An operating profile determines how the light will behave. It allows for the light to be dimmed or turned off completely during times when facility usage is reduced. Operating profiles can incorporate occupancy sensing and Advanced Occupancy Sensing that apply light when and as needed.
Operating profiles allow you to reduce the size (and cost) of your solar LED lighting systems by specifying how and when light should be applied. Incorporating an operating profile allows for the most efficient and effective use of available energy. When a solar LED lighting system works within an energy budget by being purposeful with the application of light, energy is conserved, allowing the system size and overall project cost to be reduced.
Operating profiles can be either conservative or progressive:
Conservative Profile – dimming the light during times when facility usage is less
Progressive Profile - using occupancy sensing to apply light as-needed
The more progressive the profile you incorporate, the higher the lumen output a system can achieve. The example below shows the potential lumen output of the EverGEN 1710 operating in Nassau, Bahamas running three different operating profiles.
Learn more about the 63 different operating profiles offered by the Carmanah EverGEN in the Operating Profile FAQ.
Advanced Occupancy Sensing
Advanced Occupancy Sensing is a Carmanah patent-pending technology that allows the activation of a network of lights when one light in the network senses motion.
Utilizing wireless mesh networking, GPS, and occupancy sensors, Advanced Occupancy Sensing allows a network of EverGEN 1700 solar LED lights to provide synchronized low-high or off-on activation when one of the lights within the network senses motion.
Incorporating Advanced Occupancy Sensing can significantly increase the light output of an EverGEN 1700 system.
With each light providing higher light levels, fewer systems are needed to light an area (for example, a parking lot) to the required light level. Incorporating Advanced Occupancy Sensing can significantly reduce overall project cost.
Advanced Occupancy Sensing can be activated in two different ways:
Full Activation: One light in the network senses motion, activating all the lights in the network to turn from off to on or to ramp from low to high.
Set Distance Activation: One light in the network sense motion, activating lights within a set distance of the motion to turn from off to on or to ramp from low to high.
Set distance activation is factory set at a 200 ft. (61 m) radius but is field configurable for between 100 ft. (31 m) and 500 ft. (152 m).
Once activated, lights ramp up from low to high, or from off to on, over two seconds.
If the delay timer expires and no motion is detected, the lights will transition back to either ‘low’ or ‘off’ over five seconds. If motion is detected, the delay timer will reset and the lights will remain in ‘high’ or ‘on’ mode.
The delay timer is factory set for 30 seconds, and is field configurable for anywhere between 30 seconds and five minutes.
For more information see the Advanced Occupancy Sensing FAQ.