BPA releases LRC report on pilot tests of LED lighting and adaptive controls

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the release of a report on pilot tests of dimmable LED luminaires and adaptive controls in an actual office environment. The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a US Department of Energy (DOE) agency that operates the Federal Columbia River Power System, commissioned the research and released the full report on its website. The researchers found that the connected lighting systems were difficult to commission and also at times frustrating for workers to use once installed, but the solid-state lighting (SSL) systems definitely delivered energy savings based on occupancy-sensing and daylight-harvesting controls.