Welcome to The University Without Light Switches - Energy Watch News

Welcome to The University Without Light Switches

Students attending Dubai’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) need never flick a light switch or search for a tutorial or classroom again. The facility has been equipped with state-of the-art lighting controlled by a cloud-based technology. It enables faculty staff to control and personalise light settings using a smartphone app, while students can be guided to rooms using lighting-based indoor positioning technology. Instead of using light switches, HBMSU’s lighting is controlled in a variety of ways: by occupancy sensors in luminaires that detect people’s presence, switching on and off lighting; by automatic adjustment of light levels according to the availability of natural daylight; by a smartphone or tablet app; or from a central console. Also, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is synced with the class schedule so that air conditioning is switched on before a class starts and students don’t have to enter a warm room. The indoor navigation service uses the university’s smartphone app. LED light points, installed in the hallway, lobby areas and corridors, transmit a light code containing their individual geographical location. http://luxreview.com/article/2018/03/welcome-to-university-without-light-switches

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