by Stephanie King, Paul Littlefair, Gareth Howlett, Feride Sener and Cosmin Ticleanu (30-May-2014)
Lighting controls offer substantial energy savings, and new techniques, such as touchscreens, scene setting and colour changing LEDs, allow uniquely flexible and sophisticated control. However, clear and accessible controls system interfaces are vital if users are to control the lighting properly. This Information Paper explains how to design lighting controls interfaces that are easy to use and understand and give appropriate feedback to users. It will be of interest to controls manufacturers, lighting designers, building services consultants, ergonomists, facilities managers and building owners.
BRE lighting controls experiment
Conclusions and recommendations
8pp A4, 4 line drawings, 5 photos