The Beginning of Lighting Controls Design


You need help designing lighting controls for your building project. As a specifier, you have a lot on your plate and not enough time to get it all done, validate that it works and ensure your design intent is clear to everyone involved. I want to help you with your next lighting controls project by giving you practical advice on design ideas, energy code requirements, and best practices to help you avoid pitfalls that I have run into in the real world.

My name is David Moore and I am a Lighting Controls Specialist by day, assistant to the broader lighting control design community by night. I’ve had the opportunity to help many architects, engineers, electrical contractors, distributors and owners with a variety of lighting controls projects and challenges in my local community. I wanted a way to document and share the things I’ve learned with a broader audience, so I created


Lighting Controls can become very complex, but they don’t have to be. Unfortunately, a lot of information on the Internet covers very broad concepts and theory, but doesn’t always give you a lot of actionable advice on how to actually carry out the strategies in your design. You’ll find that most of the articles here offer step-by-step procedures to guide you through the concepts discussed, breaking them down into more manageable pieces and bringing clarity to the subject so you can make the right decision for your specific project.

My hope is that this site can not only help you with your current project, but that it can grow into a resource you can refer back to again and again as you work through each new lighting controls design.

Thanks for reading!

-David Moore

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