Projects Updates/The Results
The recipient has completed the prototype of their automated luminaire. The control software has been demonstrated with upgrades to enable dynamic sensor-linked control in progress. The next task is a pilot installation including integration of their dynamic lighting products with a sensor to detect occupant location and activity, and implementation of control algorithms to optimize the lighting distribution for the room usage. Shelter-in-place orders limited the ability to develop and test control systems intended for application in public areas such as offices, galleries, and retail stores. The agreement term was extended nine months due to COVID-19 affecting both internal operations at Glint, and operations at UC Davis, where the demonstration for this project was initially planned.
The purpose of this project is to develop, smart, high-efficiency lighting products that dynamically target light to wherever is needed. For this project, Glint will develop the intuitive control systems and a luminaire motorization system to meet long term durability targets. Furthermore, Glint will demonstrate a sensor-linked luminaire that tracks room occupants and directs a task light that follows their location. This novel capability in solid-state lighting, will improve not only the efficiency with which light is generated, but also the efficiency with which it is utilized. In addition to reduced operating energy, these lighting products will provide new functionality, enable customer cost savings by reducing the number of installed luminaires needed, and provide improved lighting quality and safety in the lit environment.
Customers will enjoy a variety of benefits, including: better lighting distribution, less time spent on re-aiming lighting (e.g., product displays, event centers, and galleries), and ability to remotely adjust scene-lighting (e.g., typically experienced in theaters).
The dynamic lighting technology will offer customers significant savings. Not only do the products reduce the amount of energy needed to properly illuminate an area (e.g., higher efficiency and fewer lighting fixtures needed), they will be offered at a much lower price than the motorized luminaires that are currently available on the market.
Key Project Members
Loma Creek Inc.