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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.

System

External Controls
Partnership

Sensor

Wall Control
Type

Wall Control
Power

Communication
Protocol

Luminaire

1YesIntegratedRockerKineticProprietary RFPendant
2YesIntegratedRockerKineticZigbeePendant
3YesRemote

Multi button*

BatteryProprietary RFPendant
4NoIntegratedRockerKineticZigbeePendant
5NoRemoteRocker*LineZigbeeRecessed
6NoIntegratedRockerLineIEEE 802.15.4 basedRecessed
7YesRemoteRocker*Battery

Low Voltage

Recessed
8NoIntegrated

Multi button*

LineIEEE 802.15.4 basedRetrofit kit
9NoIntegrated

Multi button

LineZigbeeRetrofit kit
10NoIntegratedRockerKineticZigbeeRetrofit kit
11YesIntegrated

Multi button

BatteryProprietary RFRetrofit kit
12NoIntegrated

Multi button

BatteryBluetooth LERetrofit kit
13YesIntegrated

Multi 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.