Three photos of NGLS indoor evaluations.

A total of 14 connected lighting systems – representing a range of controls and luminaire types, including linear pendants, troffers, and retrofit kits – were installed in functioning classrooms at The New School, Parsons School of Design, with each system lighting its own classroom to a common lighting and control specification, which aligns with requirements for most lighting energy codes.

The table below summarizes key components of the submitted systems.

SystemExternal Controls
Partnership
SensorWall Control
Type
Wall Control
Power
Communication
Protocol
Luminaire
1YesIntegratedRockerKineticProprietary RFPendant
2YesIntegratedRockerKineticZigbeePendant
3YesRemoteMulti button*BatteryProprietary RFPendant
4NoIntegratedRockerKineticZigbeePendant
5NoRemoteRocker*LineZigbeeRecessed
6NoIntegratedRockerLineIEEE 802.15.4 basedRecessed
7YesRemoteRocker*BatteryLow VoltageRecessed
8NoIntegratedMulti button*LineIEEE 802.15.4 basedRetrofit kit
9NoIntegratedMulti buttonLineZigbeeRetrofit kit
10NoIntegratedRockerKineticZigbeeRetrofit kit
11YesIntegratedMulti buttonBatteryProprietary RFRetrofit kit
12NoIntegratedMulti buttonBatteryBluetooth LERetrofit kit
13YesIntegratedMulti button*BatteryBluetooth MeshRecessed
14YesIntegratedRockerKineticBluetooth MeshPendant

* Control functions are configured onsite; others are pre-configured at factory

Learn more about the submitted systems

In each classroom, the installers and evaluators encountered a variety of approaches to system architecture, operation, configuration tools, wall controls, and documentation.