with the present invention includes a stationary controller unit that is electrically coupled to the light fixtures. The stationary controller unit is configured to be remotely programmed with a portable commissioning device to automatically control the lights fixtures. The stationary controller unit and the portable commissioning device include light sensors, micro-computers and transceivers for measuring light levels, running programs, storing data and transmitting data between the stationary controller unit and the portable commissioning device. In operation, target light levels selected with the portable commissioning device and the controller unit is remotely programmed to automatically maintain the target level.},
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year = {2009},
month = {12}
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Improving the Performance of Photo-Electrically Controlled Lighting Systems
journal, January 1989