The GLS-LCL is a photosensor that measures ambient light in order to achieve the optimal balance of natural and artificial lighting in an indoor space in daylight harvesting applications. By harnessing natural daylight from windows and skylights, electrical lighting can be dimmed, reducing energy usage while maintaining a consistent light level for a more efficient and comfortable work or living space.
Intended for use with closed-loop type daylight harvesting systems, the GLS-LCL continually monitors the total ambient light level from all available light sources, which, along with precise control of room lighting and window shades, enables the control system to maintain a consistent level of light throughout the day. The best place to install the GLS-LCL in a typical office or similar space is on the ceiling directly above the primary work area. The sensor measures all light within a 60° cone, which consists predominately of reflected light, acquiring the most natural approximation of perceived changes in ambient light levels.
The GLS-LCL includes hardware to facilitate flush or surface mounting to a drywall or drop-tile surface. Its simple 3-wire interface allows for direct connection to a Crestron® control system via a single Versiport I/O or analog input port, with 24 Volts of power taken from the Cresnet® control bus.
Using the optional GLS-SIM Sensor Integration Module, the GLS-LCL becomes a full-featured Cresnet device, streamlining the total lighting system. Cresnet provides a simple solution for configuring and wiring sensors as part of any complete Crestron system. The Cresnet bus is the communications backbone for many Crestron keypads, lighting controllers, shade motors, sensors, and other devices. Cresnet is a simple, yet flexible 4-wire network that provides bidirectional communication and 24VDC power for Cresnet devices.
- Ceiling-mount photosensor
- Measures the ambient light level from all light sources
- Versatile flush or surface mounting
- 60 degree cone of coverage
- 0 to 10 Volts DC analog control output
- Control system interface via Cresnet® or analog input