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NEW: Building Lighting Controls
The ETL aims to encourage the purchase of building lighting controls that realise energy savings by automatically switching or dimming lighting. Two different categories of building lighting controls are covered:
- Presence detectors with associated controllers that monitor occupancy or movement of personnel, and automatically switch off lighting, or dim it down, when the area is unoccupied.
- Daylight detectors with associated dimming controllers that monitor daylight availability, and automatically dim lighting, by reducing its power consumption, to the level needed to sufficiently illuminate the area.
This sub-technology category covers products which provide white light by means of solid-state lighting technology to illuminate signage. This technology is used to internally illuminate box signs and built-up letters using white LEDs and modules, in combination with appropriate control gear, in both internal and external applications. The ETL scheme covers three categories i.e., channel letters, box and cabinet signs and faux neon.
Efficient White Lighting Units are products that are specifically designed to provide efficient, high quality, illumination. Efficient White Lighting Units are a combination of a light fitting (or luminaire), one or more light sources, and associated control gear that have been assembled either into a single packaged unit or a luminaire with remote control gear. Neither light fitting, light sources nor control gear alone can be said to ‘comply with the ETL’. Efficient White Lighting Units may also incorporate lighting control devices such as dimming and 'presence' controls. The luminaire could also include an optical system that reflects and/or focuses the product’s light output onto the item(s) being illuminated. An Efficient White Lighting Unit may be equipped with any high efficiency light source, such that it meets the eligibility criteria. Types of lighting may include: amenity, accent and display lighting units, general interior lighting and exterior lighting units.