ETC’s energy saving Paradigm
Responsive Controls. The manufacturer describes the new products as ‘a sleek, convenient way to reduce wasted electricity in any space’.
Paradigm Occupancy/Vacancy Sensors use passive infrared sensors to detect vacancy, automatically shutting lights off when a space is unoccupied. They can also be configured to turn on when someone enters a room. The sensors are available with masks to prevent trips or false triggers. Instead of having to dismantle the product to install the masks, the Paradigm Occupancy/Vacancy Sensors let users depress the microlens dome and slide the mask into place on the outside of the sensor.
Paradigm Light Sensors also reduce electrical use by tapping into Paradigm’s daylight-harvesting capabilities, reducing the output of lighting fixtures based on the amount of natural light in an area. Large atriums with high ceilings equally benefit from daylight harvesting because the Light Sensors feature a RemoLux head that can be installed up to 300m away from the main controller station.
The DuaLux mode extends the reach of the Paradigm Light Sensors further, allowing for two separate heads to be connected to a single controller station. One can be used locally and the other remotely or both can be used remotely. They offer automatic light-value averaging, and can also provide simple light detection for on/off functionality.
Both the Occupancy/Vacancy Sensors and Light Sensors are described by ETC as ‘low-profile and able to blend into their surroundings without detracting from the look of a venue’.