Innovative lighting technology takes big step toward market adoption

Lllc Lighting Installation

The Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC) program was given the approval to expand its efforts in the market and with the supply chain by NEEA’s Regional Portfolio Advisory Committee—a committee composed of utility and energy efficiency organization representatives that helps steer market transformation efforts to achieve the region’s strategic energy efficiency goals.

Combining LEDs with integrated lighting controls and sensors within each fixture, LLLCs provide commercial building owners and operators more control, efficiency and performance than traditional lighting fixtures. This innovative, integrated solution benefits building owners, operators and occupants in a variety of ways including improved building performance and occupant comfort, maximized energy savings, and long-term building flexibility with tenants and space usage.

Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations are focused on training trade allies to help them develop the skills and understanding needed to sell and install LLLCs. Delivered by the Lighting Design Lab, these one-day Networked Lighting Controls training sessions are available for utilities and energy efficiency organizations across the region to host and empower their local trade ally communities with installation skills to ensure the benefits of LLLC are realized by building owners, managers and tenants. After launching in the fourth quarter of 2018 at Snohomish PUD, the training has continued to gain momentum.  Sixty-eight trade allies have already gained an understanding of this technology and honed their LLLC skills in first quarter of 2019 through training sessions hosted by Idaho Power in Boise and Northwest Energy in Billings, Missoula and Bozeman. Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power and Bonneville Power Administration hosted sessions in the second quarter of 2019.